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Chennai Metro route to encroach on 800 year old Perumal Temple and its lands, viaduct pillar to stand on Amman Temple pond

Chennai Metro route to encroach on 800 year old Perumal Temple and its lands, viaduct pillar to stand on Amman Temple pond
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Arulmigu Sri Sundara Varadaraja Perumal Temple, said to be at least 800 years old temple is located in Virugambakkam suburb of Chennai. The Sunguvar Brahmin community had donated lands in the region for the maintenance of the temple.

As per 1910 records, these lands were shown being under the Taluk Board which over a period of time were encroached by land sharks. The temple pond however existed which were also gobbled up by encroachments. The erstwhile temple pond is now a garbage dump.

Later, a Muslim party had tried to grab a portion of this land belonging to the temple to build a mosque.

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