|Elevation||5 m (16 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Central Chennai|
|Civic agency||Chennai Corporation|
Choolai is located near Chennai Central, 1 km from chennai central railway station
CHOOLAI has got its name because of the Brick kilns present in that area. There is still a road by the name “Brick Kiln Road”(Sengal choolai road) in Choolai, which proved its name reason. It was previously called as “Lakshmi Narasimhapuram”.
Lord Natarajar temple is there in Choolai which was built some 150 years back and I believe it to be one of the very few temples built for lord Nataraja and only one in the city.
As like every other place in Chennai, Choolai has also got its good heritage value and carries some good memories from the past. Thanks to Muthiah sir for the book “Madras Miscellany” by which he has taken us to the 18th & 19th century and made us know about the history and heritage of MADRAS. Here are the few information gathered from his book regarding Choolai.
Choolai is known for its “MADRAS UNITED SPINNING & WEAVING MILLS (CHOOLAI MILLS)”. In the late 19th and early 20th centuries, there were two composite textile mills in Madras – B&C in Perambur , owned by a British Company and Madras United Spinning & Weaving Mills in Choolai, fully owned and managed by an Indian. But due to the strikes and losses this was sold to Sardar Inderjit Singh & Sons of Delhi and later they sold it to M/s.Edward Textiles of Bombay. But due to the non-payment of tax arrears, government seized the mills and converted the buildings into godowns for the Food Corporation of India , which is still there in Choolai.
Choolai is located in the midst of two major areas in North-Chennai, namely, Vepery, Periamet. Nehru Stadium is in the neighborhoods of Choolai.
Directions From Choolai
Many number of busses ply through Choolai, And Central And Egmore is very near to Choolai
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