Madras and its environs are known historically to have been busy centres of cultural and religious activity from very early times. Hence the existence of a number of important and interesting places along the coast of Madras, such as Tiruvottiyur, Triplicane, Mylapore, Tiruvanmiyur and Tirupporur, some of which have been important for Muslims and Christians too.
Almost parallel to the coast and at a distance ranging between 10 and 20 miles may be found places like Chingleput, Puvirundavalli and northern Tirumullaivayil (different from the Tirumullavasal near Shiyali in the south). Tirumullaivayil is situated at a distance of about 13 miles to the west of Madras, just near Avadi where the historic 60th session of the Indian National Congress was held in January 1955.
Author : Shri R. K. Das