() was named after the series of alvars (Tamil saints) came to Padi and sang songs in the Lord Shiva Temple (Tiruvalleeswarar Temple). Arulmigu Thiruvalithayam Temple in Padi is one of the famous Guru Bhagawan temples in Chennai. This temple is under the control of Hindu Aranilayathurai. Every year Thai Kirthigai is one of the big festival in Padi. Another famous temple is the Padavattamman Temple. These temples are important landmarks in Padi.
Thai Kirthigai Festivals
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, exactly 13 km from Chennai FORT is a suburb of Chennai
. M.T.H Road (Madras Thiruvallur High Road) now known as CTH Road (Chennai Thiruvallur High Road) passes through Padi. Padi is basically an industrial area and Good infrastructure and convenient living conditions have made this place popular among the working class.
Lucas TVS,Wheels India,Sundaram Fasteners,Sundaram Clayton,Brakes India,Britannia Industries are some of the popular industries in this area. These industries provide major employment to people living in Padi and nearby areas such as Korattur, Ambattur, Mogapair, Anna Nagar, Thirumangalam, Villivakkam, Kolathur, ICF, etc.
There are also a few BPO companies operating from this area.
The nearest Railway Station is at Korattur and Villivakkam.
Police Station - Korattur.Padi railway......