13°0′24″N 80°14′14″E / 13.00667°N 80.23722°E / 13.00667; 80.23722 (Gandhi Mandapam)

Gandhi Mandapam

Gandhi Mandapam is a series of memorial structures built on Sardar Patel Salai, in Adyar, Chennai.[1][2][3] The first structure to be built on the premises was a memorial to Mahatma Gandhi, opened by then Chief Minister of Madras, C. Rajagopalachari on 27 January 1956. Later, four other memorials for independence activist Rettamalai Srinivasan and former chief ministers C. Rajagopalachari, K. Kamaraj and M. Bhakthavatsalam were added.[3]

Owing to its prominence, the premise is often utilized for public functions, particularly for cultural discourses and music shows.[4][5] The site also serves as a recreational park in the city.[6]

It is located nearby Anna University and IIT Madras.

See also


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  2. ^ "gandhi mandapam for a fresh look". The Hindu. 7 June 2007. Archived from the original on 9 July 2007. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  3. ^ a b T. Ramakrishnan (7 August 2008). "Gandhi Mandapam set for new look". The Hindu. Archived from the original on 11 July 2008. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  4. ^ "Chennai today". The Hindu. 29 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  5. ^ "gandhi mandapam". chennainetwork. Archived from the original on 9 June 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.
  6. ^ "Gandhi Mandapam to be spruced up at Rs.11.61-cr". The Hindu. 21 April 2012. Retrieved 7 July 2012.