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237/365 – Ranganathan Street

Ranganathan Street is a street in T. Nagar, Chennai,India. It is located on the approach to the Mambalam train station. Many commercial establishments can be found onRanganathan Street.


What is presently known asRanganathan Street ought to have beenRangaswamy Iyengar Street after the first resident of that street. It was the usual practice then to name streets after the first resident irrespective of their class, caste or contribution.

Mr.Tupil Rangaswamy Iyengar, a retired Civil Servant of the erstwhile Madras Presidency built his house in early ’20s. When civil authorities approached him for his formal approval the humble, religious and self effasive gentleman requested it be named after Lord Ranganatha of Srirangam.

One of the busiest street in the city acrossIndia.


Usman Road is on one end of the street. At the other end is the Mambalam train station. On the street can be found many commercial establishments ranging from street hawkers selling safety pins to big stores selling gold jewelry. Many vegetable vendors also sell their wares on Ranganathan Street.

Throughout the year the street is FULL of people. Traditionally, it is busiest during Deepavali by nature of this street offering consumers the opportunity to purchase a variety of commodities. The most famous among the establishments onRanganathan Street are the Saravana stores.

Commercial shops

Some of the commercial shops established inRanganathan street include:

1.Saravana Stores

2.Jeyachandran textile and jewellery

3.Rathna stores


The street is a famous icon of T. Nagar and due to its proximity to Mambalam railway station, people from all parts of Chennai and Tamil Nadu flock to Ranganathan Street for shopping, especially during festive seasons.

There are no residential buildings onRanganthan street as such, but there are a few very close to the street such as Rams Flats, Devinarayana Apartments, Narayana apartments and Kamakoti Flats on Rameswaram road.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ranganathan_Street

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