Question: What does the name Chennai mean?

The name Chennai is of Telugu origin. It was derived from the name of a Telugu ruler, Damarla Mudirasa Chennappa Nayakudu, father of Damarla Venkatapathy Nayak, a Nayak ruler who served as a general under Venkata III of the Vijayanagar Empire from whom the British acquired the town in 1639.

Why is Madras called Chennai?

Madras was rechristened in 1998 as Chennai (from Chennapatnam, which was a nearby town named by Damarla Venkatadri Nayaka in honour of his father, Damarla Chennappa Nayakudu) when some other Indian cities were also being renamed.

Is Chennai a Tamil word?

Chennai is a Telugu word, nothing Tamil about it: Historian.

Is Chennai a developed city?

Chennai is another fast growing city in India with total GDP of 66 Billion USD or 382800 Crore Rs. Chennai is ranked 93rd among most developed city according to GDP in world.

Who is the reason for making of Chennai?

Answer: King Saudi was the reason for making of Chennai.

Which is the cricket stadium in Chennai?

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