My City Chennai is the capital of Tamil Nadu. It is a metropolitan city and is located on the Coromandel Coast off the Bay of Bengal. My City Chennai is the biggest city in the Southern region and it is also the biggest city in terms of culture, education and economic centers. My city Chennai is the fifth largest city in the country and the fourth most populated city. My city Chennai was also named in the list of top ten cities to visit in the world by Lonely Planet. It was also called as the best city in India in 2014, by India Today. The food of Chennai was ranked the second best in the world by National Geographic. Chennai is also known as the Detroit of India because of its large economy. It is also amongst top 100 smart cities in India.
Chennai earlier known as Madras is the capital city of Tamil Nadu. Chennai and the area around the city have served as important centers for the military, economic and administration. The parts of Tamil Nadu and South was ruled by the Cholas in the early centuries. The Areas of Mahabalipuram was built by the Pallavas of Kanchi. The region was ruled by the Cholas and the Pandyas before the Portuguese arrived and constructed the Northern region of Chennai. The Southern region was then ruled by Hyder Ali before British Raj overtook. After Independence, Chennai became the capital of the Madras State and the state was then renamed as Tamil Nadu. Madras was then renamed as Chennai.
Art and Culture
The people of Chennai celebrates all the festivals with joy and excitement. The city has a huge diversity in its art and culture and is also very rooted. The Carnatic Music is a very famous form of Music that can be heard in Tamil Nadu and in Chennai as well. The city also provides Bachelors in arts at the Madras University. Chennai Sangam is an art festival which showcases the various forms of arts of the state and also the neighboring states. The city celebrates Onam with great joy and the art called as Pookolam can be seen a lot during this time, which mainly comes from Kerala. The common dance form is Bharat Natyam, which is a classical dance form and is very famous across the globe.
The people of Chennai speaks Tamil and it is the dominating language. There are very few Hindi speaking people in the city and they do not prefer speaking Hindi. They love their language- Tamil and prefers speaking it. But now the people have started understanding Hindi as well and they have started speaking the language. English in the city is the second most commonly spoken language.