Tindivanam (Tamil: ) is a town and a municipality in Viluppuram district in the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. Important roads from north to south Tamil Nadu pass through Tindivanam and similarly from west to east.
Tindivanam is a Selection grade Municipal Town. Tindivanam was Constituted as Municipality in 01.04.1949 and it was subsequently upgraded as 2nd grade Municipality from 03.04.1970, 1st grade Municipality from 22.05.98 and Selection Grade from 02.12.2008. Ennairam, located near Tindivanam, has inscriptions about the Hindu shastras that date back to the 11th century.The Chola temple of Narasimma swamy koil Built by Rajaraja Chola 1 (985 1010) and has reached 1000 years. 8,000 samanaras were lived in this village. It was initially known as 'Tindirivanam' where "Tindiri" means Tamarind in pure Tamil and "Vanam" means Jungle. So it was called the 'Jungle Of Tamarind' in the olden days. This name changed slowly to its present day name.