) (literally meaning A forest of holy herbs and roots
) is a western suburb of Chennai
, Tamil nadu
. However, administratively, it comes under Thiruvallur district
. It is famous for its Devi
temple. Nearby towns include avadi
As of 2001
, Tiruverkadu had a population of 30,734. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Tiruverkadu has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 78%, and female literacy is 61%. In Tiruverkadu, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.