Founder's Note

A warm Vanakkam.

I’m Sujata Tarakesan, Creator and Co-founder, CHENNAIGAGA.

Chennaigaga is a tshirts & souvenirs brand, celebrating the city of Chennai aka Madras. Interestingly, typical souvenirs were not available in the city before we launched in 2010.

We are the first to offer Carnatic Music and Tamil-themed souvenirs too. Our designs are creative, unique and appeal to everyone who loves namma Chennai. Our products make for good gifts. Our mantra is: Go Gaga over Chennai!

Enjoy our quirky takes on namma Chennai!


The name Chennaigaga was specially coined out of enthusiasm and love for the city of Chennai, a city still fondly remembered by its previous, beloved name: 'Madras'.  

Did you know that typical souvenirs like the ones available all over the world were not available in Chennai before? Chennaigaga was created to fill that gap and to meet that intense feeling of nostalgia and sense of belonging with the apt balm. It's a fact and our pride and delight to state that:  Uniquely-Chennai T-Shirts and Souvenirs by Chennaigaga  was the first-of-its-kind endeavor for the city of Chennai when it was launched in 2010.   

 A whole range of designs are conceptualized and brought to life through popular, useful products here. Every design strives to capture the essence of the city through at least one of its myriad elements. Chennai city, which is still fondly remembered as Madras, is rich in culture, arts and traditions, language, cinema, music, cuisine, and of course, its people.  Chennaigaga has many reasons indeed, to celebrate Chennai's people. So, branding the 'Chennaiite' through T-shirts designs for the first time EVER in 2010, is also Chennaigaga's unique pride!  

A delight for die-hard Chennaiites and for all those who love Chennai and call Madras home, Chennaigaga's t-shirts and souvenirs have irresistible appeal for the city's visitors, tourists and proud locals alike.

Gifting solutions are also aplenty at Chennaigaga with creative designs, themed Madras memorabilia and Chennai t-shirts, mugs and more. We consistently strive to keep the quality high and prices great.  

Chennaigaga is a constant celebration of Namma Ooru and our mantra is: Go gaga over Chennai!!