Monday, 31 December 2012

                           NTv was organized its flag ship program MANADESAM -MANAGEETAM. in my home town JAMMALAMADUGU . Local MLA sri. C.ADI NARAYAN REDDY gaaru and opposition leader sri.P.RAMA SUBBA REDDY gaaru were attended the programme. Young leader Y.S.AVINASH REDDY who is the cousin of Y.S. JAGAN MOHAN REDDY also attended the programme. The link showing the video is shown below...................

N Tv MANA DESAM MANA GEETAM IN JAMMALAMADUGU


                        Children from different schools were participated actively in the programme. School children performed different cultural events which were very nice to watch.

Monday, 2 May 2011

INFORMATION ABOUT PRODDATUR

                          
                                               AYYAPPA TEMPLE IN PRODDATUR
                                      
                                            RAMESHWARAM TEMPLE IN PRODDATUR


                                                  SAI BABA IN PRODDATUR


               PRODDATUR is the second largest town in KADAPA district in ANDHRA PRADESH state in INDIA.It got its  identity due to its GOLD & COTTON business.PRODDATUR was named by LORD SRI RAMA while he was going to SRILANKA.Population of this town is more than 3,00,000 according to the latest census report in 2011.It is a municipal corporation located 52 kms from its district head quarter KADAPA.The literacy rate  of this town is more than 65%.The town is having very good educational institutions for K.G to P.G.Official language is TELUGU.There are MUSLIMs also in this town.This town is the best example for different cultures & traditions.
                                                  
                                                      This town is also very famous for DASARA festival celebrations.In this town  there are so many templeswhich are very famous.Among them some are

1. SIVALAYAM which is located in the middle of the town.This temple is also called as                            AGASTYESWARA temple.SARASWATEE PUTRA<MAHA KAVI sri.PUTTA PARTI NARAYANAA CHAARYA wrote his famous book ''SIVA TAANDAVAM" in this temple.

2.RAAMESWARAM temple is located on the south side of the town and it is also called as "DAKSHINA KAASI".

3.AYYAPPA swamy temple which is located on the north side of the town & nearer to the river PENNA.

4.CHENNA KESAVA SWAMY temple in the street named RAJA BAATA.

5.RAJA RAJESWARI temple in SASTRI NAGAR.

6.KANYAKAA PARA MESWARI temple {ammavaari sala}located in YERRAGUNTLA road.

7.SAI BABA temple.There are 2 in town.One is on RAMESWARAM road and another one is in Y.M.R[YERRA MUNI REDDY] colony..

8.LORD VENKATESWARA temple in BOLLAVARAM on the way to JAMMALAMADUGU.


                                    The town consists of very good hospitals and facilities also.It is well connected to all parts of the district and to other districts also.The town is having very good transportation facilities also.There are so many private travels which are running their buses to VIJAYAWADA,HYDERABAD,CHENNAI,BANGLORE,TIRUPATI etc.The nearest railway station is YERRA GUNTLA with the distance of 13 kms.Another railway line is in under construction on the by pass road which is very nearer to the town.It is having 3 kms distance from the centre of the town in JAMMALAMADUGU road.Another survey is going on for the new line from town to KAMBHAM in PRAKASHAM district.

Sunday, 1 May 2011

TOURISM PLACES IN KADAPA







                          
               SRI POTULURI VEERA BRAHMENDRA SWAMY (BRAHAMAM GAARI MATAM.)
              

                                       AMEEN PEER DARGAH (PEDDA DARGAH), KADAPA

                      
                                       PEDDA DARGAH IN ANOTHER VIEW -KADAPA



                                           A.R.REHMAN IN PEDDA DARGAH -KADAPA


                                           AMMAVAARISALA IN PRODDATUR


AMMAVAARI SWARNA RATHAM IN PRODDATUR










Kadapa, the lovely city of Andhra Pradesh, has loads of interesting places to visit. Be it archeological museums, prehistoric temples or the natural beauty, this historically significant city comprises many attractions that can mesmerize any beholder with their charm. On your tour to Cuddapah, you can glimpse the assorted culture of the city along with its lively people. Given below is information on the major tourist attractions of the city, which will help you in forming an itinerary for sightseeing tours.

Brahmamgari Matam Temple
In Andhra Pradesh, Brahmamgari was a famous person who envisaged many events of the Dark Age (Kaliyuga). In fact, what all he predicted has really happened. Brahmamgari Matam Temple is dedicated to the legend. People still believe that Brahmamgari will appear as Veerabhoga Vasantha Rayalu in Kaliyuga, to demolish the evil forces and restore the values.

Sri Venkateswara Temple
Considered the door step for Lord Venkateshwara, Sri Venkateswara Temple is visited by thousands of devotees. It is said that one should visit this temple before going to Tirupati, in order to accomplish their pilgrimage. The unique feature about this shrine is that here, Lord Anjaneya's idol is placed right behind the idol of Sri Venkateswara.

Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Temple
Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy temple is dedicated to Sri Kodanda, one of the most worshipped deities in Andhra Pradesh. The temple is located in Vontimitta town and is about 25 km away from Kadappa. The majestic gateway and magnificent architecture of the temple allures its tourists.

Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
One of the famous temples of the region, Veerabhadra Swamy Temple is to be found on the Mydukur-Proddutur Road. Situated on the banks of Kundu River, the temple attracts people in large number. The festival of Maha Shivratri is observed here with grand celebrations.

Tallapaka Temples
Tallapaka, a small village located in the Rajampet mandal of Kadapa district, is abode to a number of temples that attract the tourists due to their architectural magnificence. Apart from the temples, the village gains prominence, because it is the birth place of Saint Annamacharya, the composer of some of the popular devotional songs dedicated to Lord Venkateswara.

Pushpagiri Temples
One of the pilgrimage destinations of Kadapa district, Pushpagiri is house to a group of temples, popularly referred to as 'Pushpagiri Temples'. Built on the banks of River Pennar during the Vijayanagara period, Pushpagiri Temples are located 16 kms away from the city of Kadapa. Famous for its numerous temples, Pushpagiri holds significance for being the only holy place for both Shaivas and Vaishnavas.

Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum
Bhagavan Mahavir Government Museum has been established by the Government to conserve the important artifacts of the primeval age. It has a collection of valued bronze icons, antediluvian stone sculptures and primitive inscriptions. The priceless artifacts peep into the ancient civilization.

Ontimitta
Ontimitta is a small town, renowned for Kodanda Rama Swami Temple. The aesthetic splendor of this temple has been mentioned in the travelogues of Tavernier, a French traveler who visited the place in 1652. Its colossal size and artistic beauty attracts people from far and wide.

Devuni Kadapa
Near Kadapa city, Devuni Kadapa is a place that is believed to be the doorstep of Tirupati. Before proceeding towards Tirumala Tirupati, the pilgrims stop at this place to pay their homage to the presiding deity.

Ankalamma Gudur
Abode of Ankalamma Swamy, Ankalamma Gudur is the famous place sited on Pulivenlda-Simhadripuram Road. Ankalamma Swamy Temple is visited by hundreds of people on Thursdays and Sundays.

Gandikota Fort
Situated on the right banks of River Pennar, Gandikota village is renowned for its Fort. Gandikota Fort is beautified with the picturesque beauty of nature and wild forest, thereby making it one of the tourist attractions of Kadapa. The history of the Fort dates back to 112 A.D. Historical records suggests that the Fort was prominent during Kakatiya, Vijayanagara and Qutub Shahi periods.

Ameen Peer Dargah
Kadapa district is a much visited destination by Muslims as well, because the well known Ameen Peer Dargah is located there. The 325 year of Dargah is visited by thousands of pilgrims every year. One can witness flock of devotees especially on Thursdays and Fridays, because they visit the Dargah to seek blessings of Saint Peerullah Hussaini and Saint Arifullah Hussaini, who were buried here.

Lankamala Sanctuary
Lankamala Sanctuary, one of the major tourist attractions of Kadapa district of Andhra Pradesh, is spread over 464.42 sq km of area. It is about 15km away from the city of Cuddapah. The sanctuary is characterized by steep slopes and deep gorges. Waterfalls in its premises add to its picturesque beauty. It is home to a number of endemic species, while its forest consists of dry deciduous and dry evergreen shrubs.

Sri Venkateswara Wild Life Sanctuary
Located in Rajampet, Sri Venkateswara Wild Life Sanctuary is a very popular national park. It is home to rare and slender Lories. Plant species like Sandalwood, Thumbergiana, Shorea and Redsandars can be found in the sanctuary.

Other Tourist Attractions
Apart from the aforementioned tourist attractions, one may visit Ramappa Lake Top, Kandimallayapalli, Chand Phira Gumbadh and Masjid-e-Azam, when one is touring the Kadappa district of Andhra Pradesh.There are more places to see in kadapa.Among them some are VELLALA SANJEEVA RAYA SWAMY TEMPLE on the bank of river KUMUDWATI (now calling as KUNDU or KUNDERU ),MYLAVARAM reservoir nearer to JAMMALAMADUGU town ,NARAAPURA VENKATESHWARA TEMPLE in JAMMALAMADUGU etc ...

Saturday, 30 April 2011

DEVUNI KADAPA TEMPLE IN KADAPA




                                               Devuni Kadapa is also known as Tirumala TholiGadapa Devuni Kadapa. Sri Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Devasthanam. The place Kadapa is named after the word Gadapa which is originated from the word “Devuni Gadapa” means “Entrance for The Lord Venkateswara Swamy”. The Idol of the Lord Venkateswara has been established by Kripacharya, hence the ancient name of devuni kadapa is also mentioned in puranas as “Kripavathi Kshetram”. Pilgrims who are about to visit Lord Venkateswara `this is because first they have to pray Annamacharya and potuluri veerabramhendra swamy. This temple is very famous in kadapa district, people from various places visit this temple, and this temple is generally crowded on Saturdays.
Another feature of this temple is its uniqueness of lord venkateswara features an idol of lord anjaneya in its reverse. Devuni kadapa is constructed in vijayanagara style of architecture; devuni kadapa temple has impressive sculpture and Architecture of dancing lord Ganapathi at mukha mandapam.


                                                Devuni kadapa temple is just 7km away from railway station, 4.5km away from City Bus Station. This temple has kasi balli which people believe that if there is any dosham (ill effects) because of balli (lizard) those doshams shall be cleansed by touching the kasi balli on the roof of temple.Devuni Kadapa Temple also has padmavati ammagaru, which generally pilgrims visit after visiting lord venkateswara. Prasadams like laddu and pulihora are offered here at devuni Kadapa Temple. Devuni Kadapa also has the facility of tonsure, a custom in Hindu religion to get head shaved.

                                                 The place where devuni kadapa is situated now is also known as patha kadapa (old kadapa). Utsavas and every puja would be done as same in tirumala. Pilgrims from various countries and states in India who wish to visit Venkateswara swamy temple in Tirupathi will also intend to visit devuni kadapa temple, generally, devuni kadapa temple is very crowded at the time of Utsavas. Devuni Kadapa is an archeological treasure.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

INFORMATION ABOUT JAMMALAMADUGU

                                            

                                              JAMMALAMADUGU  is the one of the major towns in kadapa district.The town consists of so many famous temples like SRI NARAPURA VENKATESWARA SWAMY,AMBA BHAVAANI DEVI are among them.The mla of this town is sri.C.ADI NARAYANA REDDY garu who was elected 2nd time consecutively.The population of this town is more than 1,00,000 according to census-2011.The town is having good transportation facilities to the surrounding villages.
                                             Nearer to this town there are some major industries like DALMIA CEMENTS,RTPP[RAYALASEEMA THERMAL POWER PROJECT].The nearest railway stations are MUDDANURU,YERRAGUNTLA ,PRODDATUR[which is under construction].This town is having good scope to develop because of the upcoming industries like BRAHMANI steels.The steel plant was started the work nearer to AMBAVARAM which is less than 10 KMs from the town.There are so many villages surrounding the town.Nearby historical attraction is GANDI KOTA FORT or GORGE FORT.There is a famous missionary hospital called CSI CAMP BELL hospital serving the people of this town and surrounding people from the british rule period.The temple NARAPURA VENKATESWARA is
















                            
                                                      

GREAT PERSONS OF KADAPA

KAVAYITRI MOLLA
TALLAPAKA ANNAMA CHARYA
ALLASANI PEDDANA
BAMMERA POTANA
YOGI VEMANA[PEDA KOMATI VEMA REDDY]
Dr.KETU VISWANATHA REDDY

 Y.S.RAJA SEKHAR REDDY[1949-2009]
Y.S.JAGAN MOHAN REDDY
B.NAGI REDDY
B.PADMANABHAM
B.NARASIMHA REDDY
KANNAMBA
SANTA KUMARI
K.JAYA CHANDRA REDDY
Y.V.REDDY
A.V.S.REDDY
BARQ KADAPAVI
I.L.N.CHANDRA SEKHAR RAO
JANAMADDI HANAMATH SASTRI etc.

INFORMATION OF KADAPA


Kadapa formerly Cuddapah, is a city in the south-central part of Andhra PradeshIndia and is the headquarters of Y.S.R District. The city's name originated from theTelugu word "Gadapa" meaning threshold or gate. It was spelled "Cuddapah" but was changed to "Kadapa" on 19 August 2005 to reflect the local pronunciation of the name.
Kadapa is famous for great personalities in medieval times like Vemana, Pothuluri Veerabramham, Annamacharya, Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu and other celebrated Telugu lovers like C.P.BrownBishop Caldwell et cetera
Kadapa is one of the important cities in Rayalaseema, Andhra Pradesh, and is situated in the south-central part of the Andhra Pradesh State. It is located 412 kilometres (256 mi) south of state capital, Hyderabad and is situated 8 km south of the Penna River. The city is surrounded on three sides by the Nallamala and Palakonda hills. The city is named "Threshold" because it is the gateway from west to the sacred hill Tirumala of Sri Venkateswara Swamy.
Kishkindakanda, one of the 7 kandas of the Ramayanam, is believed to have happened inVontimitta, Kadapa. Vontimitta is 20 kilometres from the city. The Anjaneya Swamy temple in Gandi was also believed to be a part of the Ramayanam; It is believed that the Statue of Anjaneya Swamy in Gandi is made by Sri Rama on a hill stone with the tip of his arrow to acknowledge His help in finding Sri Sita DeviKadapa city was a part of the Chola Empire between the 11th century and 14th century. It became part of the Vijayanagar Empire in the latter part of 14th century. The region was under the control of Gandikota Nayaks, governors of the Vijayanagara empire for about two centuries. The most illustrious ruler during this time was Pemmasani Thimma Nayudu (1422 CE) (Pemmasani Nayaks) who developed the region and constructed many tanks and temples here. Muslims of Golkonda conquered the region in 1565 CE when Mir Jumla raided Gandikota fort and defeated Chinna Thimma Nayudu by treachery[2]. Later the British took control of Kadapa in 1800 CE. Although the town is an ancient one, it was probably extended by Neknam Khan, the Qutb Shahi commander, who called the extension "Neknamabad". The name "Neknamabad" was used for the town for some time but slowly fell into disuse and the records of the 18th century refer to the rulers not as Nawabs of Nekanamabad but Nawabs of Kadapa. Except for some years in the beginning, Kadapa was the seat of the Mayana Nawabs in the 18th century. With the British occupation of the tract in 1800 CE it became the headquarters of one of the four subordinate collectorates under the principal collector Sir Thomas Munro. Monuments from the rule of the Kadapa Nawabs are still found in the town. Most prominent among these are two towers and the dargahs. The city has plenty of temples in and around the city and also has three churches.[edit]

History


Geography

Cuddapah is located at 14.47°N 78.82°E. It has an average elevation of 138 metres (452 ft). The District of Cuddapah has an area of 8723 m². It is in shape an irregular parallelogram, divided into two nearly equal parts by the range of the Eastern Ghats, which intersects it throughout its entire length. The two tracts thus formed possess totally different features. The first, which constitutes the north, east and south-east of the district, is a low-lying plain; while the other, which comprises the southern and southwestern portion, forms a high table-land from 1500 to 2,500 ft (760 m) above sea-level. The chief river is the Penna, which enters the district from Bellary on the west, and flows eastwards into Nellore. Though a large and broad river, and in the rains containing a great volume of water, in the hot weather months it dwindles down to an inconsiderable stream. Its principal tributaries are the Kundu, Saglair, Cheyair and Papagni rivers.
Kadapa is in the shape of an irregular parallelogram, divided in half by the range of the Eastern ghats. The city lies in the "Bugga" or "Ralla Vanka" in a hollow bordered on the south by the main Palakondas, part of the eastern ghats, and on the east by a strip of the same hills projecting north towards the Lankamalas on the other side of the Penneru. The two tracts thus formed possess different features. The first, a low-lying plain about 400 ft (120 m) to 450 ft (137 m) above sea level constitutes the north, east and south-east of the city, while the other,which comprises the southern and south-western portion, forms a high table-land from 1500 to 2,500 ft (760 m) above sea-level.

Demographics

The population of the district in 1901 was 1,291,267. As of 2001 India census,[5] Kadapa had a population of 3,25,725. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Cuddapah has an average literacy rate of 70%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 76% and, female literacy is 64%. In Kadapa, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.
The primary languages spoken in the city are Telugu and UrduEnglish is used as a medium of education in many of its educational institutions. The city and the district of Kadapa was notorious for factional inter and intra political rivalries. However, things seem to have improved recently. The city has a large non resident citizens spread across the nation and globe. The less educated from the city and district often go to Persian gulf countries such as Kuwait and Saudi Arabia for employment. The area of the city is smaller than that of Proddatur town.


Points of interest

  • Palakonda Mountains - Palakonda ranges are the naturally formed hills bordering kadapa town, a place of tourist attraction having good waterfalls and high altitudes. Near RIMS there is way to reach the temple of lord Shiva in the name of Sri Palakondarayudu in Palakondalu.
  • Ameen Peer Dargah (Asthana-e-Magdoom Ilahi Dargah complex) (Badi Dargah, Pedda Dargah) in Kadapa (Cuddapah) is an example of the communal harmony preached by great saints and sages in ancient days. Come Thursday and Friday, scores of pilgrims cutting across religious faiths, throng the 300-year-old shrine seeking blessings of saints Peerullah Hussaini and Arifullah Hussaini II who lie buried here. Followers of the dargah believe that any wish that one makes at the shrine is always fulfilled. A large number of Hindus, Muslims and people of different faiths are disciples of the shrine. The family’s descendants identify themselves with a saffron dresss and the disciples wear a saffron cap.
  • Chakrayapet Gandi Anjaneya - This is the place where God Sri Rama on his way to Ayodhya from Lanka stayed for one night to take rest. For conveying thanks to Sri Hanuman for his help in getting Sri Sitha devi, God Sri Rama made Hanuman statue on a hill stone with the point of his arrow. Which you can still see here. Also in Vempalli there is a hill temple where in you need to cross the river and climb the hill to worship Yedulakonda Rayudu. It is said that Yedulakonda Rayudu has more property than Lord Sri Venkateswara. It is said that there are diamonds in and around the hill. On the bank of the river which you cross to climb the hill temple there is a place called Gavi which translates to "Cave" in archaic Telugu.
  • Sri Sri Sri Govinda Swamy mattam is one among those precious institutions in the country to carry out activities of Hindu-Veda-Dharma and this glorious Mattam was established by Sri Sri Sri Yadati Guru Govinda Swamy in 16th Century. Yadati Guru Govinda Swamy has established the mattam at Palugurallapalli Village (erstwhile Swethapashana Puram), Badvel Taluk, Kadapa District of Andhra Pradesh State.

Sri Govinda Guru Swamy(Jeeva Samadhi), Paluguralla palli Near Bramhamgari Mattam, Kadapa District. 1650-1750
Palugurallapalli is located between Brahmam Gari Mattam and Siddhayya Mattam in Badvel Taluk. As many of us known Sri Potuluri Veerabrahmam Garu as author of ‘Kaalagnanam’ (predicting future events) that predicts the arrival of Kalki in the form of Sri Veerabhoga Vasantaraya. As per history Sri Govindaswamy, Sri Veerabrahmendra Swami and Sri Siddayya (disciple of Veera Brahmam) are belongs to ‘peer group’ (Contemporaries or samakalikulu) and all of them were lived between 16 – 17 Century To know more about Sri Govidna Swamy please refer to 'Andhrayogulu'(part2) written by Prof B Ramaraju, Hyderabad (Navodaya publishers) and Also 'Kadapa Mandala Charitamu' written by famous telugu writer Janamanchi Sheshadri Sarma in 1929 published by Vavilla publications Chennai in 1930
  • Gangamma Jatara - An annual Jatara of the Shrine of Gangamma is an important event in Anantapuram in Lakkireddypalli in Kadapa district. More than 5 to 10 lakhs of people came for this jatara. This is one of the religious Jataras in Kadapa District.
  • Fort Masjid - One of the famous masjid in Kadapa city which was built by 400 years ago.
  • Alladu Palle - Sri Veera Bhadra Swamy temple at Alladupalle in Chapadu mandal is a holy place for devotees all over the district.Sri Alladupalle Veerabhadra swamy idol is sculpted and prana prathista ritual is done by Jagadguru.Sri.Madvirat. Pothuluri.Veerabrahmendra swamula varu. The temple lies on the Mydukur- Proddatur main road 6 km from Mydukur on the banks of Kundu river. A mass congregation event will take place every year on Mahasivaratri. Devotees visit the temple every day in large numbers.
  • Ankalamma Gudur - This is the place where Ankalamma goddess temple is located. It is a holy place for devotees all over the district. The temple lies on the Pulivendula - Simhadripuram main road 14 Km from Pulivendula. The Ankalamma Tirunala will take place every year. Ankalamma devotees visit the temple every Thursday and Sunday in large numbers.
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  • Navaratna Mandapam: This temple is located in Brahmam Gari Matham.This is one of the rare temple on earth having Pancha brahmas like Manu Brahma(Shiva),Maya Brahma(Vishnu),Twashtar Brahma(Chaturmukha Brahma),Shilpi Brahma (Indra),Viswagna Brahma(Surya) at one temple along with 125 gothra rishi Idols.Patnala sanyasi rao Veda patha shala is also running at this temple premises along with nitya annadana satra, old age home and goshala.
  • Devuni Kadapa - This is the place near Kadapa city, which people believe should be the setting off point for those who intend to visit the holy place of Sri Venkateswarlu (i.e. "Seven Hills). Even people say that the name of the Kadapa is derived from this place as Devuni Gadapa means "door frame".
Siddayya Gari Matham - Siddaiah swamula varu, is the chief desiple of Veera brahmendra swamy. There is a saying in telugu, Brahmamgari lanti Guruvu ledu, Siddaih lanti shishyundu ledu. Sri.Siddaiah swamula vari matham, is attracting devotees from all nooks of INDIA, and Brahmam Gari, padukas, yogadandam, and ankuliyakam, and Kalagnnana patras are available in this mutt.
  • Gandikota or The Gorge Fort - This is situated about 6 miles (10 km) to the west ofJammalamadugu in Kadapa district. The width within the fort is at its broadest, about five and a half furlongs from west to east, and almost a mile from northwest to southeast.
  • Joukupalli - This is the place where Siddaguru Swamy (disciple of Bramham garu) temple is located nearby just 0.25 kilometres. One of the prominent place in Andhra Pradesh, where one can see advanced culture and the inherent beauty of Indian ethics.
  • Jyothi - This place is famous by the great saint Kashi Reddy Nayana. The sculptured Mandapam with 32 pillars, the inner chamber and the Sanctum make it a most impressive temple. Everyday free meals is arranged to the pilgrims in the name of Nirathaannadhana.
  • Kadapotsava - A large celebration in Kadapa that was initiated in 2003 to expunge the bad reputation of Kadapa that it is a faction district which has too many the cinemas and media rather than the culture and traditions of Kadapa. The celebrations are for 5 days continuously. Celebrities come from all over India at that time. During Kadpostavas there are cultural activities, street stalls and various entertainment programs going on in several places in Kadapa. Some many thousands of people come to Kadapa during Kadapostavas. These celebrations are focussed mainly on the media during Kadapostavalu.
  • Ontimitta - This is the place where the Kishkindakanda, one of the 07 kandas of Ramayanam was happened. Kodanda Rama Swami temple is there. French traveler Tavernier who visited in 1652 and described it as one of the most beautiful temples in India and was astonished at the freedom the people there enjoyed. The Sanctum Sanctorum and annex structures were built in a vast area. The temple is very high. The canopy is built with 32 pillars. It is called Madhya Ranga Mandapam. The archaeological department is renovating it.
  • Pushpa Giri temple -
  • Pushpagiri - A place located on the banks of river pennar and this is the oldest temple located near to Kadapa town. where there are few temples that attract tourists. The largest and the best known of them are the Chennakesava Swamy Temple and Kasi Visweswara Swamy Temple. Pushpagiri is called as 'The City of Temples'. The Chennakesava Swamy Temple has a lofty gopuram, sculptures depicting scenes from the epics, floral motifs and elaborately engraved pillars. Now Pushpagiri is under controll of Archeological Department of India.
  • Sri Venkateswar Swamy Temple Lakshmi Palem - 3 km from Badvel town on Porumamilla route. This is an ancient temple more than 400 years old built by Matli Anantha Raju, a local feudator of Vijya Nagara Kings. The presiding deity is Venkateswara Swamy and the Utsav idols bear a close resemblance to Tirupati Malayappa idols. The temple celebrates the Brahmotsavams every year in the month of Phalgunam.
  • Tallapaka - Tallapaka is a village in Rajampet mandal of Kadapa district. The village has the distinction of being the birthplace of Vaaggeyakara (Means: Lyricist cum Composer) Annamacharya the famous lyricist/composer of devotional songs on Lord Venkateswara who made invaluable contribution to music and literature during the 15th century. Several temples are there in Tallapaka. Dhyana Mandiram was constructed in memory of great Saint Tallapaka Annamacharya, at Tallapaka.
  • Yellala Sanjeevaraya Swamy Temple - Currently known as Vellala. This is the place near to Proddatur around 20 km from there and other way is from Chagalamarri, Karnool District one can reach same distance. Sanjeevaraya Swamy called Anjaneya or Hanuman. Its is one of the well developed and famous temple in Kadapa District.
  • Karunagiri (Christian pilgrim place, very near to Mydukur), was developed by Rev.Fr.Tom Chitta, which has most beautiful scenic beauties, located not far from Mydukur and under 60 km from district head quarters Kadapa.
  • Veyyi Nuthula Kona is a famous Lakshmi Narasimha Swami Temple. It has 1000 wells in its surrounding hill area. This holy place is located in pendlimarri mandal.
  • Balappa Kona Balamalleswara Swamy Kshetram (Lord Shiva Temple) popularly known as Balappakona. Located in Nalla Mala Hills Its also known as Dakshina Bhookailas. It is near to Talla Proddatur from Talla Proddatur 4 km to Balappakona. Karthika Masam is the main attraction of the temple. The Uthsavam is celebrated for 1 Month.Official website of balappakonawww.balappakona.com,maintained by Mitta Amarnath Reddy
  • Sri Veerabadhra swami temple (Rayachoty) is one of the famous and rare temples in India which is located 50 km from Kadapa town.
  • Rameswaram (shiva temple) is the temple known as shivalingam (idol od shiva) built by lord rama by his hand on his journey from lanka to ayodhya, located at proddatur.


Writers&Poets

The neighbourhood of Kadapa was the birthplace of several ancient and contemporary poets. The great Annamacharya (Andhra Pada Kavitha Pitamaha) well known as Annamayya was from Rajampet which is an hour and half away from Kadapa. He wrote over 30,000 songs and slokas on Venkateswara in the 15th century. Andhra Kavitha Pitamaha 'Allasani Peddana', the most prominet poet among 'Ashta Diggajams' hails from Kokatam village in Kamalapuram Mandal. Sree Krishna Deva Raya gifted 'Peddana Padu' village in Yerraguntla Mandal to Allasani Peddana. Great Poet Bammera Pothana who wrote Andhra Maha Bhagavatham lived in Ontimitta. Vemana (Pedakomati Vema Reddy) who wrote the famous Vemana Sathakam also lived in this district. Vemana Sathakam is the first Telugu Literacy work which got printed and translated into Frencha and English languages. Baddena who wrote Sumati Satakam also hails from Badvel area of Kadapa district. Nachana Somana (tudimela dinne near Khajipet) "molla Ramayanam" Fame Kavaitri Molla (gopavaram near badvel), Tallapaka Thimmakka, (Tallapaka) Kavi Choudappa (hailed in pullur near Khajipet), Janamanchi Seshadri Sarma, Durbhaka Rajasekhra Sathavadhani, Puttaparty Narayana Charyulu and Gadiyaram Venkata Sesha Sastry Proddatur which is 50 km distant from Kadapa were the poets of the olden days. The late Rachamallu Ramachandra Reddy, the late Y.C.V. Reddy, the late Sodum Jayaram, Dr.Kethu Viswanatha Reddy, Dr.Mallemala Venugopal Reddy,Dadahayat, Tavva Obul Reddy, Sannapu Reddy and Viswa prasad are the well known writers of the district. A collection of 47 short stories each one by the writers of kadapa district by name "kadapa katha" released by the chief minister Dr. Y.S. Raja Sekhar Reddy in the sabhabhavan of Kadapa collectorate. "Kadapa Katha" edited by Tavva Obul Reddy and published by Nandalur Kathaanilayam. The stories represents the life of Kadapa people. The stories were published earlier in various Telugu magazines and daily news papers, in the span of 50 years from 1956 to 2006.Kumaragiri Vema Reddy popularly known as Vemana (Telugu: వేమన) was a 14th century Telugu poet. His poems were written in the popular vernacular of Telugu, and are known for their use of simple language and native idioms. His poems discuss the subjects of Yoga, wisdom and morality. He is popularly called Yogi Vemana, in recognition of his success in the path of Yoga.

[edit]Urdu literature in Kadapa

Kadapa has been the hub of Urdu literature from hundreds of years. It has produced several Urdu poets and writers in the past.Urdu language has flourished a lot in Kadapa due to the efforts of these Urdu patriots. Zaki kadapavi, Hilaal, Naeem Siddiqui,Barq Kadapavi, Dawood Nishat, Khayal, Haider Ali Haider, Dr.Rahi Fidai, Dr. Saagar Jayyadi, Aqeel Jamid, Iqbal Qusro, Mahmood Shahid, Prof Anwarulla Anwar and Saeed Nazar are recognized as Prominent Poets in the Urdu world. Mahmood Shahid is also a fiction Writer. His book by title "DHANCHA"is published in 1994. This is the first book of fiction in the Urdu literature of Kadapa. Yousuf Safi has done work on the Urdu Stage and Drama. His prominent works include Kal Ki Dhup, Majnu Shah and 1857-Inquilab. Rahi Fidayee along with Aqeel Jamid and others stand tall in the race of great poets of the city. Aqeel Jamid has written many poems and books and is a very practical and interesting poet. He also served as a Deputy Tahsidar. Barq Kadapavi an eminent poet, who represented Kadapa internationally for the first time in International Poets Meet. Munshi Hazrath who was the fluent Urdu munshi in Boys High School. Ifteqar Jamal, Taabish Rabbaani and Shakeel Ahmed Shakeel are carrying the flag of Urdu poetry in Kadapa.A fortnightly by title "WASEELA" is being published in Urdu. Mahmood Shahid is the editor of "WASEELA".A quarterly magazine by title "DABISTAN" is being published and it's editor is Iqbaal Khusro and others.