Addanki

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Addanki
అద్దంకి
Town
Addanki is located in Andhra Pradesh
Addanki
Addanki
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°49′00″N 79°59′00″E / 15.8167°N 79.9833°E / 15.8167; 79.9833Coordinates: 15°49′00″N 79°59′00″E / 15.8167°N 79.9833°E / 15.8167; 79.9833
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Talukas Addanki
Population (2011)
 • Total 50,000[1]
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523201
Telephone code 08593
Peaceful place to live in Addanki

Addanki, is a town and a Mandal headquarters in Prakasam district, in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.[2] Population of the town in 2001 is 34,000.[3]

Geography[edit]

Addanki town located at 15°49′00″N 79°59′00″E / 15.8167°N 79.9833°E / 15.8167; 79.9833.[4] It has an average elevation of 24 meters (82 ft). It is located between Guntur (70 km) and Ongole(36 km) and Narasaraopet (50 km) three major towns.

History[edit]

Addanki inscription[edit]

The ‘Addanki’ inscription[5] of ninth century (of 848 AD) is a most-cherished possession of Telugu people throwing light on Andhra history and culture. The inscription, a replica of the original one which is excavated near Hundred Pillar Temple of Addanki,[6] stands testimony to a flourishing Telugu literature much before the available literary texts. The inscription, a memorable record of achievements of Pandaranga, an army general of Vengi rulers, is also very important from the point of Telugu literature as it provides proof of the existence of Telugu poetry in the middle of ninth century itself, much before Nannaya's Mahabharatham written in the 11th century A.D. Locals believe that this is the first poem ever to be written in Telugu. Starting with the Boya campaign, Pandaranga got victories in all military campaigns of his master Gunaga Vijayaditya III. The inscription spoke about the donation of land by the king to him for his successful military exploits. A noted scholar-poet of those times, he had translated Sanskrit poems into Telugu.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Addanki is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There were 2,04,757 registered voters in the Addanki constituency in the 2009 elections. Addanki, Ballikurava, Korisapadu, Panguluru, and Santamaguluru are the 5 mandals that come under Addanki Assembly Constituency. Addanki assembly comes under Bapatla parliament constituency.

References[edit]

  1. ^ India Census
  2. ^ "Census of India Website". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  3. ^ "Census of India Website : Office of the Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  4. ^ "Maps, Weather, Videos, and Airports for Addanki, India". Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  5. ^ Murali, S. (29 December 2012). "Addanki inscription, pride of Prakasam district". The Hindu. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 
  6. ^ "The Birth Land of Telugu Poetry - History of Addanki, Prakasam". V6 News Channel Live. 20 December 2013. Retrieved 20 June 2014.