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Addanki is located in Andhra Pradesh
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]
 • 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]


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.

Villages in Addanki(Mandal)[edit]

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.

List of Elected Members:

Andhra Pradesh Assembly
1 Nagineni Venkaiah (Dhenuvakonda) 1957 Kisan Lok Party
2 Patibandla Ranganayakulu 1962 CPI
3 Dasari Prakasam 1967 Congress
4 Dasari Prakasam 1972 Congress
5 Karanam Balarama Krishna Murthy 1978 Congress
6 Bachina Chenchu Garataiah 1983 TDP
7 Bachina Chenchu Garataiah 1985 TDP
8 Jagarlamudi Raghava Rao 1989 Congress
9 Bachina Chenchu Garataiah 1994 TDP
10 Bachina Chenchu Garataiah 1999 TDP
11 karanam balarama krishna murthi 2004 TDP
12 Gottipati Ravi Kumar(Bujji) 2009 Congress
13 Gottipati Ravi Kumar(Bujji) 2014 YSR Congress

Kavitrayam - Errana[edit]

Errana was a great Telugu poet in the court of Prolaya Vemareddy (1325–1353), the founder of Reddy dynasty. Prolaya Vema Reddy established The Reddy Dynasty (1325–1424) with capital of Addanki of his Kingdom. Later it was shifted to Kondaveedu. Yerrana was also known as Yellapregada or Errapregada. He was honored with the title Prabandha Parameshwara (the supreme lord of Prabandha) and Shambudasusu. He belongs to the Kavitrayam (Trinity of poets) who translated the Mahabharata. He was a poet in Peda komati Vema Reddy's court. He completed the translation by finishing the remaining part of 3rd chapter.

The Sanskrit Mahabharata was translated into Telugu over a period of several centuries (11th to 14th centuries AD). Errana was one of the kavitrayam (the trinity of poets) who translated Mahabharatam. The other two poets were Nannaya and Tikkana. Nannaya translated two and a half parvamulu (Chapters) of Mahabharatam. Tikkana translated the remaining chapters starting from the 4th, leaving the half finished third parvam, Aranya Parvamu (the chapter of Forest), for Errana. Errana started the remaining half of the Aranya Parvamu with the style of Nannaya and ended it with the style of Tikkana as a bridge between the parts translated by Nannaya and Tikkana. He used half Sanskrit and half Telugu in his Telugu translation of Sanskrit Mahabharatam. (The chapters or divisions in RAMAYANA called as 'Kandams' and chapters or divisions of MAHABHARATAM called as 'Parvams')

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.

Singarakonda Temple[edit]

Singarakonda is a spiritual spot and pilgrim center located about 5 km North of Addanki in the Prakasam district, Andhra Pradesh in India.[7]

Singarakonda is famous for two reasons. One of the reasons is that Lord Hanuman is located on the bank of Bhavanasi lake at the bottom of the hill Singarakonda and the second reason is that there is one Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple is located on the hilltop. The Sri Lakshminarasimha Swamy temple on top of the hill. This temple of the top of the hill said to have built in the 14th Century A.D as per the available literature. It was built and developed by King Devarayalu.

Tirunallu will be performed every year on Palguna Shudda Pournima day since 1955. Hanumath Jayanthi will be performed every year on Vysakha Bahula Dasami day. This festival is very famous where people from all sections across the nearest districts come and participate.Electrically decorated Prabha's are very famous on this occasion.

Singarakonda is located near Ongole city. It is 350 km from Hyderabad, 190 km from Vijayawada, 36 km from Ongole and 5 km from Addanki. Lots of travelling ways can be found from Addanki to Singarakonda. The nearest Airport is Vijayawada. Nearest Bus station is Singarayakonda. Nearest Railway station is Ongole. All the express trains and passenger trains going from Hyderabad & Vijayawada to Chennai stop at Ongole

Famous Temples in Addanki[edit]

  • Sri Madhava Swami Devalayam - Opp Attulurivari veedhi, Gandhi Bomma center, Main Road.
  • Sri Kanyaka Perameswari Devalayam - Opp Attulurivari veedhi,Gandhi Bomma center, Main Road
  • Sri Brahmam gari Devalayam - Beside Chand Rice mill
  • Sri Saibaba Devalayam - Old Court Center
  • Sri Shivalayam - Gajulapalem & Indira Nagar
  • Sri Subramanya Swami Devalayam - Old Court Center
  • Sri Kondanda ramaswamy Devalayam - Kasyapuram Road, Gollapalem, Bhavani Center
  • Sri Lakshmi Narashimha Swamy Devalayam - Uara Cheruvu, Damavari Palem
  • Sri Ayyappa Swamy Devalayam - Singarakonda
  • Sree Veerabrahmendra swamy temple
  • sree durga temple-near saibaba temple,ramakrishna street
  • Sree Ranganayakula Swami Temple,Kakani Palem
  • Sri Vaisthambala temple
  • Sri Kodanda Ramaswamy Devalayam, Gajulapalem.

Famous Churches in Addanki[edit]

  • Telugu Baptist Project Church - Kattakrinda Palem
  • Berachah Church - Sanjeeva Nagar
  • Hosanna church- Police quarters


Addanki is located on the Hyderabad - Chennai National Highway. There is no railway line in Addanki, but it is well connected by road to all other major and small cities in Andhra Pradesh as well as other capitals like Chennai, Bangalore and holy places like Tirumala and Srisailam. The nearest railway lines are Ongole & Guntur & Narasaraopet. Ongole is 35 km far and Guntur is 70 km Narasaropet is 50 km far from Addanki. Nearest airport is Vijayawada & Guntur airport which is about 100 km far and other one is Chennai airport which is about 350 km far from Addanki.

Generally people use APSRTC buses for transportation. There are many private bus operators operating buses to Hyderbad every day. Addanki bus depot has more than 100 buses in different categories like Palle Velugu, Deluxe, Express, Super Luxury buses. These buses cater to the needs of thousands of commuters every day. Addanki Bus Depot is one of the most profitable depots in AP. APSRTC vehicles has the series "Z" in the Registration numbers. For example "AP 11 Z 2010".


  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. 
  7. ^ "Welcome to Singarakonda". 2008. Retrieved 20 June 2014. 

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