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The ‘Addanki’ inscription 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 Thousand Pillar Temple of Addanki, 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.
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.
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