Allagadda

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Allagadda
ఆళ్లగడ్డ
MUNICIPALITY
Allagadda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Allagadda
Allagadda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°04′25″N 78°16′57″E / 15.073518°N 78.282424°E / 15.073518; 78.282424Coordinates: 15°04′25″N 78°16′57″E / 15.073518°N 78.282424°E / 15.073518; 78.282424
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Government
 • Body None
 • M P Sri S P Y Reddy
Area
 • Total 6 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 166.5 m (546.3 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 29,789
 • Density 5,000/km2 (13,000/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration AP 21
Website Allagadda Municipality

Allagadda is a MUNICIPALITY in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located 112 km from Kurnool on Rayalaseema Express Highway and is the border of the districts Kurnool and Kadapa.

Geography[edit]

Allagadda is situated on the bank of river Vakkileru. It is located 118 km from Kurnool, heading to Kadapa. Allagadda is on Rayalaseema Express Highway. The highway was transformed into four lanes. The famous Temple Tirupathi is 228 km from there. The nearest railway station is Nandyal.

History[edit]

Allagadda was initially named Avulagadda (Avula means cows and Gadda means place). It was so named because there were once a large number of cows in the area. While the people called it "Aavulagadda", the British understood it as "Allagadda" and so the name was understood as Allagadda. Allagadda is famous for stone art (sculpture) and Daru shilpam (wooden sculpture) in India. The traditional sculptors from this town are Mahasilpi Durugadda Balaveerachri (1926–1986), who won the award in First world Telugu conferences in 1975, and facilitated in Andhra Pradesh Rajatotsav celebrations in 1983. Another famous traditional sculptor was Durugadda Ramachari (1935–2008) who served as professor in Telugu University.

The main contribution of Allagadda traditional sculptors are mainly Mahanandi Ramalayam (the ceiling in the mandapa and garbhagriha the exceptional work of art of them), Srisailam Bhramarambha gudi, Chagalamarry Ammavarisala, Ramalayam at Brahamgari Matam (situated in Kadapa District) etc., in almost all those places you can find their portraits carved on the pillars by themselves, their tradition was of Vijayanagara style. There are so many chances for development in stones industries and sculpting is one of the great art of Allagadda but no one is trying to give the assistance for the people who are living on this art. Currently around 60 firms are in the sculpture carving industry and growing more.

the current major project of Allagadda sculptors is Buddhavanam at Nagarjuansagar, this project is based on Amaravathi stupa and sculpture. this is the biggest project ever done from Allagadda sculptors. Ahobilam is one of the most famous historic temples Lord Narasimha Swami Temple which is very near to Allagadda (22 km approximately). There are two Ahobilams, one is Lower Ahobilam and other is Higher Ahobilam which is located 8 km from Lower Ahobilam. The god is in a cave and very beautiful place to visit and also newly opened gayatri temple near kadapa road by all town bramhins sangam.[2]

Politics[edit]

2014 - Bhuma Akhila Priya Reddy (YSR Congress Party)(unanimously elected [DOC 24.10.2014])

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ [1]

Further reading[edit]

  • "Rise and Fall of Allagadda" by Guru Venkatesh
  • "Allagadda: Heaven on Earth" by Guru Venkatesh