Atmakur, Kurnool

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Atmakur
ఆత్మకూరు
Srisailam Atmakuru
Nagar Panchayat
Nallamalla hills near Atmakur
Nallamalla hills near Atmakur
Atmakur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Atmakur
Atmakur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°52′40″N 78°35′18″E / 15.87791°N 78.588417°E / 15.87791; 78.588417Coordinates: 15°52′40″N 78°35′18″E / 15.87791°N 78.588417°E / 15.87791; 78.588417
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Talukas Atmakur
Population
 • Total 40,000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 518 xxx
Telephone code +91–8517
Website Atmakur Nagar Panchayat

Atmakur is a town in the Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India.[1]

Located on the Kurnool to Guntur Highway this town is also known as Sri Sailam Atmakur. The Nallamala forests are in Atmakur. Atmakur acts as the center of a larger assembly constituency.

The etymology of the name comes from a religious pilgrimage that used to begin from it. According to local lore, before starting on to the holy town of Srisailam from Atmakur, one was expected to leave all bad things behind and start onward with a good soul, renewed by faith in the higher self (know as Ātman in the Telugu language). Thus, the town is known as Atmakur.

The current MLA in this region is Erasu Pratapa Reddy, and Atmakur comes under the Srisailam Assembly constituency. A sub post-office is currently in operation, and can be found at the pin code 518422.

Schools in Atmakur[edit]

1. Sri Narayana Vidhya Vihar High School.

2. Padmawati School

3. Sarasvathi vidhyamandhir.

5.Govt. boys high school

6.Govt. girls high school.

7.srisatya vani vidya mandiram high school.

8.Kerala Model School.

9. Maria International School

10 Depaul High school

11.vijaya vani etechno digital school

12.G.PULLAREDDY HIGH SCHOOL.

13.Sathya sai high school.

14.

Temples in Atmakur[edit]

  1. Sai Baba Temple,Main Road
  2. Veera Bramhendraswamy Temple
  3. Hanuman Temple,Old
  4. Rudrakoduru Rudrakoteswara Swamy Siva Temple, Near Velgode.
  5. Velgode Reservoir is good tourist spot
  6. Venkateswara swamy temple
  7. Kanyaka paramewari temple
  8. chowdeswari Devi Temple
  9. Jamulamma Temple
  10. Sunkulamma Temple
  11. Eswara Temple.
  12. Amba Bhavani Temple
  13. panchamukhi anjaneya swamy temple srisailam road atmakur

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Archived from the original on 14 May 2007. Retrieved 2007-05-17.