Avanigadda

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Avanigadda
అవనిగడ్డ

Avanijaapuram
Town
Avanigadda అవనిగడ్డ is located in Andhra Pradesh
Avanigadda అవనిగడ్డ
Avanigadda
అవనిగడ్డ
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°1′11″N 80°55′12″E / 16.01972°N 80.92000°E / 16.01972; 80.92000Coordinates: 16°1′11″N 80°55′12″E / 16.01972°N 80.92000°E / 16.01972; 80.92000
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Krishna
Government
 • Type Democratic
 • Body Panchayatraj
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 40,845
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area code(s) +91-8671-XXX XXX
Lok Sabha constituency Machilipatnam

Avanigadda (Telugu: అవనిగడ్డ) is a town and a mandal in Krishna district, Andhra Pradesh, India located about 80 km away from Vijayawada. The population of the town was around 40,845. The town is famous for its Mango crop, especially the banginapalli variety only after to Nuzvid.

Geography[edit]

Avanigadda is located on the banks of Krishna River.It is peninsula surrounded by Krishna River and Bay of Bengal. Avanigadda with surrounding villages is also called as Diviseema.

Economy[edit]

Most of people in the village are farmers who specialize in either agriculture or aquaculture.

Agriculture[edit]

Most of the land is fertile because of canal systems of Krishna River. Farmers here grow rice, sugar cane, and mango crops.

Aquaculture[edit]

During 1990's there was a sudden increase in aquaculture boosted by foreign exports, which has subsequently declined for many reasons, such as trading, viruses, and damaged ecosystems caused by agriculture. Now Avanigadda has a private shrimp feeding factory named "East Coast", which was started in the 1990s.

Education[edit]

Avanigadda is home to government, junior, degree, and polytechnic colleges, thus attracting all the students from surrounding villages here for studying. For the last decade, Avanigadda became famous for teacher training entrance exams (TTC,B.Ed,D.Sc) because of the coaching centres.

Colleges[edit]

  • Govt. Degree College
  • Govt. Junior College
  • Diviseema Polytechnic college
  • SVL Junior College
  • SVL Degree College
  • AVR Degree College

Schools[edit]

  • Sri Gadde Venkata Satyanarayana Sisuvidya Mandiram
  • Pragathi Public School
  • Vidya vikas e.m school
  • Sri Chaitanya Techno School
  • Little Star public school
  • NRI's Indian Springs (E.M) High school
  • Narayana techno schools
  • St.Ann's (E.M)School

Coaching Centres[edit]

  • Pragathi for DSC Entrance
  • Vidya Nikethan
  • Pragna

Sports[edit]

Cricket, volleyball and Shuttle Badminton are the most popular sports. Many Sportsmen from Avanigadda represented District and State level competitions in athletics, kabaddi and volleyball.

Weather[edit]

Climate data for Avanigadda
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.2
(84.6)
30.9
(87.6)
33.3
(91.9)
35.3
(95.5)
37.7
(99.9)
36.3
(97.3)
33.8
(92.8)
32.8
(91)
32.8
(91)
31.5
(88.7)
30.3
(86.5)
29
(84)
32.74
(90.9)
Average low °C (°F) 20.1
(68.2)
21.4
(70.5)
23.5
(74.3)
26.1
(79)
28
(82)
27.5
(81.5)
26.2
(79.2)
25.9
(78.6)
25.9
(78.6)
24.9
(76.8)
22.5
(72.5)
20.2
(68.4)
24.35
(75.8)
Rainfall mm (inches) 12.2
(0.48)
12.9
(0.508)
26.7
(1.051)
12.3
(0.484)
36.9
(1.453)
97.5
(3.839)
190.6
(7.504)
177.2
(6.976)
180.7
(7.114)
230.2
(9.063)
127.7
(5.028)
20.9
(0.823)
1,125.8
(44.323)
Source: Meoweather[1]

Cyclones[edit]

Being an island surrounded by the Bay of Bengal, Avanigadda and surrounding villages of Koduru, Nagayalanka are in danger of cyclones and floods. During the floods Avanigadda is always isolated from outside world. With the construction of Puligadda-Penumudi bridge, the chances of becoming isolated are reduced. Even today the villages near coastal line are effected during floods and villagers are moved to secure places in Avanigadda in the event of floods and cyclones.

1977 Cyclone[edit]

1977 Cyclone (Telugu: దివిసీమ ఉప్పెన)

Main article 1977 Andhra Pradesh cyclone Even thought floods are cyclones are common for villages near Avanigadda 1977,November 16 cyclone has left severe damage to the region making it one of the nightmares of nature. The Bad day of the People of Diviseema which claimed around 20,000 lives because of strong winds and sea waves of 6m length.The following is a short clip form a Nov 23rd, 1977 newspaper article in the US (Galveston Daily News) "... tidal wave that followed washed away 21 villages and left 10,000 persons dead along India's battered southeast coast, officials reported Tuesday. Another 100,000 persons were reported left homeless by the weekend storm the worst to hit eastern India in more than a century. ANDHRA Pradesh State Revenue Minister P. Narasa Reddy said 10,000 bodies had been counted and at least 21 villages were completely washed away in the tidal wave that followed the cyclone. Reddy said the storm dumped up to 10 inches of rain in eight hours in some areas...."

Main Sights[edit]

Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy Temple

Temples and Festivals[edit]

Avanigadda has a famous temple of Sri Addanki Nancharamma Temple at Viswanadhapalli and Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy. Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swamy is maintained by the "Potharaju" family members and periodic festivities are organized. It has a 7 storied "gali gopuram" and the temple architecture is ancient and magnificent.This is one of the "PANCHA NARAYANA KSHETRAMS" LOCATED in Andhrapadesh. This temple follows the "VAIKHANASA AGAMA" PUJA VIDHNAM.

Lankamma Jaatara[edit]

Avanigadda is house of the local deity known as LANKAMMA.She is considered as powerful grama devatha for the residents of surrounding places. A big festival will be organised every year during the Pournami(Full moon day)of Chaitra month, in the name of goddess.People from local regions visit the temple for her blessings.This festival is one of the biggest people gathering events in the locality.

  • Sri Rajashekaraswami temple
  • Sri Lakshmi Narayana swami temple.

Nature[edit]

Cultural buildings[edit]

  • Gandhi Kshetram(Telugu: గాంధీ క్షేత్రం)

Transportation[edit]

All the villages near Avanigadda are well connected with Bus services of APSRTC making it one of the profitable bus depo in Krishna district

  • Avanigadda can be reached via bus from Vijayawada (80 km)
  • Avanigadda can be reached via bus from Machilipatnam(36 km)
  • Avanigadda can be reached via bus from Repalle(11 km)

Politics[edit]

Politics in Avanigadda are always interesting. Starting from 1960s, the Congress Party had the upperhand, but soon with the entry of Telugu Desam (1983) the scenario changed and it came under Telugu Desam (TDP). It was in 1999 again the congress won, mainly because of division between TDP local Leaders. In 2004 also it was the same case in TDP and again Congress won easily. There are also large number of supporters for Megastar's Party.

Elected members of Avanigadda since 1952

Year Name Party Majority
2014 TDPFlag.PNG Mandali Buddha Prasad T.D.P 5958
2013 TDPFlag.PNG Ambati Srihari Prasad T.D.P 61,644[3]
2009 TDPFlag.PNG Ambati Brahmanaiah[4] T.D.P 428
2004 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgMandali Buddha Prasad Congress 52369
1999 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgMandali Buddha Prasad Congress 41919
1994 TDPFlag.PNG S. Satyanarayana T.D.P. 45507
1989 TDPFlag.PNG S. Satyanarayana T.D.P. 40549
1985 TDPFlag.PNG S. Satyanarayana T.D.P. 36165
1983 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgM. Vengalakrishnarao Congress.I 24852
1978 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgM. Venkatakrishnarao Congress 30396
1972 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgM. Venkatakrishnarao Congress Unanimous
1967 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgY. Sivaram prasad Congress 24318
1962 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgY. Sivaram prasad Congress 29304
1955 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgM. Rajeswararao Congress 61128
1955 Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgY. Sivaramprasad Congress 58444
1952 CPI-banner.svgC.H. Ramalingaiah CPI 46864

Current political Leaders[edit]

Name Party Additional Info
Flag of the Indian National Congress.svgMandali Buddha Prasad TDP current MLA
Ceiling fan.jpg Simhadri Ramesh YSRCP
Kantamneni Ravi Shankar Independent TeluguOne Foundation

Notable personalities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Meoweather". meoweather.com. Retrieved 2013-11-26. 
  2. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/aqueduct-turns-a-hot-tourist-destination/article5031608.ece
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/ambati-srihariprasad-wins-from-avanigadda-assembly/article5055592.ece
  4. ^ http://www.parliamentofindia.nic.in/ls/lok13/biodata/13AP12.htm