Bhrugubanda

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Bhrugubanda
భృగుబండ
village
Bhrugubanda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Bhrugubanda
Bhrugubanda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°27′07″N 80°05′39″E / 16.451944°N 80.094167°E / 16.451944; 80.094167Coordinates: 16°27′07″N 80°05′39″E / 16.451944°N 80.094167°E / 16.451944; 80.094167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,500
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522403
Nearest city Guntur
Sex ratio 3:2 /
Literacy 72%
Lok Sabha constituency Guntur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Sattenepalli

Bhrugubanda (pronounced bhru-gu-banda and written in Telugu as: భృగుబండ) is a village in Southern India, near Sattenepalli town in the state of Andhra Pradesh. Its history dates to 1000 BC, when the sage Bhrugu was prosecuted for being arrogant. Banda in Telugu means rock, and Bhrugu was turned into a rock. The major crops here are Paddy, Tobacco, Red-chili and Cotton.

Another version:

Bhrugu did penance Tapas on the sacred rock, where Lord Jagannadha, with Subhadra and Balarama, is worshipped every day. In Bhrugubanda, to put Sikhara Deepam Oil Light on the top of the hill is considered a very prominent type of worship.

In addition to the Jaganath temple there are other temples in Bhrugubanda, they are:

  • Ramalayam (Temple of Rama)
It was constructed by Sri kakaraparthi pedda hanumaiah and Sri kakaraparthi china hanumaiah garu. In the year 1952.
It was located at the center of the village.
People believed that lord Rama was very powerful.
  • Shivalayam (Temple of Shiva)
  • Anjaneyaswami temple (hanuman's temple)
  • Chennakeswara Swamy Alayam (Temple of Lard Chennakesava)

There is also a family with same surname (Bhrugubanda). For Example: Bhrugubanda Kameshwara Rao, Bhrugubanda Kashyap Rohith, Bhrugubanda Annapurna, Bhrugubanda Monica.