Chippagiri

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Chippagiri
చిప్పగిరి
Chippigiri
mandal
Chippagiri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Chippagiri
Chippagiri
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°14′00″N 77°19′00″E / 15.2333°N 77.3167°E / 15.2333; 77.3167Coordinates: 15°14′00″N 77°19′00″E / 15.2333°N 77.3167°E / 15.2333; 77.3167
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chippagiri is a mandal in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. There is a granite hillock on the northern side of the town. Utilising the granite a cluster of temples, in the Vijayanagara Style of Architecture was built. Hence the place was known as Shilpagiir; Hillock of art and architecture. Its corrupt form is Chipagiri. There is a well with granite stone boundaries. That is misused and put disuse. It goes dry after the rainy season.

It is twenty km from Alur and 7 km from Guntkal Railway station/bus stand. Dasappa was prompted in his dreams by Purandadas,the founder of the Dasa Pantha; A tradition of rendering impromptu philosophical verses and singing them all along to the tune of a Thamburi. These verses are known as Keeerthans. Dasappa became Vijaya Dasa (1682-1755). He was the 5th in the line of the Haridasas. His verses end with the epithet; Vijaya Vitthala and his Aradhana i.e. death anniversary is observed on Karthika suddha dashami.( November - December). Tenth in the line is the disciple of Vijayadasa,[1] Mohana Dasa (1728 - 1751) whose Keerthanas' epithet is Mohana Vitthala and his Aradhana is observed on Jestha Suddha Shasti. There is a cluster of temples of Vijayanagara style of Architecture, dedicated to different deities. Telugu and Kannada are the languages spoken here.

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Chippigiri is located at Template:Co-ords. It has an average elevation of 445 meters (1463 feet). Average annual rainfall is 20" to 30". Black cotton soil; groundnut and jowar are the main crops. Deer, hares and peacocks are found on the roadside and agricultural lands throughout the year. The ground water is suffering with permanent hardness and the local permanent resident farmers depend on rain fed crops, namely groundnuts, grams, corns & cotton, of course wheat sowed here & there. There is underground flow of fresh water along crevices, faults, lineaments and can be developed by lift irrigation, drip irrigation and oorani systems. Further up the small town is AlUR and then is ADONI. (Kindly check devil prints)

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