Darsi

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Darsi
Darsanapuram
town
Darsi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Darsi
Darsi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 15°46′00″N 79°41′00″E / 15.7667°N 79.6833°E / 15.7667; 79.6833Coordinates: 15°46′00″N 79°41′00″E / 15.7667°N 79.6833°E / 15.7667; 79.6833
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Prakasam
Talukas Darsi
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 523247
Telephone code 08407

Darsi is a town, Mandal (administrative division) and assembly constituency of the Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Prakasam district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is under Kandukur Revenue division.[1]

Geography[edit]

Darsi is located on Addanki - Podili Road. it is 15°46′00″N 79°41′00″E / 15.7667°N 79.6833°E / 15.7667; 79.6833 in the Prakasam district of Andhra Pradesh. The town has a population of approximately 23,487.[2]

Darsi is the centre of a predominantly agricultural area.[citation needed] Kurichedu, 20 kilometres away, is the nearest railway station, on the Vijayawada-Guntakal railway line in the Guntur division of the South Central Railway[3][4] and the nearest major station is at Ongole, 70 kilometres away. The nearest major airport is at Hyderabad which is at a distance of 300 kilometres.[2] A new railway project has been taken up by the government to reduce the rainy season problems with the track nearer to sea shore.There is a small, reportedly disused,[citation needed] airport, Donakonda Airport, dating from the Second World War,[citation needed] at Donakanda, some 20 kilometres from Darsi. The town has water facility from Nagarjunasagar Right Canal. The Canal also supports Irrigation.

History[edit]

In the third and fourth centuries, in the early years of the Pallava dynasty, who originated from the Guntur region of Andhra Pradesh, Darsi was one of the major centres of activity in the kingdom.[citation needed]

In the 18th century Darsi was known as Darsanapuram.[citation needed] At that time the kings were buried on the hill at Darsi.[citation needed] They are actually the rulers of Addanki & the surrounding area.[citation needed]

Famous temples in Darsi: Sri Venkateswara Swamy Temple: 7 km from Darsi (towards Kurchedu) Sri Ramalayam: near the Addanki bus stand in Darsi Sri Sivalayam  : located at the end of the Pottisreramulu Road Sri Anjaneya Swamy Temple: The main temple is near Panchayathi office and other one located nearer to Darsi Government Hospital. Sri Veera Bramhendra Swamy temple: There are two temples located in Potti sriramulu Street Poleramma Thalli: Located near the Darsi bus stand Ayyappa Swamy temple: Nearer to the Darsi bus stand (Depot) Sri Shridy Sai Baba Temple: 2 km from Darsi (towards Addanki) Kanyaka Parameswari Temple:Sri Arya Vysya Kalyana Mantapam (located nearer to Sivalayam). The clock tower at the junction of four roads is rightly placed for traffic purposes.

Assembly constituency[edit]

Darsi is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh, one of 12 in Prakasham district. In last elections, TDP candidate Sidda Raghava Rao won by a margin of 1374 votes on Buchepalli Siva Prasad Reddy. Dirisala Ramanareddy was first Chairman of Prakasam Zilla Parishad in 1970 till his last days.

Transport[edit]

Darsi is well connected by Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation buses from Hyderabad and the district capital of Ongole.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 2007-04-27. 
  2. ^ a b http://www.holidayiq.com/destinations/Darsi-Overview-4192.html
  3. ^ http://apshm.ap.nic.in/Districts/PRAKASHAM.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.makemytrip.com/railways/vijayawada_bangalore_pass-434-train.html