Kulcharam

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Kulcharam
కుల్చారం
Village and Mandal
Kulcharam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Kulcharam
Kulcharam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 17°57′19″N 78°11′56″E / 17.9553°N 78.1989°E / 17.9553; 78.1989Coordinates: 17°57′19″N 78°11′56″E / 17.9553°N 78.1989°E / 17.9553; 78.1989
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Medak
Elevation 469 m (1,539 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 502381
Telephone code 91-08452
Vehicle registration AP23
Vidhan Sabha constituency Narsapur
Kulcharam is an important Jain Tirtha in present day Medak district of Andhra Pradesh state

Kulcharam or Kulsaram is a village and tehsil in Medak district of Andhra Pradesh, India.

It is bounded by Tekmal, Papannapet, Medak, Yeldurthy, Kaudipalli and Andole mandals.

Geography[edit]

Kulsaram is located at 17°57′19″N 78°11′56″E / 17.9553°N 78.1989°E / 17.9553; 78.1989.[1] It has an average elevation of 469 metres (1541 ft).

Demographics[edit]

According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Kulcharam mandal is as follows:[2]

  • Total Population: 33,822 in 6,755 Households.
  • Male Population: 16,715 and Female Population: 17,107
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 5,167 (Boys - 2,579 and Girls - 2,588)
  • Total Literates: 12,887

Kulcharam village has a population of 4,522 in 2001.[3]

Tirtha[edit]

Shri Vighn-harneshvar Parshva Digambara Jain Atishaya Kshetra or "place of a miracle" is a tirtha dedicated to the 23rd Tirthankara, Parshva.[4] Shri Kshetra Kulcharam’s Parshva appeared and considered as Svayam vyakth place. The large idol of Parshva in standing posture was recovered during the construction work of government flats. A magnificent temple with a Dharmashala was constructed by the Jain Samaj, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. This idol has shown miraculous results and the darshana of Vighn-haraneshvar Parshva is believed to diminishes the worldly worries and fulfills the desired.

The main idol of Parshva is made of black stone of 11 feet and 3 inches in height, and in standing posture with seven serpent hoods overhead and belongs to 9th century. Water of consecration flows from all the hoods and then through head and shoulders it comes to feet. The scene of consecration by milk looks like the flow of pearls. The process of consecration is done according to Gomateshwara in Karnataka.

Institutions[edit]

Villages[edit]

The villages in Kulcharam mandal includes:[6] Amsanpalle, Chinna Ghanpur, Etigadda, Mohmdapur, Kistapur, Konapur, Kongode, Kulcharam, Paithara, Pothamshettipalle, Pothireddipalle, Rampur, Rangampet, Sangaipet, Variguntham, Yenigandla, Appjipalle

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