Nagari, Andhra Pradesh

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Nagari
నగరి
Town (Municipality)
Sai Baba Temple in Nagari,Chittoor
Sai Baba Temple in Nagari,Chittoor
Nagari is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nagari
Nagari
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°19′17″N 79°35′08″E / 13.3214°N 79.5856°E / 13.3214; 79.5856Coordinates: 13°19′17″N 79°35′08″E / 13.3214°N 79.5856°E / 13.3214; 79.5856
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Chittoor
Government
 • Type Legislative assembly of Andhra Pradesh
 • MLA Gali muddukrishnama Naidu ( తెలుగుదేశం పార్టీ )
Elevation 115 m (377 ft)
Population
 • Total 24,370
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517590
Telephone code 91-8577
Vehicle registration AP-03

Nagari is a Municipal town in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a semi agrarian – semi industrialised town. A sizeable textile manufacturing industry thrives in and around Nagari. Nagari is 5 km from the Andhra Pradesh - Tamil Nadu border and about 45 km from Tirupati.

Geography[edit]

Nagari is located at 13°20′N 79°35′E / 13.33°N 79.58°E / 13.33; 79.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 116 metres (380 feet).

The town is surrounded by hills all around with the prominent cliff popularly known as Nagari nose is conspicuous for miles around.

The Nagari a.k.a. Kusasthalai river runs on the south of Nagari.

Etymology[edit]

The word Nagari is from the Telugu words "na" and "giri", which means Surrounded by hills. In detail, na = నాలుగువైపుల giri = గిరులు ఉనవి. that means four sides covered by hills.

Weather[edit]

Nagari experiences tropical climatic conditions and due to the close proximity of the Bay of Bengal the humidity is extremely high. Summers are long and hot. Monsoon season brings substantial rainfall and temperatures reduce during this period. Winters are much milder and the temperatures drop considerably. The best time to visit the place is from December to February.

Summer season starts in March and can last till June. Temperatures gradually increase over the summer and it reaches the peak level in May. Temperatures vary from a minimum of 35°C and can rise up to a maximum of 45°C. Summer season is not the best time to visit. Travellers who are not used to the extreme conditions might find it extremely uncomfortable.

Monsoon season is from June to October. The place gets the most rainfall in the months of October and November from the North East Monsoon. Nagari may receive certain amount of rainfall from the South West Monsoon as well. However this is limited and generally erratic.

Winter season is from December to February. Temperatures range between 20°C and 27°C during the winter season. December is usually the coolest month of the year.

Climate data for Nagari, India
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 29.9
(85.8)
32.8
(91)
36.7
(98.1)
40.3
(104.5)
43.3
(109.9)
40.8
(105.4)
35.7
(96.3)
34.8
(94.6)
34.8
(94.6)
32.7
(90.9)
30.1
(86.2)
28.9
(84)
35.07
(95.11)
Average low °C (°F) 18.7
(65.7)
20.1
(68.2)
22.6
(72.7)
26.2
(79.2)
27.9
(82.2)
27.2
(81)
25.9
(78.6)
25.5
(77.9)
25.1
(77.2)
23.5
(74.3)
21.7
(71.1)
19.9
(67.8)
23.69
(74.66)
Precipitation mm (inches) 22.0
(0.866)
19.7
(0.776)
2.9
(0.114)
13.9
(0.547)
45.7
(1.799)
69.7
(2.744)
113.0
(4.449)
118.6
(4.669)
119.1
(4.689)
157.5
(6.201)
218.7
(8.61)
130.5
(5.138)
1,031.3
(40.602)
Source: Indian Meteorological Department[2]

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 India census,[3]

  • Nagari has a population of 65,234 of which Males are 32,696 and Females are 32,538. Total Households in Nagari are 14,692.
  • The town has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the India's National literacy rate of 67.5%: male literacy is 77%, and female literacy is 61%.
  • In Nagari, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Economy[edit]

The town mainly is a market place for surrounding villagers to sell their agricultural produce. Power loom based textile industry also contributes to the town's revenue share. The textile products are exported to Chennai, Bangalore, North Indian cities and European Markets like Germany. The Municipality income comes in the form of Tax, Government Orders and Bills sanctioned for Development by the Government of Andra Pradesh.

Culture[edit]

The people of Nagari speak Telugu and Tamil.[4] Like most Indians, folks of Nagari wear traditional attire like Dhoti, Lungi and Saree, although the current generation prefers modern Western attire .

The local festivals[edit]

  • Gangamma Jathara is celebrated as a major festival and usually comes up in end of August or beginning of September. The Goddess Gangamma is usually offered animal sacrifices outside the temple
  • On the immediate Friday after jathara, the grama devathas desamma and oruguntalamma's utsava moorthys will be brought for ooreginpu in all major streets of the town
  • Aadi Kruthika is celebrated by taking Kaavadi for Lord Subramanyeswara swamy.
  • kondachuttu for all near by temple's Utsava Moorthys. This is more like an annual town fair celebrated 2 days after Sankaranthi. Almost all the people congregate at the kondachuttu mandapam near Nagari Degree College and celebrate this day and the very next day same kondachuttu is contributed in beri street,nagari named as chinna kondachuttu.
  • On Tuesdays and Fridays in between Jul-15 to Aug-15 are festival days as the devotees pray Lord Desamma, the temple is at a distance of 1.5 km from Nagari
  • In Nagari Sri Kamashama Sametha Karakanteswara swamy temple conducts Kalyana mahostavam,9 days festival of celebrating dasara in the Temple
  • In Nagari Sri Kariya Manikya Swamy temple,there are special poojas on the Saturdays of the Tamil month puratasi

and many more events are conducting as well as possible

  • Hanuman Temple which is inaugurated by Megastar Chiranjeevi was very famous. Sri Rama Navami is celebrated as famous festival, the temple is at Keelapattu with a distance of 1 km from Nagari.

Transport[edit]

The town has 24 hours transport facility connecting to Tirupati and Chennai through road and rail. Nagari and Ekambarakuppam are two railway stations maintained by Southern Railways, Chennai. Nagari has a newly constructed Bus station for rural transportation. APSRTC buses are the mode of transport in and around Nagari. Small villages use Auto rickshaws to transport with Nagari. 201 212H and 911 are 24/7 road transport services between Chennai and Tirupati through Nagari.

The town has three domestic and one international airports near by it.

Educational institutions[edit]

There is a Government Junior College, High school & a Government Degree College which offers Bachelors degrees in Arts and Sciences and affiliated to Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati.

Other important educational institutions are:

  • Sri Saraswathi Vignana Mandir, Nagari
  • Sri Surya Junior College, Nagari
  • Sri Surya Degree College, Nagari
  • Raja convent,Nagari
  • S V Vidyaniketan, Nagari
  • Z.P High School, Kotha peta, Nagari
  • Z.P.High school, Ekambarakuppam, Nagari
  • M.P.P. Elementary School, Sathrawada, Nagari
  • Z.P.High School, Sathrawada, Nagari

Local Temples[edit]

Sai Baba Mandir Nagari.jpg
  • Shirdi Sai divya dhamam is a newly constructed Temple in 12 acres on Rajiv Nagar Hill in Nagari.
  • Sri vasavi kannika parameswari temple is located near to chavadi.It's holy temple for Vyshas.
  • Sri Desamma Vari Temple is a famous temple in Nagari. Devotees visit the temple on Tuesdays to worship the goddess. The villagers have a strong belief on Desamma that the goddess cures their eye problems if the abhishekam water is poured into their eyes inside the sanctum sanctorum.
  • There is a Siva temple in "Choultry Street" (Satram badi veedhi) which is pretty peaceful and is a popular worship place.
  • Kariyamanikya Swamy Temple, Prakasam road; is also a very old temple, which has been renovated recently and is being maintained by TTD (Tirumala Tirupai Devasthanams). The presiding deity is Kariyamanikya Swamy with his consorts Bhoo Devi and Sridevi.
  • Another old temple in Nagari is Veerabhadra Swami temple in the intersection of Beri veedhi & Prakasam road.
  • Another famous temple in KVPR Pet is Ponniyamman temple, which is also considered as a village goddess.
  • Towards west of Nagari and Pudupet there is a village called K.V.P.R.Pet. There is a very Old Ashram called Sri Sivananda Swamy Ashram headed by the Ashram Mataadhipathi Poojya Sri Swamy Saranaananda, a religious monk, who knows Vaasthu, Astrology, Numerology, Performance of Yagna. Poojya Sri Swamy visited Kailash (China) five times, Mukthinath (Nepal-Pokhra) three times and Aadhi Kailash (India border) two times.
  • Some new temples constructed a few years back are Om Sakthi Temple at the junction of main road & bypass road towards mandapam, two Hanuman Temples near Keelapattu and malachuttu Mandapam (though not a big temple) are also considered a sacred places where the malachuttu festival is performed every year after Sankranthi.
  • Some other temples near Nagari Railway station, named Vembalagi Amma varu and Veera Anjaneya Swamy. These temples are situated on Maruthi Hills, Nagari.
  • Nearby Nagari is Bugga Agraharam which has a very old Shiva temple on the northern banks of Kusasthalai River. Sanskrit word Kusa means Durva grass. This river is produced through Kusa by The Great Sage AGASTHIYA MAHARSI when he visited the Southern parts of India to balance the northern side at the time of Lord Siva's Marriaage. The Temple is being maintained by TTD. (Tirumala Tirupai Devasthanams)
  • There is a small Sri Rama temple (also known as Sri Anjaneya temple) around Bugga Agraharam in Kalyanaiah Kandriga village,which would be visited by many devotees on Saturday nights which is named for blessings of their wishes.
  • Hanuman Temple which is inaugurated by Megastar Chiranjeevi was very famous in keelapattu near Nagari.
  • Chinthalapatteda which is very near to Nagari, where there is an old and historical temple named "Dhroupathi Amma vari temple". Every year, the village people celebrate a festival to Dhroupathi Amma varu here.
  • Sri Ayyappa Swami Temple is at Sathrawada,Nagari.There is celebrating the MAGARA JYOTHI POOJA will be held once in every year on the day of Sankranthi.

Assembly Constituency[edit]

Nagari Assembly constituency is a constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India. It is one among 14 constituencies in Chittoor district.

Tamil voters constitute around 40 to 50 per cent of the electorate in this constituency which is situated in the southern tip of Andhra Pradesh.

Locking horns here are two senior leaders of Chittoor district. Irrespective of which party they are in, they have always been at loggerheads. In the current Assembly, one represents Nagari and the other Puttur but for the first time they will fight for the same seat.

With Puttur vanishing after delimitation, Law Minister R. Chenga Reddy and TDP strongman Gali Muddukrishnama Naidu are locked in a contest in Nagari, a constituency that is a blend of urban and rural voters.

It earlier had Nagari, Puttur (part), Narayanavanam, Karvetinagaram, Nindra and Vijayapuram mandals, but delimitation has resulted in Narayanavanam being included in Satyavedu and Karvetinagaram in GD Nellore Assembly constituency, while Vadamalapet and the entire Puttur mandal have been tagged on to Nagari. Though both the leaders have their own strongholds, the changed contours have introduced a new set of electorate, forcing them to try all means to keep their vote bank intact.

There were 1,76,873 registered voters in Nagari constituency in 1999 elections.

In 2009 elections, there were 1,68,421 voters in Nagari, out of them 1,40,363 voters participated in election and as a winning candidate, Gali Muddu Krishnama Naidu got 60,849 votes (43.35%).

Social Works[edit]

There is a famous Tower Clock in Center of the Nagari town. This is the only tower clock in entire India, where Late American President John F Kennedy's photo is kept. Probably this is kept during his tenure in American. Another significant in Nagari is the Mission Hospital - run by CSI and this comes under the Famous Vellore Mission Hospital. This is the oldest medical facility in the entire region of Nagari for many decades. This was established in 1904.

Another important significance to this town is "Sweet lime" which was grown once upon time. Hence even today, in Chennai you will find hawkers selling "Nagari Sathukodi" meaning "Sweet lime" coming from Nagari.

One of the oldest tradition which is still followed in that region is the lighting a lamp (actually log of wood is put on fire) on the tip of the Nagari hills on every full moon day.

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