Pamidi

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Pamidi
పామిడి
Town and Mandal
Pamidi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pamidi
Pamidi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833Coordinates: 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 49,292
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515775
Nearest city Anantapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Guntakal

Pamidi is a town and Mandal headquarters in Anantapur District in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located 32 kilometers from the District Headquarters Anantapur. Its population exceeds 40,000. The town is home to a Government Junior College and six high schools.

The town has a historical and religious importance.[citation needed] Penna Nadi (River Penna) flows through the town, providing water for over one hundred villages in the district for drinking and agricultural purposes.

Geography[edit]

Pamidi is located at 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833.[1] It has an average elevation of 284 metres (935 ft).

Demographics[edit]

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

  • Total Population: 49,292 in 10,302 Households
  • Male Population: 25,071 and Female Population: 24,221
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 6,864 (Boys - 3,561 and Girls - 3,303)
  • Total Literates: 22,886

Transport[edit]

The town is well connected with roads and railways. National Highway No.44 passes through the city. Five kilometers from the town, the railway station is located with the same name. Three kilometers from the town, a closer railway station called Kalluru. Kalluru is well known for its coffee and "vada", a falafel-like, deep-fried, calorie-filled, salt-laden, Indian snack. The nearest railway junctions are Gooty (18 km) and Guntakal (35km), and the district headquarters is about 30 km away.

Industry[edit]

Agriculture is the main industry. The town is also known for textiles and garments, with a number of textile shops in town. The town is famous for its readymade garments manufacturers as nightwears for men and woman and jeans shorts, etc. There are around 140 to 150 textile showrooms in main bazaar and around 50 to 60 garments showrooms with most affordable prices. Pamidi is famous for wholesale and retails cloth stores. Here business people will procure raw clothes from Surat, Erode, Kolkata, Jaipur, Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai and hyderabad.

Etymology[edit]

The name "Pamidi" is derived from the words "Pamu Mudi" (in the Indian regional language Telugu) which means "snake knot". The name is thought to be attributed to the temple Bhogeswaraswamy Temple of Lord Shiva [The Destroyer of Evil, in the Indian mythology of the Trinity—Creator (Brahma), Proliferator (Vishnu), and Destroyer, (Shiava, aka, Eashwara, Maheshwara, etc.)], where once a snake (nagu) was found wound coiled itself to Lord Shiva's lingam in the temple. "Pamu Mudi" eventually became "Pamidi". One can find a sasan carved in a big rock in the temple, which was written in the Pali language (popular during the time of The Buddha, over 2,000 years ago) at the dedication the temple from a king to the village. The town also had another historical temple found in excavations, the Sri Laxminaraya Swamy Temple. Its deity, Laxminarayana in the sanctum sanctorum made of monolithic rock, is an architectural and historical wonder.

The History of Pamidi as a family name[edit]

Pamidi became a family name of the people who lived in Andhra Pradesh. Some people from this village travelled to several places in Andhra and settled. Most of these people are located in the area of PAMIDI VARI PALEM and Vatticherukuru,a manadal 16 km from Guntur, Perecherla[Guntur]and also in Tangutur, a small village in the prakasham district.

There is a well known story about this family name. A man from the village Pamidi came to Tangutur and was appointed as a security for the water flow, the flow from one's field to another's field. The man then married a woman in Tangutur and settled there. The local people in Tangutur called them "Pamidi" and the name stuck becoming the family name.

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