Paritala

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Paritala is a village in the Krishna district of the state of Andhra Pradesh, South India. It hosts the tallest statue of Hanuman in India.

History[edit]

When the British achieved paramountcy over India, the Nizams were allowed to continue to rule their princely states as client kings. The Nizams retained internal power over Paritala village until 1948 when Paritala was integrated into the new Indian Union.

Temples[edit]

A statue in depicting Hanuman called Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami is located in the village.[1] It was installed in 2003 and stands 135 feet tall (41 meters). It is the tallest statue of Hanuman in the world, and the tallest statue in India.

Hanuman statue on Paritala National Highway-9

Diamonds[edit]

During medieval times and British rule Paritala-Kollur mines were famous for diamond mining. Diamonds such as Pitt and Regent diamonds were mined here.[2] Other famous diamonds of Paritala mines include Darya-i-Nur, Dresden Green and Legrand Conde.[3]

Politics[edit]

Paritala is politically active village. People are politically active and support political parties with due diligence.

Economy[edit]

Agriculture is major occupation as well as real-estate business.

Educational institutions[edit]

Paritala has couple of schools and Engineering Colleges

  • Amrita Sai Institute of Science & Technology - Near By 135 Hanuman Statue, Paritala Rd, Nh-9, Amrita Sai Nagar, Kanchikacharla, Krishna Dist., Pin-521 180
  • MVR College Of Engineering & Technology - Besides Hanuman Statue & Nh-9, Paritala, Krishna Dist. -- 521180
  • Z P High School
  • Vivekananda Vidyalayam
  • Vignan public school

Banks[edit]

  1. State Bank of Hyderabad, Paritala
  2. AXIS Bank, Paritala
  3. vasantha sai bank,paritala

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tallest Statue in India : Veera Abhaya Anjaneya Hanuman Swami | hotklix
  2. ^ A Manual of the Geology of India: Economic geology, by V. Ball. 1881; Geological Survey of India, Henry Benedict Medlicott, William Thomas Blanford, Valentine Ball, Frederick Richard Mallett, p. 23
  3. ^ http://www.embeediatech.ca/category/indian-diamond/golconda/paritala-kollur/