Ramasamudram

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Ramasamudram
Village
Ramasamudram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Ramasamudram
Ramasamudram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°26′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.4333°E / 13.3667; 78.4333Coordinates: 13°22′00″N 78°26′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.4333°E / 13.3667; 78.4333
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Talukas Ramasamudram
Demonym 50000
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517417

Ramasamudram is a village and a Mandal (administrative district) in Chittoor district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. [1]

Geography[edit]

Ramasamudram is located at 13°22′00″N 78°26′00″E / 13.3667°N 78.4333°E / 13.3667; 78.4333.[2] It has an average elevation of 787 metres (2,582 ft).

History[edit]

The Janardhana Swami Temple has a history which dates back to the Vijayanagara Empire (1336-1646). It is said that the Vijayanagara emperor Krishnadevaraya (ruled 1509-1529) slept under a small mandapa (pavilion) in Ramasamudram while on his way to Kalinga to fight a battle. While he was asleep, Lord Vishnu appeared in his dream and told him that he was going to win the battle, and he did. On his way back to his kingdom he instructed his people to build a temple on the site.

Geography and agriculture[edit]

Ramasamudram is situated in Chittoor District in the extreme southwest part of Andhra Pradesh, its vicinity to Karnataka.This small mandal headquarters has four towns nearby: Punganur (Andhra Pradesh) is 16km to the east; Srinivasapura (Karnataka) is 32 km to the west; Madanapalle (Andhra Pradesh) is 30 km to the north; and Mulabagal (Karnataka) is 27 km away to the south.

Ramasamudram is surrounded by irrigation water tanks such as Ramasamudram Cheruvu, Agraharam Chervu and Naginnani Chervu. The local infrastructure is in good condition, thanks to the work of the political leaders and the elders of the village.

The climate is moderate throughout the year. The main crops grown are rice, finger millet, sorghum, pearl millet, and vegetables like tomato, beetroot, cauliflower, cabbage, and eggplant; fresh vegetables have an access to the nearby markets in the cities of Bangalore and Chennai, which are both less than 200 km away. Groundnuts are also grown as a rain fed crop in this area. Mangoes are grown in small areas and some of the farmers are also into sericulture (silk farming).

Facilities[edit]

A government junior college is situated in Ramasamudram. The village has a government higher secondary school, a government hospital with an in patient facility, a veterinary hospital, a police station, and three primary schools, a tahasildar, Mandal Revenue office, a mandal development office and a post office, Urdu School and Jamia mosque.

Transportation[edit]

Bangalore International Airport is the nearest airport. Tirupati Domestic Airport is 120 kilometers away from here.

Political scene[edit]

Village politics have been dominated by two family clans, the Gowdas and Reddys, for the past few decades(presently there is no dominant figures in the villge), but at present,[when?] communities listed in the backward classes are helping shape the political scene.

People in the village emphasis the importance of education of their children. Many children and students study in various professional and academic courses, and many are working in reputed multinational companies all over India. Now so many families are entered in politics.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Archived from the original on 8 April 2007. Retrieved 12 April 2007. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Ramasamudram