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Tadipatri
Tadipatri
city
Tadipatri is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tadipatri
Tadipatri
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02Coordinates: 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Elevation 223 m (732 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 108,249
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 515411

Tadipatri or Tadpatri is a city and a municipality in Anantapur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.Faction war claims many lives in Tadipatri.

Geography[edit]

Tadipatri is located at 14°55′N 78°01′E / 14.92°N 78.02°E / 14.92; 78.02.[2] Its average elevation is 223 metres or 731 feet.MLA of Tadipatri is J.C.Prabhakar Reddy.He is the brother of J. C. Diwakar Reddy, who won six times as MLA from Tadipatri, before contesting as mp from anantapur, leaving MLA seat to his brother in 2014 assembly elections.

Demographics[edit]

As per provisional data of 2011 census, Tadpatri municipality had a population of 108,249, out of which males were 54,027 and females were 54,222. The literacy rate was 72.17 per cent.[3]

As of the 2001 India census,[4] Tadipatri had a population of 86,641. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Tadipatri has an average literacy rate of 56%, lower than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 67%, and female literacy is 44%. In Tadipatri, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

The villages surrounded by Tadipatri are Yaragunta palli,Kondapuram,Bugga,Chukkalur etc.

Business and Entertainment[edit]

Cinema Theatres are Vijaya Lakshmi,Vara Lakshmi,Jaya Lakshmi,Sai Teja,SLN,Dada,...

Tadpatri is next famous for gold after proddatur of kadapa district. Even people from Anantapur district visit Tadpatri because of its purity in gold.

Geography[edit]

The area around Tadipatri is known as Bhaskara Kshetra. To its south lies a forest full of palm trees. It was called Tatipatri during the time of Pemmasani Ramalinga Naidu, a local chieftain under the Vijayanagara king, Proudha Devaraya.

Tadipatri got its name from Tatipatri which means garden of palm trees. Another version is that Tataki, a demon lady who tried to kill Sreeram on his way to save the yaga of Viswamitra but was killed by Sreeram at this very place and hence the name.

Education[edit]

Tadipatri has good number of schools and colleges. Sri Aurobindo Centenary School is one of the best school. It also has an engineering college- Tadipatri Engineering College,cvr engineering college

Transport[edit]

Tadipatri railway station is on the Guntakal-Chennai line which is part of Mumbai-Chennai line. One can reach Tadipatri by bus. There are direct buses from MGBS Hyderabad to Tadipatri. Anantapur is one of the nearest places from where one can take buses to Chennai. Notable is the drive from Tadipatri to Anantapur. The rocks on either sides of the road from a particular point on the drive appears beautiful.

Culture[edit]

Tadipatri has two notable temples within the town, the Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple and the Sri Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple. The sthala puranam, or local history, says that these two temples were built in a day by two brothers. The Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple was completed by the next morning but the Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple wasn't complete. The belief is that had this temple been completed it would have been 'Dakshina Kaashi', or Kaashi of the South. The architecture of these two temples is largely Dravidian and reflects the Vijayanagara style.

Sri Chintala Venkata Ramana Swamy temple is located in the heart of the town on a plot about 5 acres (20,000 m2). The vimana or Main Gopuram was rebuilt as a result of earthquake damage. Ramayana, Bhagavata and Mahabharata epics are carved around the Garbha Griha. There may be a secret tunnel or sorangam from this temple to Gooty Fort. The face of the tunnel is still seen. However, it is blocked by a stone by Archeological Survey of India.

Sri Bugga Rama Lingeswara Swamy temple is located on the northern end of the town, where the River Penna lies. Water oozes all the time from the pedestal of the Siva Lingam here and people treat this as holy water. Unlike other temples, this temple has main entrances on the south and west. In this temple there is a secret tunnel to Tirupathi, but the entrance of the tunnel is now sealed. At the river side of the temple there is a statue of goddess standing by steps. It is believed that when the water level of the river Penna reaches the navel point of that statue, the entire town Tadpatri will be sinking in the water and that leads to its end.

Economy[edit]

Tadipatri has industries such as Ultra Tech Cement(L&T)., Penna Cements and Gerdau Steel India Limited. Granite is common in this area, and the town is known for black stone and granite polishing.Nearly there are around 800 Granite Factories are located in Tadipatri.

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