Tallapaka, India

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Annamayya at Rajampet, Kadapa District

Tallapaka is a village in the Rajampet mandal of YSR district in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh, India. This village is popular for being the birthplace carnatic composer, Annamacharya. Located in a 5 km distance Rajampet Mandal of Cuddapah Dist is well connected by roads and rail. From Thallapaka, Rajampet is 5 km, Cuddapah 48 km, Nellore 125 km, Tirupati 90 km, Chennai 220 km, Bangalore 272 km, Vijayawada 400 km, and Hyderabad 469 km.

Nearest Railway Station: Rajampet 7 km, Nandalur 6 km.

Domestic Airport Renigunta: 80 km.

International Airports: Chennai 210 km, Bangalore 257 km.

Thallapaka name and significance[edit]

"Thalula Paka" a place of Palm Groves. Thalapathram or Palm Leaf was the substance on which the writings were preserved in olden days.

Karikalavan a Chola King destroyed forests here to build his capital Pothapi then expanded the same and the area under his rule came to be known as "Karipa" or Cuddapah. As described by Thallapaka Thiruvengala Nadhudu or Chinnanna, Thallapaka was a part of Pothapi Nadu.

Telugu Saint Poet Annamacharya was born in 1408 and lived up to 1503 in this village.He wrote many songs praising Lord Venkateswara in the language of Telugu.

[1] The village is being developed into a major spiritual center.[2]

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