Annavaram

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Annavaram
Village
Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Temple in Annavaram
Sri Veera Venkata Satyanarayana Temple in Annavaram
Annavaram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Annavaram
Annavaram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Annavaram is located in India
Annavaram
Annavaram
Annavaram (India)
Coordinates: 17°16′55.16″N 82°24′19.89″E / 17.2819889°N 82.4055250°E / 17.2819889; 82.4055250Coordinates: 17°16′55.16″N 82°24′19.89″E / 17.2819889°N 82.4055250°E / 17.2819889; 82.4055250
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictEast Godavari
Population
 (2011)[1]
 • Total6,865
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
533406
Telephone code+91–8868
Vehicle registrationAP

Annavaram is a temple town on the banks of the Pampa River. It is located in East Godavari of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] The village has the temple of Veera Venkata Satyanarayana, a form of Vishnu on the Ratnagiri Hill.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Anna translates to food in Telugu, the local language and the place was known for distribution of food, which might have given the settlement its name as Annavaram. Another derivative was from Anina varam, possessing boon from the lord, would have also given the name.[4]

Transport[edit]

National Highway 16 passes through the village. The APSRTC operates bus services from Annavaram bus station.[5] Annavaram railway station is located on the Howrah-Chennai main line. It is classified as a B–category station in the Vijayawada railway division of South Central Railway zone.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014.
  2. ^ "Temples -> Annavaram". eastgodavari.nic.in. Government of India. 2012. Archived from the original (Web page) on 26 March 2012. Retrieved 26 March 2012.
  3. ^ Staff Reporter (2 December 2015). "Gold-plated main entrance of Annavaram temple inaugurated". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 6 October 2020.
  4. ^ "Annavaram Devasthanam". annavaramdevasthanam.nic.in. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  5. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Archived from the original on 22 March 2016. Retrieved 9 March 2016.
  6. ^ "Vijayawada Division – a profile" (PDF). Indian Railways. Retrieved 13 February 2013.

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