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Pillar at Baruva, constructed to commemorate a 1917 shipping accident
|Elevation||10 m (30 ft)|
|Time zone||UTC+5:30 (IST)|
|Vehicle Registration||AP30 (Former)|
AP39 (from 30 January 2019)
Baruva is a village and a beach resort located near Sompeta in Srikakulam district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located at 18.53N 84.35E., at an average elevation of 10 m (33 ft). The Mahendratanaya River merges into the Bay of Bengal at this place. This village is situated at a distance of 109 KM from Srikakulam town, the district headquarters.
Baruva was used as a seaport in the era of British colonial rule in India up to 1948. In July, 1917, a ship carrying goods sank in the sea. To commemorate this incident a pillar was constructed. The harbor is closed, but the old lighthouse stood until 2000.
- The swampy sea shore, locally called "beela", is well known for duck shooting and fishing.
- The famous Sri Kotilingeswara Swamy and Janardhana Swamy temples are here.
- The river Mahendra Tanya merges into sea at this place. Thousands of people take sea bath during festival days, especially in "Karthikam" (November-December) every year.
- Baruva was once a seaport. Two obelisks, one white and the other black, of fifty feet height above the sea level, mark the seaport.
- The large grooves of coconut trees and green paddy fields make the place picturesque.
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