Bangaramma Gudi in Chapirevula
|• Total||50 km2 (20 sq mi)|
|• Density||60/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Vehicle registration||AP 21|
|Climate||20 to 40 (Köppen)|
Chapirevula is one of the old villages in Nandyal Mandal of Kurnool district, Andhra Pradesh, India. Chapirevula is about 3 km from Bommala Satram Nandyal, which is a center for automobiles in rayalaseema region. It is very close to nandyal so in the future it may be the part of nandyal. It is a minor panchayat but this village contains almost 1000 houses.
The origin of this village can be traced back to 15th century from the inscriptions on the walls of the very old Lord Siva Temple. The Kundu River is the main source of irrigation water for this area which made many people dependent on agriculture. After the construction of K C Kenal, this area became very fertile land. There are few well educated but many of the educated left the village to pursue their careers in cities like Nandyal and Hyderabad and foreign countries like the United States of America.
Chapirevula has a population of more than 3,000. Males constitute ~48% of the population and females ~52%. Chapirevula has an average literacy rate of 45%: male literacy is ~50%. In Chapirevula, 50% of the population is bove 40 years of age as many of the educated left the village to pursue their careers in cities like Nandyal and Hyderabad and foreign countries like the United States of America.
Chapirevula, has centuries of history. Chapirevula was under the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya as a part of Vijayanagar Empire for centuries. The name Chapirevula is derived from the Telugu word Chakirevu (As it is near to Kundu river). Almost 99% people live depend on agriculture. Till 1985 the main transportation of this village was bull-cart and later on Hoarse cart and Bicycle. The first Electricity line has been provided to this village is on 1967 by APTRANSCO (Transmission Corporation of Andhra Pradesh). Before the electricity has come to this village, people used to do lot of labor work to grind there rice Using Stone device called "Rolu" (Telugu). Now there are around three Electric Machines (Gin in local language) to do this work. In 1985 the first bus service has been started by Sri Parameswara bus service.
The festival of Sankranthi, Dasara, Ugadi, Vinayaka Chavithi, Moharram Sri Rama Navami are celebrated here. Here the Sri Rama Navami is the main festival on which day there will be lot of competitions like cycle race, sprint, bandi lagudu (pulling the Bull-Cart), reversing the tractor, Eddula Banda Lagudu, slow cycling, Banda Eththudu. These competitions are good refreshment for the village people. Moharram (Peerla Pandaga) is also celebrated with lot of enjoyment like Poteshkalu and one of the major attractions of the Poteshkalu is Surpanakha. Here Ugadi is celebrated with sacrificing the chickens to the god Maaramma and Sankranthi is celebrated by carrying the god Rama Seetha Lakshmana all over the village. One of the noting point in this festival Sankranthi is younger people take the Jammi leaves and gives to the Old people for there blessings. Dasara is celebrated with Gorra pandem.
Chapirevula is the educational center for nearby villages. Some of the educational institutions like ZPH high school, Elementary school, Morning Start School etc.
Average temperature is around 28 °C and the village has plenty of water resources even in the hot summers as it is near to the river Kundu. The average rainfall is about 3 to 4 cm in the rainy season. Occasionally 20% of the village go drown in flood water of Kundu River. The years of floods to Kundu are 1994, 2000, 2004 and 2007. Summers are hot and winters are colder than expected forecasts.
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