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Gurazala Temple
Gurazala Temple
Gurazala is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gurazala is located in India
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°35′N 79°34′E / 16.58°N 79.57°E / 16.58; 79.57Coordinates: 16°35′N 79°34′E / 16.58°N 79.57°E / 16.58; 79.57
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Guntur
Mandal Gurazala
 • MLA Yarapathineni Srinivasa Rao
 • Total 4 km2 (2 sq mi)
Elevation 146 m (479 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 26,190
 • Density 6,000/km2 (20,000/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 522415
States and territories of IndiaTelephone code]] 08649

Gurazala is a village in Guntur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] It is the headquarters of Gurazala mandal and Gurazala Revenue Division.[3][4]


The famous battle Palnati Yudhdham (War of Palnadu) took place between Gurazala and Macherla between 1176 AD – 1182 AD at Karampudi (Yuddabhoomi).[5]

Notable people[edit]

The Gurazala area has been home to some famous personalities. Nayakuralu Nagamma was a minister of the Gurajala faction who led the army against Macherla faction in the Battle of Palnadu,[6] and one of the most powerful women in medieval India. Kaneganti Hanumanthu, a freedom fighter, started the Palnadu Rebellion against taxes. Kavuri Venkaiah,[7] a freedom fighter, started training institutes for teachers, and free education for many poor people around Palnadu area. He believed that education can eradicate the poverty of this region.[8]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 26 July 2014. 
  2. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 11. Retrieved 10 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Guntur District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. p. 53. Retrieved 19 January 2015. 
  4. ^ "New Gurazala revenue division created". The Hindu. Gurazala (Guntur District). 1 July 2013. Retrieved 17 January 2015. 
  5. ^ Roghair, G.H., The Epic of Palnadu, 1982, Clarendon Press; ISBN 0-19-815456-9
  6. ^ Alf Hiltebeitel (2009). Rethinking India's Oral and Classical Epics: Draupadi among Rajputs, Muslims, and Dalits. University of Chicago Press. p. 56. ISBN 0226340554. Retrieved 2 March 2015. 
  7. ^ The Atheist, Volume 8
  8. ^ N G, Ranga (1976). Distinguished Acquaintances (v2 ed.). Desi Book Distributors. p. 118. Retrieved 17 May 2015.