Gurramkonda

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Gurramkunda
గుర్రంకొండ
Village khandriga
Nawab Mir Raza Ali Khan's tomb, Maqbira, Gurramkonda
Nawab Mir Raza Ali Khan's tomb, Maqbira, Gurramkonda
Gurramkunda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Gurramkunda
Gurramkunda
Gurramkunda is located in India
Gurramkunda
Gurramkunda
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°47′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.7833°N 78.5833°E / 13.7833; 78.5833Coordinates: 13°47′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.7833°N 78.5833°E / 13.7833; 78.5833
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Mandal Gurramkonda
Population
 • Total 15,158
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gurramkonda is a village in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Gurramkonda mandal.[1] Gurramkonda Fort is one of the oldest fort in the district.[2]

Geography[edit]

Gurramkonda is located at 13°47′00″N 78°35′00″E / 13.7833°N 78.5833°E / 13.7833; 78.5833. It has an average elevation of 647 metres (2,123 ft).[3] it bn

List of Temples[edit]

Siddeswara Kshetram is a cave temple, located in the siddeshwara gutta, Gurramkonda village. The sanctum sanctorum of the temple has Lord Siddeswara along with Parvathi ammavaru and nandi The temple is located on a scenic beauty hilltop and have many surprises for those who wanna explore the surroundings

It has a very long history and the people used to celebrate jathara at the time of shivarathri few decades back, a local school head master named Pemma Siddramulu was very active in bringing all the people together and arranging for the jathara, pooja was conducted everyday during his tenure and the temple had a glorious time during his tenure. After his demise there was no one to take care of the temple and it was forgotten over time.

It was renewed in the year 2013 by Pemma Nageswara Rao Son of Pemma Siddaramulu and three new idols were placed in the temple.

Sanctum Sanctorum

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 446, 509. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ "Many Chittoor temples, forts in a shambles". Times of India. Tirupati. 28 May 2010. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ "Gurramkonda, India Page". fallingrain.com.