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Karvetinagar is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°25′00″N 79°27′00″E / 13.4167°N 79.4500°E / 13.4167; 79.4500Coordinates: 13°25′00″N 79°27′00″E / 13.4167°N 79.4500°E / 13.4167; 79.4500
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Mandal Karvetinagar
Elevation 252 m (827 ft)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Karvetinagar is a village in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Karvetinagar mandal.[1]



Karvetinagar is located at 13°25′00″N 79°27′00″E / 13.4167°N 79.4500°E / 13.4167; 79.4500.[2] It has an average elevation of 252 meters.


Nearest railway station is Puttur (15 km) in Andhra Pradesh. Some express trains stop here. Frequent buses ply from Puttur to Chittoor via Karvetinagar. Alternatively, it can be accessed from Pallipattu (8 km) in Tamil Nadu. Nearest International airport is at Chennai 127km HISTORY Karvetinagar was a former Zamindar that was most prominent during the Vijayanagar rule. The Bommaraju family traces their origins back to an ancestor who migrated from the Pithapuram area of the Godavari Delta about the 8th or 9th century. One ancestor obtained the favor of the Eastern Chalukya King, Vimala Aditya and Saluva Narasa was appoint the chief of the country around Tirupati, where he founded his capital called Narayanavanam. The rulers later built their new capital, Nagaram at this place by clearing the forest. The founder of the family Narasa was granted permission by his patron, the Chalukyas, to use the royal seal and boar-signet of the Chalukyas, a proud distinction still kept up.At one point Saluva Venkatapati was deposed by the Cholas. Saluva Bhima recovered their territory. Saluva Narsimha assisted a Kerala King named Kirti Varman and assumed independence, ruling for 36 years. Saluva Bhujanga was defeated and became a feudal of Western Chalukya king Someswara and taken prisoner to Kalyan where he died. Subsequent descendents recovered the estate and in 1230 AD, a part of the estate was taken over by Raja Raja Chola the second, of the Chola dynasty, but during the next four generations, as the power of the Cholasdecayed, the fortunes of the Karvetinagar family rose, The family became feudatories of Vijayanagar, and had marriage alliances with the Saluva and loyalties to the Aravidu Dynasty over the next two hundred years. Around the 16th century the family changed their name to the current Bommaraju, retaining Saluva as a title. After Bommaraju prominent among their Dynasty are Raja kumara venkataperumal raja bhadur was last Ruler of erstwhile Zamindar Of Karvetinagar 1940.After his death his brother Raja kumara Kumaraswamy raja was Confirmed with rajah title and he is the First M.L.A of Puttur, donated Lashmi Mahalpalace for running govt high school,at present junior college and also degree college located in the same palace premises he died with out isues (1952) After his death his co-brother Raja kumara Srinivasa Varma Son Raja Kumara Venkataperumal raju alias Raja Kumara Janardhana Varma was Confirmed Raja title by the then presidency of Medras Govt As a holder of Rajah title he was hounerd by the temples management of constructed karvetinagar rajahas,like tiruttani and Narayanavanam, Appalaya guntatemples etc.during his life time, it due to ill health he died in the year 2008.He has two Sons by name Raja Kumara Bramha Raja Varma(alias)Srikanth Varma Aged 28 years and Raja Kumara Harsha Vardhana Varma Aged 27 years, at present residing at karvetinagaram .[edit]


  1. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 484, 516. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Pachikapalam