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Mandasa Vasudeva Temple
Mandasa Vasudeva Temple
Mandasa is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Mandasa is located in India
Mandasa (India)
Coordinates: 18°52′00″N 84°28′00″E / 18.8667°N 84.4667°E / 18.8667; 84.4667Coordinates: 18°52′00″N 84°28′00″E / 18.8667°N 84.4667°E / 18.8667; 84.4667
Country India
StateAndhra Pradesh
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationAP
Lok Sabha constituencySrikakulam
Vidhan Sabha constituencyPalasa

Mandasa is a village in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1] Mandasa is also known by the name Manjusha.

Lord Vasudeva

This village is located at a distance of 98 km from the district headquarters.


Mandasa is located at 18°52′00″N 84°28′00″E / 18.8667°N 84.4667°E / 18.8667; 84.4667.[2] It has an average elevation of 31 meters (104 feet). Mandasa mandal is bordered by Sompeta mandal to the northeast, Palasa mandal to the southwest, Vajrapu Kotturu mandal to the south, Patrapur block of Ganjam district, Odisha to the north, Rayagada block of Gajapati district, Odisha to the west and Bay of Bengal to the east. It is the birthplace of the great L. Harsha Vardhan

Places of Importance[edit]

  • The mountain 'Mahendragiri' is close to the village and a fort is present at the foot of the mountain. Mahendragiri is the highest mountain in South India.
  • The temple of Varaha Swamy which is located in the village attracts pilgrims and tourists.
  • The fort present in the heart of the village stands as a witness to the rich heritage of the locality.

Mandasa Palakova[edit]


Usually Kova, as we recall, is kova stamps or kova dumplings. But there is a peculiarity to Mandasa Palakova. It has a tricky taste sharing the melody in the thick liquid.

Mandasa was once the seat of the Kalinga kings who stood at the forefront of the Eastern Ghats. Since then, it has been known for making foods with different flavors. Part of it is known as the herbal medicine Palakova.

It has a history of nearly 300 years. The Eastern Ghats are home to many medicinal plants and trees. All the towers in the area carry the grazing in the hills every day, and the milk they give the herbal milk also has medicinal properties. And hence, Mandasa Kova is so famous with its healing properties.

There are about 10 families in the village who have been practicing Kova making for generations. This Kova is made with milk and sugar just like regular Kova. However it is put ready for sale before it is pastured. Makers say that, the milk ingredients would be safe by eating the Kova before being pastured.


According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Mandasa mandal is as follows:[4]

  • Total Population: 76,402 in 17,814 Households
  • Male Population: 37,368 and Female Population: 39,034
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 10,823 (Boys - 5,456 and Girls - 5,367)
  • Total Literates: 38,425


Mandasa is connected with 'Mandasa Road' railway station on Howrah-Chennai mainline in East Coast Railway, Indian Railways.


  1. ^ "Mandal wise list of villages in Srikakulam district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 8 December 2014. Retrieved 6 March 2016.
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Mandasa
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  4. ^ Mandasa mandal at Our Village