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Munganda is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 16°35′54″N 81°55′07″E / 16.598204°N 81.918674°E / 16.598204; 81.918674Coordinates: 16°35′54″N 81°55′07″E / 16.598204°N 81.918674°E / 16.598204; 81.918674
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Konaseema
District East Godavari district
 • Total 5.39 km2 (2.08 sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 533214

Munganda is a village in Konaseema, East Godavari District, Andhra Pradesh. Munganda's etymology goes far with originally called as Muni-khanda Agraharam (the land of sages). The village is the home of many people who are the progenies of the great families like Pinninty,Goda, Nadiminti, Cherukuri, Bhamidi, Vedanabhatla, Chelluri, Godavarthi, Jaggubhatla, Khandavilli, Korada, Komali, Kuchi, Mahidhara, Manda, Nemani, Pulya, Saraswathula, Simhambhatla, Susarla, Upadrashta, Vedanabhatla etc..This village was the residence of the great Vedic scholars like Pulya Umamahesawara Sastry (Abhinava Pandita Raya, Vaiyyakarana Kesari - 10 titles twice Rastrapathi awardee), Sri Bhamidi Umamaheswaraavadhani, who is known as Abhinava Potanamatya, an extraordinary person in drawing skill, Avadhana, Dr Khandavalli Venkatrama Dixitulu, who has initiated a lot of developmental activities for both in devotional and educational institutions being a leading donar, Sri Khandavalli Suryanarayana garu who is awarded as Abhinava Vyasa, Sri Khandavilli Jagannadham garu, Sri Chelluri Bhasara Rama Sastry garu (Chelluri Bhaskaram garu), Sri Susarla Sri Ramamurthygaru, Sri Susarla Saambaavadhanulu, Sri Mukkamala Venkaih garu, Sri Suryanarayana garu and still it is. From Vedic studies, the patriarch of Mahidhara Family, Mahidhara Suryanarayana garu, pioneered his progenies to transition into higher University education in the late 1930s and led the way for other families. Every year the Ganesh Chaturdhi and the Devi Navaratrulu are celebrated with great pomp and show over here. One of the great thing during this time would be great vedic scholars reciting all the vedas in different pathas. The village dates back to early 14th century. Kesava Bhattu, the grand father of the great poet scholar Jagannadha Panditha Rayalu (Refer to separate Wikipedia Page: Jagannadha Panditha Rayalu) was said to have pleased Sri Krishna Deva Raya of Vijayanagara with his prowess in Literature and Kuchipudi Dance and received Agraharam “Munganda”as a present.[1]

This village comes under the P.Gannavaram mandal and is on the Ambajipeta−Razole main road. Munganda has a planned village layout – all streets are parallel to each other. Main streets are Sankhyana Raja Veedhi, Pothanamatya Veedhi, Red-Cross Veedhi, Dravilla Veedhi, Ganapathy Mandiram Veedhi, Kalidasa Veedhi, In Raja Veedhi Junction (in the middle of the road between Munganda manchineella Cheruvu and Muleswara Swamy temple). Munganda is a planned village with Sri Srikhakollu Ramaih Pradhamika Paathasala (Primary School), Sri Penumaarathi Venktramaiah Parishath High School (PVRPH School), Dr K V R Dixitulu Junior Kalasala and so many private and Government Schools in its Educational Chain. Sri Jagannadha Pandita Raaya Vignana kendram is a central library is an open library for all people, and daily each and every villager will go there and read at least daily paper and the books. This village is having the ancien history and so many Scholars in Sanskrit in all Vedas were present in the Olden days. This village is located 59 km towards the south from District headquarters Kakinada 4 km from P. Gannavaram.220  km from Andhra State capital Amaravati.

Telugu is spoken in Muganda. The population 5,470 - 2,711 male and 2,759 female, there are 1313 dwellings. The total area is 539 hectares.


  1. ^ "Munganda Pincode". Retrieved 2014-02-28.