Nagalapuram

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Nagalapuram
నాగలాపురం
Village
Nagalapuram Hill Streams
Nagalapuram Hill Streams
Nagalapuram is located in Andhra Pradesh
Nagalapuram
Nagalapuram
Nagalapuram is located in India
Nagalapuram
Nagalapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°23′20″N 79°47′48″E / 13.3889°N 79.7967°E / 13.3889; 79.7967Coordinates: 13°23′20″N 79°47′48″E / 13.3889°N 79.7967°E / 13.3889; 79.7967
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Subdistrict Nagalapuram
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 11,166
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Nagalapuram is a village in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is the mandal headquarters of Nagalapuram mandal.[2] This town is home to Vedanarayana Temple, where the presiding deity Vishnu is in the form of Matsya, the first incarnation of Dasavatara. [3]

History[edit]

Nagalapuram the temple town is built at the time of Krishnadevaraya of Vijayanagara Empire regime in memory of his mother Nagala Devi. Hence, it became Sri Nagalapuram. Before the change of its name to Nagalapuram, this village was known as Harigandapuram.

Geography[edit]

Nagalapuram is located at 13°24′00″N 79°47′00″E / 13.4000°N 79.7833°E / 13.4000; 79.7833.[4] It has an average elevation of 64 meters (213 feet).

Tourism[edit]

Main entrance of the temple (renewed)

Temple reflects the vijayanagara architectural style Vedanarayana swamy idol facing west. The sanctum sanctorium has Vedanarayana swamy with his consorts sridevi and Bhoodevi on either side. This is a Matsya Avatar of Lord Vishnu first Avatar, who saved the four vedas from Somakudu and returned to Brahma. Temple brahmostavam comes on Shukla Dwadasi, Trayodasi and Chaturdasi of Phalguni masam (Telugu calendar). Temple architecture is done in such a way that during these three days, the sun rays fall on the main deity feet, navel and fore head, called as "Suriya Pooja". This remarks the start of Summer season as per the holy inscriptions available in the temple.[5]

Nagalapuram Falls

Nagalapuram Falls is a waterfall which attracts many tourists.[6]

Population[edit]

Total Number of HouseHold : 2830

Population Persons Males Females Total 11,166 5,468 5,698 In the age group 0–6 years 1,072 588 484 Scheduled Castes (SC) 4,296 2,164 2,132 Scheduled Tribes (ST) 228 118 110 Literates 7,216 3,917 3,299

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 11 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 479, 515. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  3. ^ http://www.thehindu.com/news/national/andhra-pradesh/sun-rays-enter-temple-a-day-before-surya-puja-festival/article7030615.ece
  4. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Nagalapuram
  5. ^ [1] Sri Veda Narayana Swamy Brahmotsavams in Nagalapuram From May 4 to 12
  6. ^ [2] Nagalapuram Hills: Scenic beauty by the ghats - Article in Deccan Chronicle