Narayanavanam

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Narayanavanam
city
Narayanavanam is located in Andhra Pradesh
Narayanavanam
Narayanavanam
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°25′N 79°35′E / 13.42°N 79.58°E / 13.42; 79.58Coordinates: 13°25′N 79°35′E / 13.42°N 79.58°E / 13.42; 79.58
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
Government
 • TDP THALARI ADHITHYA
Elevation 122 m (400 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 10,965
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 517581
Telephone code 08577

Narayanavanam is a census town and mandal headquarters in Chittoor district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Geography[edit]

Narayanavanam is located at 13°25′N 79°35′E / 13.42°N 79.58°E / 13.42; 79.58.[1] It has an average elevation of 122 metres (400 feet).

Narayanavanam is just 35 km away from Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India and 95 km away from Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India. It is just 5 km away from Puttur, point of departure for buses to the temple town Narayanavanam. From Narayanavanam you can go to Kailasa Kona Falls.

Demographics[edit]

As of 2001 India census,[2] Narayanavanam had a population of 10,965. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Narayanavanam has an average literacy rate of 72%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 80%, and female literacy is 63%. In Narayanavanam, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History[edit]

At one time Narayanavanam was the Capital of the Karvetinagar Suryavanshi Raja's. Within Narayanavanam and its surroundings mountains up to Puttur, there are some ancient statues known as Akasha Maharaju Kota. This fort is located behind the Avanakshi Amma temple.

Narayanavanam is also famous for manufacturing lungis, shirts, Churidhars and for handlooms.

It is also considered a holy city because of the presence of Sri Padmavathi Sametha Kalyana Venkateswara Swamy Temple (Maintained by Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams (TTD). According to local legend, it is where lord Venkateswara Swamy married goddess Padmavati. King Akasaraju had a son and daughter. The daughter’s name was Sri Padmavati, who fell in love with Lord Venkateswara Swamy and was married to him. As the marriage took place in Narayanavaram, Padmavathi’s brother build two Temples; one is here, another in Tirumala to commemorate this occasion. It is one of the few temples where we can see both Venkateswara Swamy along with Padmavathi Devi in one temple complex. Other popular temples in Narayanavaram are:

  1. Maintained by TTD:
    1. Sri Parasareswar Swamy Temple
    2. Sri Veerabhadra Swamy Temple
    3. Sri Sakthi Vinayaka Temple (Now under Baalaalayam for re-construction of the temple by TTD)
    4. Sri Agastheswara Swamy Temple
    5. Sri Avanakshi Ammavari Temple
    6. Sri Prasanna Anjineya Swamy temple
  2. Maintained by the villages
    1. Sri Bhavanarushi Swamy Temple
    2. Sri Vignesvara Temple
    3. Sri Renuka Ammavaari Temple
    4. Sri Veeraraghava Swamy Temple
  3. Private
    1. Lord Narasimha Swami in Singiri Perumal Kona
    2. Padma Sarovaram (Pushkarini)
    3. Sri Sorakayala Swamy Temple

Connectivity[edit]

Nearest railway station is Puttur (5 km). Puttur is well Connected by trains and buses with many Indian cities like Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore, Hospet, Mysore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Tirupati, Vellore etc. Buses, plying from Chennai to Tirupati, pass through Narayanavanam (or through bypass) narayanavanam is the one of the famouos for handloom service and have a good transport service example navata

Tourism nearby[edit]

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