Padmanabham

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Padmanabham
Neighborhood
View of Padmanabham Hillock and River Gosthani
View of Padmanabham Hillock and River Gosthani
Padmanabham is located in Andhra Pradesh
Padmanabham
Padmanabham
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Padmanabham is located in India
Padmanabham
Padmanabham
Padmanabham (India)
Coordinates: 17°59′00″N 83°20′00″E / 17.9833°N 83.3333°E / 17.9833; 83.3333Coordinates: 17°59′00″N 83°20′00″E / 17.9833°N 83.3333°E / 17.9833; 83.3333
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Visakhapatnam
Elevation 23 m (75 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Padmanabham mandal is one of the 43 mandals in Visakhapatnam District. It is under the administration of Visakhapatnam revenue division and the headquarters is located at Padmanabham. The Mandal is bounded by Bheemunipatnam, Anandapuram mandals in Visakhapatnam District and Bhogapuram mandal in Vizianagaram District.

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View from Lower Padmanabham Temple
Sri Krishna Devaraya Vijayastambha (Victory Pillar) at Potnuru in Padmanabham Mandal of Visakhapatnam District, Andhra Pradesh

There's a famous Ananta Padmanabha Swami Temple in this mandal. Before independence, this temple was allotted 3,000 acres by the Pusapati royal family of Vizianagaram and the "Raja Sagi" royal family of Pandrangi.

Geography[edit]

Padmanabham is located at 17°59′00″N 83°20′00″E / 17.9833°N 83.3333°E / 17.9833; 83.3333.[2] It has an average elevation of 23 metres (78 feet)

Battle of Padmanabham[edit]

The Battle Of Padmanabham was fought on July 9, 1794, between the British, led by Colonel Pendergast, and the kshatriya kings Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagaram kingdom and Raja Sagi Rama Chandra Raju of the Pandrangi royal family. The kings had refused to pay taxes to the British as they opposed British governance over their kingdom. Colonel Pendergast was sent by the Governor of Madras, John Andrews. Both of the kings were killed, along with 800 soldiers of Vizianagaram and Pandrangi kingdoms, allowing the British to gain full control over the kingdoms. The British were well equipped with muskets and cannons whereas the kings lacked those weapons. After the death of Pusapati China Vijaya Rama Raju, his son Pusapati Narayana Gajapathi Raju was guarded by the Raja Sagi royal family until 1796, when he was crowned king of the Vizianagaram empire.

Transport[edit]

APSRTC routes
Route Number Start End Via
700 Simhachalam Vizianagaram Adavivaram, SR Puram, Shontyam, Gidijala, Boni, Padbanabham
541P Maddilapalem Padbanabham Gurudwar, Birla Junction, NAD Kotharoad, Gopalapatnam, Vepagunta, Pendurthi, Shontyam, Gidijala, Boni

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise list of villages in Visakhapatnam district" (PDF). Chief Commissioner of Land Administration. National Informatics Centre. Archived from the original (PDF) on 19 March 2015. Retrieved 6 March 2016. 
  2. ^ Falling Rain Genomics.Padmanabham