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View of Padmanabham Hillock and River Gosthani
View of Padmanabham Hillock and River Gosthani
Padmanabham is located in Andhra Pradesh
Padmanabham is located in India
Location in Andhra Pradesh, 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)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Padmanabham is a village and mandal in the Visakhapatnam district of Andhra Pradesh, India.[1]

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

There is a famous Ananta Padmanabha Swami Temple on this hill; before independence, this temple was allotted 3000 acres by the Pusapati royal family of Vizianagaram nandRajaSagi royal family of Pandrangi.


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 meters (78 feet).

Battle of padmanabham[edit]

The Battle of Padmanabham was fought on July 9, 1794 AD, between the British, led by Colonel Pendergast, and the Kshatriya Kings(Lineage of "Pusapati" Surname with "Gajapati" title) named Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju of Vizianagaram kingdom and RajaSagi Rama Chandra Raju of Pandrangi Royal family because they have refused to pay taxes to the British as they opposed British governance over their kingdom. This opposition had been going on after their grandfather's time. Colonel Pendergast was sent by the Governor of Madras, John Andrews. Pusapati China Vijaya Rama Raju along with RajaSagi Gopala Narasa Raju (Younger brother of Raja Sagi Rama Chandra Raju) and Raja Sagi Rama Chandra Raju was also Brother-in-Law or Shadrakulu in Telugu for the Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju. Both the Kings (Pusapati Vijaya Rama Gajapathi Raju and RajaSagi Gopala Narasa Raju) were amongst the 800 soldiers of Vizianagaram and Pandrangi kingdoms who lost their lives in the war, allowing the British to gain full control over the kingdoms. The battle lasted only for a day as the British were better equipped with rifles and cannons whereas the kings lacked those weapons. After the death of Pusapati China Vijaya Rama Raju in 1794, his son Pusapati Narayana Gajapathi Raju was guarded by RajaSagi Royal family till 1796, when Narayana Gajapathi Raju was crowned king of Vizianagaram empire. After being crowned, he showed his appreciation to RajaSagi royal family for their support and sacrifice by granting the Estates of Mokasas of 'Kota Uratla/Thangedu' along with Visakhapatnam to RajaSagi Rama Chandra Raju. Sagi Rama Chandra Raju had attained the title of Raja in 1778 after he was gifted a 101 doors mega fort in Pandrangi Village in Padmanabham Mandal. From 1796 onwards the Raja title became a part of the family name and he and his heirs have been referred to as the house of Raja-Sagi.This "RajaSagi" family was also one of the descendants of ancient "Chagi Dynasty".[3][4][5][6]

Later from this "Raja Sagi" family of Pandrangi Village, Raja Sagi Padmanabha Raju served 27 years as Samithi President for Bheemili who is instrumental in getting Beach road which is connecting RK beach and Bheemili. His elder son Raja Sagi Suryanarayana Raju (RDSSN Raju) won as MLA in 1972 from Bheemili. He also served as Correspondent & Treasurer for Mansas Trust for 18 years. Mansas trust consists of 16 educational institutions including engineering college, BED college, law college, MBA college, junior colleges, English & Telugu medium schools. Padmanabha Raju younger son Raja Sagi Appala Narasimha Raju won as MLA from Bheemili in 1985, 1989, 1994 and 1999. Also served as Excise minister in NT Rama Rao cabinet. He also served as Zonal chairman for APSRTC, Chairman for AP Assembly estimates committee, Chairman for AP Assembly library committee, Director of AP Tourism, Secretary for State Telugu Desam Party (TDP)[7]


  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
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  4. ^ Book named SRI ANDHRA KSHATRIYA VAMSARATNAKARAM - Page No.s: 642 & 643 about RAJA SAGI Family in Pandrangi Village, Padmanabham Mandal, Visakhapatnam District, and was Written & Published by Mr. Sri Buddharaju Varahalaraju in 1980. Based on this reference and also according to the history,the above article about RAJA SAGI Family and Padmanabham in this page were written. - Raja Sagi Sri Harsha Varma
  5. ^ Historical Sketches of Ancient Dekhan By Kandadai Vaidyanatha Subrahmanya Aiyer [1]
  6. ^ Andhra Between the Empires. Y. Sudershan Rao Suleka Publishers, Hanamankonda 1991 pg 7
  7. ^ Election Commission of India.A.P.Assembly results.1978-2004