Pamidi

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Pamidi
పామిడి : پامیڑی
Village
Pamidi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Pamidi
Pamidi
Pamidi is located in India
Pamidi
Pamidi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833Coordinates: 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Area[1]
 • Total 31.56 km2 (12.19 sq mi)
Elevation 284 m (932 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 26,886
 • Density 850/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
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Nearest city Anantapur
Vidhan Sabha constituency Guntakal
Website Pamidi website

Pamidi is a town in Anantapur district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a nagar panchayat in Pamidi mandal of Anantapur revenue division.[3][4]

Geography[edit]

Pamidi is located at 14°57′00″N 77°35′00″E / 14.9500°N 77.5833°E / 14.9500; 77.5833.[5] It has an average elevation of 284 metres (935 ft).

Demographics[edit]

As of 2011 Census of India, the town had a population of 26,886. The total population constitutes 13,583 males, 13,303 females, and 2,992 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average literacy rate is 68.0%.[3]

Etymology[edit]

Sri Bhogeshwara Swami
Sri Lakshmi Narayana Swami

The name "Pamidi" is derived from the words "Pamu Mudi" (in the Indian regional language Telugu) which means "snake knot". The name is thought to be attributed to the temple Bhogeswaraswamy Temple of Lord Shiva [The Destroyer of Evil, in the Indian mythology of the Trinity — Creator (Brahma), Proliferator (Vishnu), and Destroyer, (Shiva, aka, Eashwara, Maheshwara, etc.)], where once a snake (nagu) was found wound coiled itself to Lord Shiva's lingam in the temple. "Pamu Mudi" eventually became "Pamidi". One can find a sasan carved in a big rock in the temple, which was written in the Pali language (popular during the time of The Buddha, over 2,000 years ago) at the dedication the temple from a king to the village.

The town also had another historical temple found in excavations, the Sri Laxminaraya Swamy Temple. Its deity, Laxminarayana in the sanctum sanctorum made of monolithic rock, is an architectural wonder.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  2. ^ "Census 2011". The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, India. Retrieved 22 August 2014. 
  3. ^ a b "District Census Handbook - Anantapur" (PDF). Census of India. p. 14,222. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  4. ^ "Reconstitution of the Pamidi Mandal Praja Parishad Anantapur District". TGNNS.com. Government of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 31 October 2015. 
  5. ^ Pamidi in Fallingrain.com

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