Parigi, Anantapur

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Parigi
పరిగి
ಪರಿಗಿ
Village and Mandal
Parigi is located in Andhra Pradesh
Parigi
Parigi
Parigi is located in India
Parigi
Parigi
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°54′25″N 77°27′26″E / 13.9069°N 77.4572°E / 13.9069; 77.4572Coordinates: 13°54′25″N 77°27′26″E / 13.9069°N 77.4572°E / 13.9069; 77.4572
Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Anantapur
Talukas Parigi
Elevation 624 m (2,047 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 52,852
Languages
 • Official Telugu
 • UnOfficial Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Parigi (Telugu: పరిగి) (Kannada: ಪರಿಗಿ)is a village and a mandal in Anantapur district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.[1]

Demographics[edit]

According to Indian census, 2001, the demographic details of Parigi mandal is as follows:[2]

  • Total Population: 52,852 in 11,187 Households
  • Male Population: 27,287 and Female Population: 25,565
  • Children Under 6-years of age: 7,339 (Boys - 3,816 and Girls - 3,523)
  • Total Literates: 25,650

Geography[edit]

Parigi is located at 13°54′25″N 77°27′26″E / 13.9069°N 77.4572°E / 13.9069; 77.4572.[3] It has an average elevation of 624 metres (2050 ft).

Parigi is a Mandal in Andhra Pradesh and is the headquarters for a few villages around it. It is around 8 Kilometers from Hindupur and 35 kilometers from Lepakshi. 350 Years ago its name was Bhanupuri Kota. Parigi cheruvu (an irrigation tank) is one of the biggest irrigation tanks in the Anantapur district.

Parigi is on the border of Karnataka is 5 km to Karnataka on the north and south and it is a 40 minute drive to Pavagada Taluk (Known for the Shaneshwara Temple) in the Tumkur district of Karnataka.

Research is being done to know historical significance by reading ancient inscriptions found surroundings of parigi village near pannadamma temple of parigi village, and a copper plate document of Adhembhatta a purohit of Penukonda. Those three copper plates are now in Chennai Museum. According to the research, The inscription is in Sanskrit, the script employed being old Telugu- Kannada. The inscription translated to English is as follows "The Western Ganga King Madhava Mahadhiraja II, alias Simhavarman, gave sixty-five paddy fields, sowable with twenty five khandukas of paddy, below the big tank of Paruvi(old name of Parigi 200AD-1400AD) in "Paruvi Vishaya", to a Brahman named Kumarasarma of the vatsa gotra. The grant was made on the full-moon day in the month of Chaitra (lunar). No further deailts regarding the date are given. This Madhava Mahadhiraja is stated to have been installed on the throne, by the Pallava King Skandavarma Maharaja and Aryavarman, father of Madhava, was installed on the throne, by Simhavarma Maharaja, lord of the Pallava family. These plates are very important as there is mention of two contemporaneous Pallava Kings. Skandavarman appears to have been the son of Simhavarman and is supposed to have ruled during latter part of the 5th Century AD. The plates must therefore have been issued at the beginning of the 6th Century AD.

Features[edit]

The primary vocation in this area is farming and the village has an irrigation tank which serves as the water source for all the farmers. The tank acts as a catchment area during the monsoons.

There is an Elementary, Primary and High school constructed and run by the government which provides education to the local children and the language of instruction is Telugu. There are two other private schools which cater to some of the more economically strong class and the language of instruction is English.

There is a Government Primary Health Care Center and also private clinics.

The village has six temples Sri Venkateshwara Temple, Sri. Anjaneya Swamy Temple, and one outside the village which is Pannadamma (Devi) Temple. These temples are old and date back to few hundred years. No history is available as to the construction date. Recently build temples Eshwara Temple, Beerappa Temple, Shiridi Sai Baba Temple.

Most of the temples are destroyed by the treasure hunters.

This area has been designated as a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) by the government of Andhra Pradesh and hence the people are expecting to see more growth in the coming years.

Panchayats[edit]

The following is the list of village panchayats in Parigi mandal: Beechiganipalli, Honnampalli, Kodigenahalli, Moda (puttagurla palli), P.Narasapuram, Parigi, Pydeti, Shasanakota, Seegipalli, Sirekolam(Dhanapuram), Srirangarajupalli, Utakur, Vittapalli Yerragunta and Boreddipalli

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