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This article is about a village in Telangana. For other places of this name, see Parnasala (disambiguation).
village of historical importance
Parnasala is located in Telangana
Parnasala is located in India
Coordinates: 17°55′55″N 80°53′46″E / 17.932°N 80.896°E / 17.932; 80.896Coordinates: 17°55′55″N 80°53′46″E / 17.932°N 80.896°E / 17.932; 80.896
Country India
State Telangana
District Khammam
Elevation 55 m (180 ft)
Population (2001)
 • Total 513
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TS
Godavari river at Parnasala

Parnasala (Telugu: పర్ణశాల) is a village in the Dummugudem mandal in the Khammam district of Telangana, India.[1] The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam.


Parnasala is located at 17°55′55″N 80°53′45″E / 17.93194°N 80.89583°E / 17.93194; 80.89583[2] and has an average elevation of 55 metres (183 ft).


According to the 2001 Indian census, the demographic details of Parnasala village are as follows:[3]

  • Total population: 513 in 116 households
  • Male population: 253
  • Female population: 260
  • Children under 6 years of age: 51 (boys - 23 and girls - 28)
  • Total literates: 429


According to legend, it is said the "Lord Sri Rama "spent some of the 14 years of exile at this location. The locals believe that Sita, the beloved consort of "Lord Sri Rama" bathed in the stream here and dried her clothes on "Radhagutta" where the imprints are seen even today. The demon king "Ravana" parked his Pushpaka on the hillock on the opposite side of the river and abducted her. An earthen ditch reportedly caused when Ravana removed earth to carry off Sita to Lanka can be seen here. Another Hindu myth names Parnashala as the location where Rama killed Maricha, who came in disguise of a golden deer to deceive Sita.