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Andhra Pradesh (Telugu: ఆంధ్ర ప్రదేశ్ About this sound Andhra.ogg ) or AP, the "Rice Bowl of India", is a state in southern India. It lies between 12°41' and 22°N latitude and 77° and 84°40'E longitude, and is bordered by Telangana to the west and north west, Chhattisgarh to the north and Orissa in the north east, the Bay of Bengal in the East, Tamil Nadu to the south and Karnataka to the south west and west.United Andhra Pradesh was the 4th largest state in India by area and population. It is the largest and most populous state in Southern India. The state is crossed by two major rivers, the Godavari and the Krishna. Historically this land was known as Andhrapatha, Andhra Desa, Andhra-avani, Andhra-mandalamu, Andhra-vishaya, etc.

An Andhra Kingdom was mentioned in the Sanskrit epics such as Aitareya Brahmana and Mahabharata. Inscriptional evidence showed that there was a kingdom in coastal Andhra ruled by Kuberaka with Pratipalapura (Bhattiprolu) as his capital in 5th century BCE. This probably was the oldest known kingdom in Southern India. Around the same time Dhanyakatakam/Dharanikota (present day Amaravati) seemed to be a very important place. According to Taranatha: On the full moon of the month Chaitra in the year following his enlightenment, at the great stupa of Dhanyakataka, the Buddha emanated the mandala of "The Glorious Lunar Mansions" (Kalachakra). The Mauryans extended their rule over Andhra in 4th century BCE. With the fall of the Mauryan Empire Andhra Satavahanas became independent in 3rd century BCE. After the decline of the Satavahanas in 220 CE, Ikshvaku dynasty, Pallavas, Vishnukundinas, Ananda Gotrikas and Cholas ruled the Telugu land.

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Bommarillu (Telugu: బొమ్మరిల్లు, English: A dollhouse) (About this sound pronunciation ) is a 2006 Telugu musical romance film directed and co-written by Bhaskar, and produced by Dil Raju. The two leading roles were played by Siddharth Narayan and Genelia D'Souza; the other two significant parts, the parents of one of the leading characters, were played by Prakash Raj and Jayasudha, prominent actors from the south Indian film industry. Following the film's box office success it was remade as the successful Tamil film, Santosh Subramaniam. The film primarily revolves around the relationship between a father and son, in which the father's excessive concern for his son, and interference in his life, has led to the latter feeling some bitterness towards his overbearing father. The son's choices and his desire to achieve something in life are continually overruled by the decisions forced on him by his father. The father's justification is his vision of building a dream house – Bommarillu. With his marriage impending, the son breaks his shackles of respect for his father and goes on to experience a newly found independence. The film concludes with the father's repentance for his foolishness and the happy marriage of the protagonists.The film opened to Indian audiences on 9 August 2006. On its way to winning accolades and rave reviews, the film went on to win the South Filmfare Awards among other prominent awards. The film's success broke several records at the box office during its prime.

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Lord Rama in Tirumala

Idols of Lord Rama (center), his wife Sita (left) and brother Lakshmana (right) during the Vasanthotsavam festival in Tirumala Venkateswara Temple.

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References

  1. ^ "Indiramma Kalalu, Amma Hastam". Information And Public Relations , Government Of Andhra Pradesh. 
  2. ^ "Intermediate First year Results". Information And Public Relations , Government Of Andhra Pradesh. 

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