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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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Hyderabad is the capital city of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. Hyderabad metropolitan area is the sixth largest in India. Greater Hyderabad has an estimated metropolitan population of 10 million, making it an A-1 status city. Hyderabad is known for its rich history, culture and architecture representing its unique character as a meeting point for North and South India, and also its multilingual culture, both geographically and culturally.

Also known as The City of Nizams and The City of Pearls, Hyderabad is today one of the most developed cities in the country and a modern hub of information technology, ITES, and biotechnology.

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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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