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ರಾಯಚೋಟಿ రాయచోటి
Rayachoti is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 14°03′30″N 78°45′06″E / 14.05833°N 78.75167°E / 14.05833; 78.75167Coordinates: 14°03′30″N 78°45′06″E / 14.05833°N 78.75167°E / 14.05833; 78.75167
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Kadapa district
 • Type Municipality
 • Body Rayachoti Municipality
 • MP P.V.Midhun Reddy
 • MLA G.Srikanth Reddy
 • Total 46.51 km2 (17.96 sq mi)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 1,18,266
 • Density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu,Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 516 269
Telephone code +91–8561
Vehicle registration AP–04
Website Rayachoti Municipality

Rayachoti is a town in Kadapa district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality in Rayachoti mandal of Kadapa revenue division.[3] It is one of the oldest town in Andhrapradesh.


Rayachoti is located at 14°03′N 78°45′E / 14.05°N 78.75°E / 14.05; 78.75. It has an average elevation of 1200 metres (3,900 feet).


As of 2011 India census,[4] Rayachoti had a population of 1,18,266. Males constitute 50.9% of the population and females 49.1%. Rayachoti has an average literacy rate of 61.6%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 51%. In Rayachoti, 18% of the population is under six years of age.

  • H.M.Degree College
  • VR High School
  • VR CBSE School
  • Government Degree College
  • Government Urdu Junior College For Girls
  • Government High School
  • Zilla Parishad High School
  • Sri Sai Institute of Technology and Science
  • Raju High School
  • Raju Junior college
  • SDHR Degree college
  • C R Reddy Degree college
  • sri sai sandeep high school & junior college


The Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation operates bus services from Rayachoti bus station.[5] It is well connected to tirupati by 100 km.and chitoor by 111 km and madhanapalli by 75 km.it is connected to Banglore by 180 km and Chennai by 240 km.and state capital Amaravathi by 429 km.


Old name or historical name of rayachoti is "rachaveedu(rajaveedu)" a kannada name..means capital of king. The Veerabhadra swamy temple itself is 1100-years old.It is a wonder in the temple that the rays of Sun fall on Lord Veerabadra for five days in the month of March. The rays fall on the feet of the Lord on the first day and go upward each day and touch the face on the fifth day. It is said that the great King Krishnadevaraya used to camp at Rayachoti whenever he visited Srivari temple at Tirupati. In old Rayachoti near the river to the west of the town is a stone very conspicuously set up, with a Tamil inscription dated S.S. I155 which corresponds to A.D. 1233. It records a grant to a temple by a certain king, but none of the names given can be identified with any place in the vicinity. The king is called Nissankapratapa Raya, lord of Karkatapura. Another inscription of the same date at Abbavaram, a village included in the Rayachoti constituency, mentions the name of another king, Thomba, who was 'first ruling from Kalukatayapuram and then Marujavaduyandapuram his capital.' It is probable that Karkatapura and Kalukatayapuram refer to the same place and it is possible that Thomba who 'was first ruling' there was expelled there from by Nissankapratapa who calls himself 'lord of Karkatapura.' It is not known to Rayachoti what dynasties these kings or chiefs belonged.

Located in the bank of the mandavya river in ,RAYACHOTI city ,Andhra Pradesh bhadrakalisameta virabhadrasvami famous as Dakshina Kashi temple.This ancient temple is famous for the shrine of Veerashaiva. Apart from state, being the familydeity to preview Veerabhadra svami devotees come from the neighbouring states of Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra.There is also a tradition of the Muslims as well as Hindus worship Veerabhadra as familydiety..In Swamivari brahmotsavalu people of all religion participate beyond caste and religion.For instance, you can specify the traditions as religious tollerence .

Brief About Shahi Jamia Masjid, Rayachoti

The Shahi Jamia Masjid (Pathar Masjid) Rayachoti Town, Kadapa YSR Dis. (A.P) most probably the Jamia Masjid constructed in the era of Adil Shahi Anarchism.

In the year 1862 ie, 03-04-1862 by the name Murgappa Chetty (King/Landlord) donated 21.65 acers of land to the Pathar Masjid (Jamia Masjid) land / property once donated it will be remain Wakf till the Dooms Day so it is nothing but God’s property / Baitulmal


  1. ^ "Basic Information of Municipality". Commissioner & Director of Municipal Administration. Municipal Administration & Urban Development Department, Govt. of Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 19 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Census of India Search details". censusindia.gov.in. Retrieved 10 May 2015. 
  3. ^ "Revenue Divisions and Mandals". Official website of YSR Kadapa District. National Informatics Centre- Kadapa, Andhra Pradesh. Retrieved 23 May 2015. 
  4. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2004-06-16. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  5. ^ "Bus Stations in Districts". Andhra Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation. Retrieved 9 March 2016.