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Alamelu Mangapuram
Census Town
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Tiruchanur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates: 13°36′28.15″N 79°27′4.17″E / 13.6078194°N 79.4511583°E / 13.6078194; 79.4511583Coordinates: 13°36′28.15″N 79°27′4.17″E / 13.6078194°N 79.4511583°E / 13.6078194; 79.4511583
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Chittoor
 • Type Panchayati raj
 • Body Tiruchanur gram panchayat
 • Total 6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation[3] 17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total 22,963
 • Density 3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Tiruchanur (also known as Alamelu Mangapuram) is a census town in Chittoor district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[2] It is the mandal headquarters of Tirupati (rural) mandal.[4] It forms a part of Tirupati urban agglomeration.[2]:20 The town is a religious destination for Hindu pilgrims due to the presence of Padmavathi Temple.


It is originally called as AlaruMeluManga Puram as we see from Thousands of Inscriptions in and around Tirupathi, much later corrupted to Alamelu Mangapuram Hence, it got the name as Alamelu Mangapuram.[5]


Tiruchanoor formed a part of Tiruvenkatam under the rule of Pallavas and was a part of Rajendra Cholamandalam, under the Cholas.[citation needed].


Alamelu mangapuram is located about 4 km from Tirupati central bus station and Tirupati Main. Tiruchanur provides rail connectivity and is one of the satellite railway station for Tirupati,[6] which is under process of upgradation to a B category station.[7]


The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[8][9]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Kolakaluru Village Panchayat". National Panchayat Portal. Retrieved 6 May 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d "District Census Handbook – Guntur" (PDF). Census of India. The Registrar General & Census Commissioner. pp. 19,226. Retrieved 13 May 2016. 
  3. ^ "Maps, Weather, and Airports for Tiruchanur, India". fallingrain.com. 
  4. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 451, 510. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  5. ^ "Google book-Core of Karnatic Music, meaning of alamelu in Telugu". 
  6. ^ "Sixth platform works begin in Tirupati railway station". The Hans India. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  7. ^ "Tiruchanur zooms into big league". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 July 2017. 
  8. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016. 
  9. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Retrieved 7 November 2016.