Tiruchanur

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Tiruchanur
Alamelu Mangapuram
Census Town
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Tiruchanur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tiruchanur
Tiruchanur
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
CountryIndia
StateAndhra Pradesh
DistrictChittoor
Government[1]
 • TypePanchayati raj
 • BodyTiruchanur gram panchayat
Area[2]
 • Total6.85 km2 (2.64 sq mi)
Elevation[3]17 m (56 ft)
Population (2011)[2]
 • Total22,963
 • Density3,400/km2 (8,700/sq mi)
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)

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.[5]

Etymology[edit]

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.[6]

History[edit]

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

Transport[edit]

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,[7] which is under process of upgradation to a B category station.[8]

Education[edit]

The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government, aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of the state.[9][10]

See also[edit]

References[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. ^ "Tiruchanur Sri Padmavathi Ammavaru Temple Kumkumarchana Timings". Tirumala Tirupati Online. Tirumala Tirupati Online. Retrieved 18 August 2018.
  6. ^ "Google book-Core of Karnatic Music, meaning of alamelu in Telugu".
  7. ^ "Sixth platform works begin in Tirupati railway station". The Hans India. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  8. ^ "Tiruchanur zooms into big league". The Hindu. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  9. ^ "School Education Department" (PDF). School Education Department, Government of Andhra Pradesh. Archived from the original (PDF) on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.
  10. ^ "The Department of School Education - Official AP State Government Portal | AP State Portal". www.ap.gov.in. Archived from the original on 7 November 2016. Retrieved 7 November 2016.