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INFORMATION ABOUT NELLORE

Nellore City is situated on the south bank of Pennar River. It lies in the southern part of the Andhra Pradesh State. It is at a distance of 175-km from Chennai and is the headquarters of the district.There are many places of historical importance, the Ranganayakula Temple on the bank of the river Penna, the udayagiri fort, the Narasimha Konda, Penchala kona, venkatagiri fort, Mypadu beach, the Krishnapatnam port etc.

NELLORE HISTORY

Nellore once known as Vikramasimhapuri has a prominent place in the history of India. Culturally, Nellore city stands unique among the other citys of Andhra Pradesh as it is the place where the greatest of the Telugu poets, Tikkana Somayaji, translated the Mahabharata into Telugu, lived. Even the first Poetess Molla was born in this place. World famous Lord Talpagiri Ranganathaswami has chosen this Nellore and He lives in the temple near the river Penna.

NELLORE TOURISM

    The Places of Interest and Sight Seeing

  • Ranganadha Swamy Temple : Nellore-More than 600 years old, this temple is situated on the banks of the river Pennar and is marked by a huge 29 m tall Galigopuram with seven gold kalasams and its architectural splendour. The annual Rath Yathra of the God is a much awaited ritual in Nellore.


  • Jonnavada Kamakshamma temple :Situated 8 KM from nellore, this temple is a famous siva temple with kamakshamma and vinayaka and subrahmanyeswar swamy.


  • Narasimha Swami Temple :situated 13kms from nellore, is situated on top of the Narasimha Konda. It is also called Veda Giri. It is believed that the Lord Venkateshwara had set his holy feet on top of the hill. It is also believed that great Saints performed Yagas and other spirutual rituals on top of the hill.


  • Sri Raja Rajeshwari Ammavari Devasthanam :Nellore- Sri Arul Jyoti Nataraja Murthy Swamy of Sri Arul Jyoti Nataraja Murthy Swamy Ashram Pitadhipathi wished to have a temple for Sri Devi. In 1968 Sri Ratna Swamy Mudiliar built this temple. Every year, the Dussehra festival is celebrated with great pomposity.


  • Sri Venugopala Swamy Devasthanam, Moolapet, Nellore-Built in 1883 :The presiding deity of the temple is Sri Rukmini Satyabhama Sametha Sri Venugopala Swamy. The idols are in black ... Sivalayam, Moolapet, Nellore is also one of the Oldest temple in Nellore. The Shivrathri celebrations in the temple are worth mentioning. The huge Ganesha idol in front of the temple is probably the biggest in the region.


  • The Irukalala Parameswari Temple : is located just after moolapet on the way to Jonnavada. This Goddess is the Gramadevatha of Nellore. Special rituals are performed here on every Friday and Sunday.


  • Golagamudi Venkayya Swamy Temple :located at less than 20km from Nellore town is very famous one.


  • PenchalaKona Narasimha Swamy Temple :is also very famous which usually visited by more number of people.


  • Udayagiri Fort :Located 96 km from Nellore, is the site of a mighty fortress built by the Vijayanagar Kings in the 14th century. A towering peak can be seen here.


  • Venkatagiri Fort :Located 70 km from Nellore, is a fortress built by the Venkatagiri Rajas


  • Muthayalamma Devasthanam :It is in East kanupur and it is 40 km from nellore. It is most popular in Nellore and also in A.P. Its very Traditional & its very powerful goddess "muthyalamma".in that village one festival is there named "MUTHYALAMMA JATHARA"Its very popular in A.P.And also its very famous for chennai people. Every year its coming in the month of March. In that time R.T.C will arrange special buses for that festival.if u see the festival in that time its very traditional & they will do in different way its very good.

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