Pithapuram

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Pitapuram is a city and a municipality in East Godavari district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Pithapuram railway station is on the Chennai-Howrah Railway line. Pithapuram is famous for its Ancient Hindu temples. Pithapuram was previously known as Puruhothika puram (పురుహూతికా పురం) and later known as Pithikapuram (పీఠికా పురం). Pithapuram is also known as Dakshina Kasi.

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[edit] Geography

Pithapuram is located at 17.1167° N 82.2667° E.It has an average elevataion of 10 meters (36 feet).

[edit] Demographics

As of 2001 India censusGRIndia, Pitapuram had a population of 50,301. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Pitapuram has an average literacy rate of 61%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 66%, and female literacy is 57%. In Pitapuram, 11% of the population is under 6 years of age.

[edit] Background

Pithapuram is home to a dynasty. The Pithapuram Kings ruled the area for long. They established the Pithapuram Raja Government Degree College in Kakinada. These Kings also gave lands to the missionaries for the establishment of a century old humanitarian hospital (Christian Medical Centre).

Missionaries of the Canadian Baptist Mission established their medical enterprise here in the form of the famed hospital Christian Medical Centre. CMC, Pithapuram was known for its quick and healing touch since the eighteenth century.

[edit] Cinema theaters

  • Rama Theater
  • Satya Theater ( AC)
  • Purna Theater DTS Dolby
  • Anna Purna Theater DTS Surround
  • Sivadurga Theater
  • Venkateswara Theater
  • Sougandh Theater

[edit] How to get there

Located 20 km from Kakinada and 50 km from Rajahmundry, it is considered to be one of the 18 Saktipithas in India. It is famous for the temples of Kukkuteswara Swamy, Kunthimadhava Swamy and Puruhutika Devi, built here during the 10th century A.D.

By bus: Pithapuram is located 20 km from Kakinada and 50 km from Rajahmundry

By train: Pithapuram is 50 km from Rajahmundry Railway station and 142 km from Visakhapatnam railway station.

By air: Visakhapatnam, Rajamundry and Hyderabad Airports.

[edit] Post Office

Two Post Offices are there.

  • Chinna Post Office
  • Pedda Post Office

[edit] Degree colleges under Andhra University

  • Surya Raya Degree College

[edit] Intermediate colleges in Pithapuram

  • Anjana Junior College
  • Priyadarshini Junior College
  • R.R.B.H.R. GOVT. JR. College

[edit] Temples

  • Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple - The most famous temple at Pithapuram is that of Lord Shiva. Lord Shiva is known as Kukkuteshwara Swamy here. He is in the shape of Cock. The consort of Kukkuteshwara Swamy is known as Raja Rajeswari. There is the temple of Puruhutika Devi inside the campus of this temple. It is one of the Asta Dasa Shakti Pithas. Maha Shivaratri, Sarannavarathri and Kaartika Masam are the main festivals celebrated at this temple.
  • Venu Gopala Swamy temple
  • Kunthi Madhava Swami temple - It is the one of the pancha madava skathra
  • Sripada Vallabha Anagha Datta Kshethram (Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram)
  • Daththaatherya Temple
  • Nukalamma Temple (Grama Devatha)
  • Kukka Pamu Gudi ( Seethayyagari thota)
  • Ramakovela (Mangayamma Rao Peta)
  • Venkateswaraswami Temple (near Kukkuteshwara Swamy temple)
  • Kothi Gudi (near market)
  • Sanyasiralla Gudi (near market)
  • Vinayakudi Gudi (near Kota gummam)
  • Sai baba Gudi (near Chinna Post Office)
  • Gali gangalamma temple (near old bus stand)
  • Puruhutika ammavaru (near old bus stand )

[edit] Churches

  • Andhra Baptist Church
  • Bethesda Baptist Church
  • New Song Community Church (El-Shaddai Ministries)
  • Chapel in the Christian Medical Centre
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church

[edit] Cricket grounds

  • RRBHR Cricket Ground
  • Rajugari Kota
  • Dulla Santa

[edit] See Also

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List of Mandals in East Godavari District

AddateegalaAinavilliAlamuruAllavaramAmalapuramAmbajipetaAnaparthiAtreyapuramBandarulankaBiccavoluDevipatnamGandepalleGangavaram (East Godavari District)GokavaramGollaproluI PolavaramJaggampetaKadiamKajuluruKakinada (Rural)Kakunada (Urban)KapileswarapuramKarapaKatrenikonaKirlampudiKorukondaKotananduruKothapalliKothapetaMalikipuramMamidikuduruMandapetaMaredumilliMummidivaramP GannavaramPamarruPedapudiPeddapuramPithapuramPrathipaduRajahmundry(Rural)Rajahmundry(Urban)RajanagaramRajavommangiRamachandrapuram (East Godavari District)RampachodavaramRangampetaRavulapalemRayavaramRazoleSakhinetipalleSamalkotaSankhavaramSeethanagaramThallarevuThondangiTuniUppalaguptamY RamavaramYeleswaram


Districts Of Andhra Pradesh

Adilabad DistrictAnantapur DistrictChittoor DistrictKadapa District (Cuddapah) • East Godavari DistrictGuntur DistrictHyderabad District (India)Karimnagar DistrictKhammam DistrictKrishna DistrictKurnool DistrictMahbubnagar DistrictMedak DistrictNalgonda DistrictNellore DistrictNizamabad DistrictPrakasam DistrictRanga Reddy DistrictSrikakulam DistrictVisakhapatnam DistrictVizianagaram DistrictWarangal DistrictWest Godavari District





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