Nandyal


Winner of General Elections 2009 in Nandyal is S.P.Y.REDDY (INC)

Updated Election Results Details of Nandyal


Candidate NamePartySymbolAddressVote
S.p.y.reddy INCHandHNO.30/726 BOMMALASATRAM NANDYAL KURNOOL DISTRICT400023
Nasyam Mohammed Farook TDPBicycleHNO.2-258A NASYAM STREET NANDYAL KURNOOL DISTRICT309176
Bhuma Venkata Nagi Reddy PRAPRailway EngineHNO.8-1-65 T.B.ROAD ALLAGADDA KURNOOL DISTRICT220829
S.mohammed Ismail BSPElephantHNO.85/165 SHAREEN NAGAR KURNOOL KURNOOL DISTRICT7611
B.v.rami Reddy INDCup & SaucerHNO.1-5-82 ALLAGADDA (VILL & MANDAL) KURNOOL DISTRICT7347
T.mahesh Naidu INDRoad RollerVANAMULAPADU VILLAGE PAGIDYALA MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT7020
Rama Jagannadha Reddy Tamidela LSPWhistleHNO.4-62 BANAGANAPALLE KURNOOL DISTRICT6988
Abdul Sattar . G BCUFCeiling FanHNO.13-153/1 COLLEGE ROAD NANDIKOTKUR KURNOOL DISTRICT6910
B.r.l.reddy INDForkHNO.2-2 VELPANUR VILLAGE VELUGODU MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT4965
Singam Venkateshwara Reddy INDCameraHNO.7-3-4 ALLAGADDA (VILL & MANDAL) KURNOOL DISTRICT3982
Pichhike Narendra Dev RKSPBalloonHNO.24/180 HARIJANAPETA NANDYAL KURNOOL DISTRICT2559
Gali Rama Subba Reddy INDDolliSINGANAPALLE VILALGE OWK MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT2530
G.balaswamy INDJugHNO.2-105 KONDAJUTURU VILLAGE PANYAM MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT2394
Vennupusa Venkateshwara Reddy INDTelevisionKANAKADRIPALLY VILLAGE KOLIMIGUNDLA MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT2264
T.srinuvasulu INDBattery TorchHNO.4-1 PEAPULLY KURNOOL DISTRICT2114
A.u.farooq INDBatsmanDUDYALA VILLAGE KOTHAPALLY MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT1703
V.seshi Reddy INDDiesel PumpHNO.4-705-A KRANTHI NAGAR NANDYAL MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT1620
B.p.kambagiri Swamy INDAlmirahHNO.2-44 CHERLOPALLY OWK MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT1479
K.arther Pancharatnam INDBasketHNO.15-94-5 SAIBABA PETA NANDIKOTKUR KURNOOL DISTRICT1228
Sadhu Veera Venkata Ramanaiah RDMPBananaHNO.4-145-1-A YRRAGUNTLA VILLAGE KURNOOL DISTRICT1048
Ambati Rameswara Reddy INDBatCHINTALAYAPALLI VILLAGE KOLIMIGUNDLA MANDAL KURNOOL DISTRICT1036
Total Votes994826


Nandyal is a city, division of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The city has a unique place in India since it is the only Parliamentary constituency which produced a President, Neelam Sanjiva Reddy and a Prime Minister, P. V. Narasimha Rao . Narasimha Rao got elected from Nandyal with the highest majority of votes in independent India and also in the world.Nandyal is major center for education, agriculture, wildlife, pilgrimage and is the most fertile land in Rayalaseema, as it is surrounded by water on four sides.

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Geography

Nandyal is located at 15°29'N 78°29'E? / ?15.48°N 78.48°E? / 15.48; 78.48[2] and has an average elevation of 203 metres (666 feet). Nandyal lies in the western part of Andhra Pradesh. This region is bounded by thick Nallamala forests. A canal from the Telugu Ganga project and SRBC canal flow near Nandyal making the land fertile. There are numerous villages surrounding the city. There is a big lake constructed during the time of the Vijayanagara Empire which serves the water needs of the town. Nandyal has a population of more than 300,000.Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Nandyal has an average literacy rate of 63%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 72%, and female literacy is 55%. In Nandyal, 13% of the population is under 6 years of age.

History

Nandyal, has centuries of rich history. Nandyal was under the rule of Sri Krishna Devaraya as a part of Vijayanagar empire for centuries.Nandyal was the native place of Pingali Suranna who was a well known poet in the court of the Vijayanagar Emperor Krishnadevaraya of the Tuluva Dynasty.Under the rule of Nandana Chakravarthi, it has been center of governance of the area. According to history the name Nandyal is derived from the word "NANDI ALAYAM"(As it is the home for 9 Nandi temples). There is also another story....Before the British entered Nandyal, it is called "NANDI HELA"(which mean a large festival for the holy Nandi,which is held in Nandyal). After that it became NANDYAL.during the British rule, many Buildings were constructed. Nandyal became a municipality in 1900. Many popular National leaders like Gandhi, Nehru, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi visited Nandyal. Many meetings and conferences were held in Nandyal during the freedom struggle.

Tourism

Temples

Nandyal is surrounded by nine temples of Lord Shiva (called Nava Nandi). Nine Temples includes Mahanandi, Shivanandi, Vishnunandi, Somanandi, PradhamaNandi, Garudanandi, Suryanandi,Krishnanandi,Omkaram. A Display Architectural Magnificence It is famous for the Mahanandishwara temple, which dates back to the early Chalukyan period. Mahanandishwara temple is dedicated to Sri Mahanandishwara (Lord Shiva).
  • Mahanandi (15 km) - Mahanandi has very interesting historical and legendary associations. Within a radius of about 15-km from Mahanandi lie nine Nandis known as "Navanandis". Mahanandi is one of the Nava Nandis.
  • The Nine Nandis - Surrounding Mahanandi within 15-km diameter range, 8 other temples of Nandi are present namely "Prathama Nandi", "Naga Nandi", "Soma Nandi", "Surya Nandi", "Shiva Nandi", "Vishnu Nandi", "Vinayaka Nandi" and "Garuda Nandi". The suggested visiting order for the Nava Nandis based on practical route is as follows - Prathama Nandi, Naga Nandi, Soma Nandi, Surya Nandi, Siva Nandi, Krishna Nandi, Garuda Nandi, Mahanandi and Vinayaka Nandi. The complete tour can be completed in half a day if one starts at 6.00 AM. Engage a diesel auto (for about INR 600) and make the tour. As the roads leading to Krishna Nandi, Siva Nandi and Surya Nandi are cart tracks, rugged at many places, a small car may not be advisable.
  1. Prathama Nandi: This Nandi is situated upon a high soil base very nearer to Nandyal railway station
  2. Naga Nandi: Naga Nandi is inside Anjaneya temple, which is located very near the Nandyal bus stand
  3. Soma Nandi: Soma Nandi is towards east of Nandyal(almost inside nandyal town), very near the upcoming jagajanani temple
  4. Surya Nandi: Surya Nandi is located on the road to Mahanandi. After about 4 miles from Nandyal look out for a sign called U.Bollavaram village and take the immediate right (identified by a arch erected on two large metal poles) and go for a kilometer to reach this temple
  5. Shiva Nandi: Approximately 13 km away from Nandyal on the road to Mahanandi look out for Thimmavaram village and take a left after this. The small road is also a bus route and twists and turns to lead you to Shiva Nandi. A beautiful, but neglected temple constructed on the Chalukya Architecture lines. Kadamala Kaluva(canal)is a landmark. the temple is in Kadamala village
  6. Vishnu(Krishna) Nandi: located on the road to Mahanandi, 2 miles before Mahanandi, take a left just adjacent to the Telugu ganga scheme canal and follow on the banks for about 4 km of rugged mud road to reach this beautifully serene temple. (proceeding further ahead and taking a left, ask for directions, one can reach Shiva nandi temple also)
  7. Garuda Nandi: When you go from Nandyal it is located just before the Mahanandi Temple after you cross the Big Nandi Statue
  8. Mahanandi Temple: beautiful temple with natural springs(pushkarini) where one should have a holy dip before entering the temple, but it is suggested to avoid holidays and festival days as the crowd is too much
  9. Vinayaka Nandi: Vinayaka Nandi is situated towards northwest of Mahanandi Temple. It is a small temple located to left of the exit Gopuram as you come out.
- The main shrine of Mahanandiswara is unique in many aspects. The shrine as well as other temples exhibits architectural splendour. The festival of Mahanandiswara is celebrated for over seven days commencing from 'Magha Bhula Chaturdasi' (February-March) and the Hindus from different parts of the country, particularly from Andhra Pradesh, Mysore and Maharashtra states, visit this place, the daily congregation being about 20,000.
  • Rudragundam: One of the remarkable features of the Mahanadishwara temple is the crystal clear water, which flows through out the year from the perennial springs. It is flushed out continuously from the Pushkarani through two exits. The Pushkarani is constructed to maintain 5ft of flowing water inside it, which facilitates a secured holy both, after which pilgrims can pay their obeisance to the Almighty. It is believed that by taking holy bath in this 'Pushkarani' all the sins of pilgrims are gone.
  • Ahobilam (40 km) - The temple at Ahobilam is dedicated to Narasimha and is well-known in the region. It is situated in a scenic forest which is a two hour drive from Nandyal. A Siva Temple is situated at Yaganti near Nandyal.
  • Yaganti (45 km) - Temple of Lord Shiva. A Beautiful place surrounded by large Rocky hills and thick forests. A must visit place in the heart of splendid nature. It will be amazing to see the temples built in the caves. This is the place, where the Legendary Veera Brahmendra Swamy wrote "THE KALAGNANAM"(The holy book with accurate future predictions and Prophecy). A large Nandi statue is present here, which is growing year by year.
  • Belum Caves (80 km) - Belum Caves is the second largest cave in Indian sub-continent and the longest caves in plains of Indian Subcontinent. Belum Caves derives its name from "Bilum" Sanskrit word for caves. In Telugu language, it is called Belum Guhalu. Belum Caves has a length of 3229 meters, making it the second largest natural caves in Indian Subcontinent. Belum Caves have long passages, spacious chambers, fresh water galleries and siphons. The caves reach its deepest point (120 feet from entrance level) at the point known as Patalganaga. Belum caves was formed due to erosion in limestone deposit in the area by Chitravati River, millions of years ago. This limestone caves was formed due to action of carbonic acid — or weakly acidic groundwater formed due to reaction between limestone and water. The carbonic acid dissolved minerals in the limestone rocks in the area. The presence of river Chitravati in area for a long period of time enable a vast labyrinth of underground cave to form. Now Chitravati River flows almost 30 km south of Belum. Belum Caves are located on a flat agricultural field in Belum Village. There are 3 well like cavities in plain agricultural fields. The central cavity is the main entrance to the caves. However, the locals report hundreds of cavities in the area. The walls of the cave are very smooth as result of erosion by river. The caves was being used to dump wastes of nearby places till 1988. The local people of nearby areas, notably Retired Additional Superintendent of Police M. Narayana Reddy, residents of Belum Village like B. Chalapathi Reddy and others followed up Government of Andhra Pradesh to develop the caves as tourist attraction. Finally their almost two decade long efforts resulted in when Government of Andhra Pradesh declaring entire area to be protected zone. Finally in the year 1999, Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation took over the task of beautifying and maintaining the caves. APTDC sanctioned Rs.75,00,000.00 to develop the caves. [2]. The caves are now managed by Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC). Andhra Pradesh Tourism Development Corporation (APTDC) has developed the pathways in around 2 km of the length of the caves, provided soft illumination and has created fresh-air-shafts in the caves. At many places inside the cave, APTDC has installed bridges, staircase, etc. for easy movement inside tha cave. It has also created a canteen, washroom and toilet facilities near the entry point. There is a giant Buddha Statue near a hillock near the Belum Caves. The area of cave known as "Meditation hall" was used by Buddhist Monks. The relics of Buddhist period were found here.
  • The Historical Church, presently is called as The Holy Cross Cathedral has celebrated its Centinary and the Gothic Strecture and the Church is the beautiful one in this District.
  • Sri Kamaeswari Devi Temple: Sri Kameshwari Devi is wife of Lord Mahanadeeshwara, and the temple of Sri Kameshwari Devi is situated south of Nandeeshwara temple. Pilgrims after finishing the holy bath at 'Rudragundam' can have the blessings of Lord Shiva and Kameswari Devi. It is believed that 'Devashilpi' (architects of 'Devas') constructed the temple of Lord Shiva. King Nandana and his ancestors performed Pujas to Lord Shiva. Sri Kameswari Devi Alayam was reconstructed in 1939. Also present in the premises is marble carved Sri Kodanda Ramalayam built in 1953. The temple has Sri Rama, Sita, Lashkmana Idols, whose beauty seems to increase when watched. One never gets satisfied, even of watching these Idols for long time.
  • Anjaneya swamy Temple: A very old temple constructed centuries ago. Located at the North Eastern part of the City and at a walkable distance from the Main Bus station. Main Idol is about 25 feet tall and is growing year by year. God here is very powerful and famous in the region. Also there are temples of Lord Rama, Navagrahas and Lord Raghavendra swamy located with in the temple.
  • Sai Baba Temple: A Large temple located in the center of the city in the N.K Road. Built with Marble and planned perfectly,it is one of the beautiful temples in the state.
  • Jagajjanani Temple: It is the second only temple in the whole world, first one being located deep in the Himalayas.It is in construction and located in the southern part of the city.
  • Boats club: Located in the outskirts of the city. A small park is constructed on the banks of the lake.

Transportation

  • Railways: Nandyal is a major railway station (Code: NDL) on the Guntur-Guntakal railway line and is administered by the Guntur division of South Central Railway. Currently 4 pairs of Express trains like Prashanthi Express, Amaravathi Express and quite a few passenger trains pass through the station. It is thus well connected to Howrah, Vishakhapatnam, Bengaluru, Bhubaneswar, Hubbali and Hyderabad via the railway. New Lines to Yerraguntla is in progress and Jadcherla are in survey. The Amaravathi express extends up to Vasco da Gama two days in a week.
Roadways: Nandyal is connected by road from almost all the parts of the state. There are frequent buses from Nandyal to Tirumala - Tirupati, Hyderabad, Kurnool,
Some Informations has been taken from Wikipedia

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