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Tiruchanur

Tiruchanur
తిరుచానూరు
Alamelu Mangapuram
Census Town
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Padmavathi Ammavari Temple
Tiruchanur is located in Andhra Pradesh
Tiruchanur
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India
Coordinates:
Country India
State Andhra Pradesh
Region Rayalaseema
District Chittoor
Mandal Tirupati (rural)
Languages
 • 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. It is the mandal headquarters of Tirupati (rural) mandal.[1] It is a part of Tirupati metropolitan area.[2] The Town is famous for Sri Padmavathi Ammavari Temple.

Contents

  • Etymology 1
  • History 2
  • Transport 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5

Etymology

Alamelu Manga in Telugu language translates as Goddess Lakshmi, who is the main deity of the Alamelu manga Temple which is located here. Hence, it got the name as Alamelu Mangapuram.[3]

History

Tiruchanoor formed a part of Tiruvenkatam under the rule of Pallavas and was a part of Rajendra Cholamandalam, under the Cholas. Alamelu Mangapuram is home to the temple of Sri Alamelu (Padmavati), consort of Lord Venkateshwara. It is believed that the Goddess Lakshmi was born as Alamelu to Akasha Raja, the ruler of this region, and wed Venkateshwara of Tirupati. Goddess Lakshmi gave darshan to Lord Venkateswara on a red Lotus flower (Padma in Sanskrit) at Alamelu mangapuram after his deep penance for twelve years.

Transport

Alamelu mangapuram is located about 4 km from Tirupati central bus station and Tirupati Main.

References

  1. ^ "Chittoor District Mandals" (PDF). Census of India. pp. 451,510. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 
  2. ^ Rural Housing Report for Financial year 2011-2012
  3. ^ "Tamil - English Dictionary". Tamil Dictionary. Retrieved 19 June 2015. 

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