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Konaseema

Lush green fields of Konaseema Andhra Pradesh India
Boat in river Godavari at Kapileswarapuram

Konaseema is an area in the East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh, India, between the two branches of the Godavari river and the Bay of Bengal.

Konaseema is known for its scenic greenery and culture of hospitality.

The origin of its name may be from the Telugu word kona meaning corner, due to its triangular shape. Its northern edge is marked by the 'Gautami' branch of the Godavari river, the southern edge is marked by 'Vasistha' branch of the Godavari river and its Eastern side by the Bay of Bengal that the river flows into. Komaseema's soil is amongst the most fertile along the Coromandel Coast and it has many coconut trees, mango groves, cashews and paddy fields.

Coconuts are a major local product, but production was reduced in 1996 after a cyclone hit the area.

Culture

The festivals of Nagula Chavathi (snake worship), Siva Rathri (festival of Pre Vedic God Siva) and Bhogi (harvest festival) were traditionally important in the region. A race of Wooden elephants on wheels was popular in villages during the Bhogi-Harvest season. On Nagula Chavathi milk is poured into ant hills of snakes perhaps due to the importance of snakes for paddy fields. South Indian village deities were worshipped traditionally the chief among them being Poleramma and Nukalamma.

Tourist attractions

Light house middle of mangrove forest Andhra Pradesh India

Konaseema has lush scenery and a mangrove forest along the sea coast. In the mangrove forest there is a lighthouse reachable only by boat.

Towns

Largest town in Konaseema or headquarters of konaseema is Amalapuram. Other main villages are Tatipaka, Mamidikuduru, JaggannaPeta, Nagullanka, Mukteswaram, Razole, Kothapeta, Mummidivaram, Uppalaguptam, Katrenikona, Nagaram, Appanapalli, Ambajipeta, Komaragiripatnam, P.Gannavaram, Munganda, Challapalli,I Polavaram,Malkipuram, Sakhinetipalli .

See also

External Links

http://www.konaseematourism.com

  • The Konaseema Page


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