Peddapuram is a town in the
District of Andhra Pradesh
in South India. The town also forms a part of Godavari Urban
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Peddapuram is located at 17°05′N 82°08′E / 17.08°N
82.13°E / 17.08; 82.13. It has an average elevation of
35 metres (114 feet)
As of 2011[update] Census of India, the town had a population of
49,477. The total population constitute, 24,334 males, 25,143 females
and 4,912 children, in the age group of 0–6 years. The average
literacy rate stands at 76.14% with 33,930 literates, higher than the
national average of 73.00%.
Peddapuram is founded by Isukapalli Pedda Paatrudu. For 300
years the estate of
Peddapuram was ruled by Vatsavai Jagapati
Maharaja’s . The dynasty was started by Sri Raja Vatsavai
Chaturbhuja Timma Jagapati Bahadur . The fort of
Peddapuram was built
by him. He ruled the estate from 1555 to 1607. After his demise, his
son Raya Jagapati followed by his children Timma Jagapati and
Balabhadra Jagapati ruled the
Peddapuram Estate. From 1791 to 1804 the
estate was ruled by Sri Vatsavai Raya Jagapati. One of the princes of
this dynasty was separated from here and started ruling an independent
kingdom named as Kottam estate of
East Godavari near Rowtulapudi-kota
nandur, and their generation never came back—they settled
there—and they ruled until the end of the princely states.
By the time of 1785 the
Peddapuram Estate extended from Totapalli to
Nagaram encompassing 585 villages and towns. During the British rule,
Sri Raya Jagapati was chosen to take over the estate in 1802. After
Sri Raya Jagapati’s death, the three wives, Lakshmi Narasayyamma,
Bucchi Seetayyamma and Bucchi Bangaramma, ruled the estate in
succession. Raya Jagapati's widow Bucchi Seetayyamma, ruled from
1828-1835. She founded two trusts for the poor, one in
another in Kattipudi in East Godavari. Even today the poor are fed for
free twice a day.
With no heir, the estate was briefly ruled by Sri Suryanarayana
Jagapati Bahadur until 1847, when it was taken over completely by the
India Company and made the town a revenue division and
built the Munsif court.
The Vatsavai Maharajas patronized poets such as Enugula Lakshmana Kavi
and Vedula Satyanarayana Sastri .
Pandavula Metta is located in
Peddapuram and has a mythical history.
You can find some ancient caves with the supposed footprints of Bhima
(Pandavas). For more details on the history of Pandavula Metta visit
the link:  test
Portico of an old house in
Peddapuram municipality was established in 1915 and became the second
oldest municipality after
Bheemunipatnam in Andhra Pradesh. Initially
the British appointed Sri V. K. Anantakrishna Ayyar followed by Sri
Abhinava Patnayak and Sri Pingali Krishnarao. Sri Goli Pedda Kondayya
was the first one direct elected as Chairman of the municipality.
The first school was established here in Peddapuram in 1891 by
Andhra Evangelical Lutheran Church Society which also had
boarding facilities. Among the eminent personalities who studied in
this school include
Marampudi Joji and M. Victor Paul.
The primary and secondary school education is imparted by government,
aided and private schools, under the School Education Department of
the state. The medium of instruction followed by different
schools are English, Telugu.
Research Station which does
Research on Ragi and
Tapioca and is affiliated to Acharya N. G. Ranga Agricultural
University. Sri Veerraju High School is one of the oldest school which
is imparting Elementary and High school education to many students
without any profit motive. S.R.V.B.S.J.B. M.R. College,which is
completed 50 years and Golden jubilee celebrated on 4th February'18 by
it's old students association, considered a very prestigious college,
was established in 1967 by Sri S.B.P.B.K.Satyanarayana Rao, then Zilla
Parishad chairman as the founder president in memory of Maharani of
Peddapuram Kings Srimati Raja Vatsavayi Bucchi
Sitayamma Jagapati Bahadur.
In order to provide good quality modern education to the talented
children predominantly from the rural areas, without regard to their
family socio-economic conditions, the Government of
Navodaya Vidyalayas, on an average, one in each district of the
country during the 7th Five Year Plan period and
selected to establish Navodaya Vidyalaya. Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya.
Anjali Devi (Telugu actress)
Shahukaru Janaki (Telugu actress)
Eswari Rao (Telugu actress)
Vedula Satya Narayana Sastri. (Poet)
Enugu Lakshmana kavi (Poet)
Pampana Surya Narayana ( Poet & Critic)
Josyula Krishna Babu( Poet & Writer)
Esalapu Surya Rao ( Leftist , Poet )
Challa ViswaNatham ( Leftist , Poet )
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Indian Buddhist caves
Pandavula Metta Caves
Lomas Rishi Cave
Junagadh Buddhist Cave Groups
Bava Pyara caves
Kadia Dungar caves
Badami cave temples
Pandava caves Mangalore
Gandhi Sagar Sanctuary
Binnayaga Buddhist caves
Hathiagor Buddhist Caves
Cave Temples of Mahabalipuram
East Godavari district