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Kanigiri is a town and a Mandal in Prakasam districtmarker in the state of Andhra Pradeshmarker in Indiamarker.

History

Kanigiri(Rockcity) is a moderate sized town and it is famous in history as the capital of the kingdom once ruled by king Katama Raju . There are some historical monuments in the hill. These monuments include fort, wells at lodurgam and chennamukkabai (which is a well with seven wells depth constructed by katam raju). The only way through which we can reach lodurgam is by walk which is very risky. The surroundings of it are really beautiful. Sivalayam constructed by the king katam raju is located on the hill.

Mosques

  • Big Mosque (at11th ward)
  • Small Mosque (at ongole bus stand)
  • Bilal Mosque
  • Ali Mosque
  • Usman Mosque


Temples

  • Srivenkateswara Swami Devalayam (awesome temple...)
  • Ayappa Swami Devalayam(ramappa temple old name)
  • Sivalayam
  • Sri VasaviKanyaka parameswari Tempel
  • Haranadh Baba Temple
  • Kanaka Durga Temple
  • Geeta Mandiram
  • Sri Sai Baba Temple
  • Anjaneya Swami Temple
  • Ramalayam Temple
  • Ganpathi Devalayam
  • Bramham Gari Temple
  • kasinayana Temple
  • Sri RamaKrishna Paramahamsa Dhyana Mandiram (near Mukku Kasi reddy Nagar)
  • Kanigiri Durgam Baptist Church (KDBC)-A big and beautiful church is located in the centre of the town. The church was estd. in the year 1888. It is one of the centre of attractions in kanigiri.


Geography

Kanigiri is located at . It has an average elevation of 101 metres (334 feet).

  1. Climate
  2. Water


Kanigiri is near to coast. Most of the year, the weather remains hot .

Flourine content is more in the water of kanigiri so the chances of flourosis occurence is more.Earlier people over there used to depend on monsoon rains for drinking water. But now Nagarjuna Sagar water is reaching the town through a plant constructed near to Doruvu in kanigiri.

Transportation

There is no railway line in Kanigiri, but it is well connected by road to all other major and small cities in Andhra Pradesh as well as other capitals like Chennai and Banglore. Generally people use APSRTC buses for transportation. Currently only one private bus operator 'Raja Travels' is operating a bus to Hyderbad. The nearest railway line is Singarayakonda which is about 62 km far and Ongole which is about 78 km far. It is better to choose Ongole station, because,most of the Trains have a stop in Ongole. Nearest airport is Vijayawada airport which is about 200km far and other one is Chennai airport which is about 350 km far. The Kanigiri Bus Depot is one of the most profitable depots in AP as there is no railway facility and there are no depots in pamur, CS puram, Duthaluru, Vinjamuru, SR puram etc(other places in Prakasam District).

Education

In Prakasam dist, kanigiri(Rock city) is well known for basic education (up to 10th and Inter). There are some famous private schools and intermediate colleges. Many software engineers came from kanigiri are working in different cities of India as well as in other countries like USA, UK, etc.

In Prakasam district, there are many famous engineering colleges like 'SSN Engg college', 'Rao& Naidu Engg college', 'M.L.Engg college','QIS College of Engg & Technology' and 'Prakasam Engg College' etc. Prakasam Engineering College Management is establishing a new engineering college 'RISE Prakasam School of Technology and Sciences' on National Highway very near to ONGOLE, situated around 40 acres of land near to the PACE engineering college which is going to be started from the academic year 2009-2010. All these Engineering colleges are nearer to Kanigiri.

Recently, A.B.R engineering college is Established in the outskirts of Kanigiri

List of institutions :
  • Brother's High School ,near post office.
  • A.B.R. B.Ed College
  • Govt.Degree College
  • Govt.Jr.College
  • G.C&Y.P.N Degree College (Founded by Y.Subbarao)
  • Alpha Degree College(Founded by lawyer Malakonda Reddy)
  • M.S.R.Girls Jr.College
  • M.N.M Jr.College
  • Sri Sai Jr.College (formly known as CLN residential jr college (Founded by BV Nagaraju), Now it is called as Sadhana Jr. college)
  • Netagi Jr.College
  • Basavatarakam Memorial I.T.C college
  • A.B.M High School
  • L.M.K.High School
  • M.S.R Girls High School
  • Govt.Model High School
  • Pragathi Vidhaya Nilayam
  • Dr.Ambedkar Distance Degree College
  • Nagarjuna University Distance Degree College
  • Rama krishna vidya peetham(founded by Laxmaiya sir)
  • Ratnam Public School
  • Vivekanda Vidya Vihar (Founded by Y.Rambabu&y.yogulu)
  • Alpha Public School(Founded by lawyer Malakonda Reddy)
  • A.B.R engineering college, near Chinnairlapadu, Kanigiri.


List of Theatres

  • Venkateswara Mahal
  • Srinivasa Mahal
  • Sai Baba Mahal ( at present not working )
  • Sudarshan theatre ( this is under repair. In coming days this theartre will be D.T.S and 70 M.M screen)


Politics

Kanigiri is an assembly constituency in Andhra Pradesh. There are 2,04,800 registered voters in Kanigiri constituency as on Jan 1st 2009.

List of Elected Members:

  • 1973 - Sura Papi Reddy
  • 1978 - Butalapalli Ramasubba Reddy
  • puli venkatareddy -- central minister for labour from 1980-82 in Indira gandhi govt
  • 1983, 1985 and 1994 - Mukku Kasi Reddy
  • 1989, 1999 and 2004 - Erigineni Thirupathi Naidu
  • 2009 - Dr. Mukku Ugra Narasimha Reddy.
List of anjuman islamia committe presidents:

  • 1990 - Al-haji,sk basheer
  • 1992 - Al-haji,SAK.jeelani
  • 2006 - Al-haji,sk.zamsheer ahamed
  • 2007 - sk.gafoor.


List of surpuntch:
  • 1984 - V V Kondaiah
  • 1992 - Devaki Krishnamurthy
  • 2002 - VV. Manohar rao(Chiranjeevi)
  • 2006 - sk. Nayab rasool
  • 2007 - Devaki Lalitha kumari


Notable People



References

  1. Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Kanigiri
  2. Election Commission of India.APAssembly results.1978-2004



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