9 Things You Probably Did Not Know About Guntur District!
Guntur for the history, culture and the people that it packs always manages to stay in the news. The most recent being a part of this district being named the capital city of the new state of Andhra Pradesh. While it does indeed need to be in focus for that reason, there are a whole bunch of things about that left us amazed. These were what we found.
1. Amaravathi, that has been in the news for being the capital city of the new Andhra Pradesh, has more to it. Amaravati has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.
Source: Auro Works
2. Guntur was originally mentioned in the Vedic scriptures around the Treta Yuga by the name of Sitapuram. Its oldest historic mention was around 500 BC.
Brahmi Script in Guntur
3. Guntur District is home to the second oldest evidence of human habitation in India, in the form of Palaeolithic (old stone age) implements.
4. Who doesn’t know Tenali Ramakrishna?! Guess where he’s from? Yep, he’s from Guntur too. Now you see, where all the vetakaaram comes from?
5. In India, maximum chillies are produced in Andhra Pradesh, of which Guntur district stands to be the highest in production. Its chillies are exported all around the world to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Middle East, South Korea, U.K. and USA & Latin America.
Source: Source: Wikipedia
6. The famous battle of Palnadu which is enshrined in legend and literature as Palnati Yuddham was fought in Guntur district in 1180 CE.
Nayakuralu Nagamma of Palnati Yuddham
7. The Undavalli Caves, a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient Vishwakarma Sthapathis, are located in Undavalli of Guntur district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
8. Kotappakonda is a holy hill, situated in Guntur district, Andhra Pradesh, India. It is famous for the temple of Lord Siva which is constructed on it with a stairway of about 1000 steps. Legend says that you won’t find crows in this place.
Source: The Hindu
9. Pierre Jules César Janssen, a French astronomer was partly credited with discovering the element helium, based on the observations he made when he was in Guntur in 1868.
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