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Chippagiri

Chippagiri
చిప్పగిరి
Chippigiri
mandal
Chippagiri
Chippagiri
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°14′00″N 77°19′00″E / 15.2333°N 77.3167°E / 15.2333; 77.3167Coordinates: 15°14′00″N 77°19′00″E / 15.2333°N 77.3167°E / 15.2333; 77.3167

Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Elevation 445 m (1,460 ft)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Chippagiri is a mandal in Kurnool district of Andhra Pradesh, India. There is a granite hillock on the northern side of the town. Utilising the granite a cluster of temples, in the Vijayanagara Style of Architecture was built. Hence the place was known as Shilpagiir; Hillock of art and architecture. Its corrupt form is Chipagiri. There is a well with granite stone boundaries. That is misused and put disuse. It goes dry after the rainy season.

It is twenty km from Alur and 7 km from Guntkal Railway station/bus stand. Dasappa was prompted in his dreams by Purandadas,the founder of the Dasa Pantha; A tradition of rendering impromptu philosophical verses and singing them all along to the tune of a Thamburi. These verses are known as Keeerthans. Dasappa became Vijaya Dasa (1682-1755). He was the 5th in the line of the Haridasas. His verses end with the epithet; Vijaya Vitthala and his Aradhana i.e. death anniversary is observed on Karthika suddha dashami.( November - December). Tenth in the line is the disciple of Vijayadasa,[1] Mohana Dasa (1728 - 1751) whose Keerthanas' epithet is Mohana Vitthala and his Aradhana is observed on Jestha Suddha Shasti. There is a cluster of temples of Vijayanagara style of Architecture, dedicated to different deities. Telugu and Kannada are the languages spoken here.

Geography

Chippigiri is located at 15°14′00″N 77°19′00″E / 15.2333°N 77.3167°E / 15.2333; 77.3167. It has an average elevation of 445 meters (1463 feet). Average annual rian fall is 20" to 30". Black cotton soil; groundnut and jowar are the main crops. Deer, hares and peacocks are found on the roadside and agricultural lands throughout the year.

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