World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article


Article Id: WHEBN0011150440
Reproduction Date:

Title: Chippagiri  
Author: World Heritage Encyclopedia
Language: English
Subject: Kurnool district
Publisher: World Heritage Encyclopedia


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)
 • 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.


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.


External links

  • MSN Map

This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.