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Gargeyapuram

Gargeyapuram
గార్గేయపురం Gargeyapuram
village
Gargeyapuram
Gargeyapuram
Location in Andhra Pradesh, India

Coordinates: 15°46′47″N 78°08′44″E / 15.7796°N 78.1456°E / 15.7796; 78.1456Coordinates: 15°46′47″N 78°08′44″E / 15.7796°N 78.1456°E / 15.7796; 78.1456

Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
District Kurnool
Population (2009)
 • Total 7,228
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Gargeyapuram is a village in Kurnool district, AP, India located at . It is 12 kilometers from Kurnool city towards Srisailam. One can reach the village only by road.

History

Before independence, this village used to be called as GadideMadugu. After some years, this village was called as GaliGopuram and also GadidhaMalla. Later on it is named as Gargeyapuram. The name Gargeyapuram is came to this village from a pilgrim, Gargeya Maharshi,who done meditation (tapassu) in this village during his journey to Srisailam.

Gargeyapuram is a very big village which is having population of 7,228 as on 2009. Male population is 3,714 and female is 3,514. The literates are 49% and illiterates are 51%. Until 2008, this village was under Kurnool Assembly constituency and from 2009 this village was moved to Kodumur assembly constituency.When comes to parliamentary elections it is under Kurnool parliamentary constituency.

Religion

Similar to our country, Gargeyapuram have all kinds (religions) of people like Hindus, Muslims and Christians. The majority of people here are Hindus and the second majority are Muslims and Third majority are Reddys.There are so many backwards class sub-castes exist in this village like Golla, Chakali, Mangali, Kummari, Kammari, Telaga, Ediga, Boya, Pinjari, Kuruva, Darji, and others. famous in pedda banda,pelli gundu and also speacks nallabanda

Festivals

All festivals that are celebrated across state are celebrated here. The festival specific to this village is Gargeyapuram Thirunala, celebrated every year around December.

Cultivation

The main source of income for this village is cultivation. Tobacco is the main crop for the farmers here. For the last 20 or more years, they have been heavily dependant on Tobacco because it does not require much water. There is a lot of demand for Tobacco in this village and business people from Calcutta, SriLanka comes here to buy Tobacco. The crops like Sunflower, Groundnut, Red Gram, Bengal Gram, Corn, Sorghum and etc. are other choice here. Apart from regular crops, people here are also cultivate vegetables in all seasons. Tomato, Chilli, Brinjal, Lady finger are some of the vegetables cultivates here.

Education

In early days, there is no higher education available in Gargeyapuram until 1960. Before 1960's, people can only have education up to 5th standard, MPP School. In 1960's, ZP High School was established in the village to provide education up to 10th class. Later so many schools were established in the village. Some of them are, Ushodaya Residential School (up to 10th & hostel facility also),Joythi Public School(1st to 5th), Govt Urdu School (1st to 5th class), Mariya Nilayam (1st to 5th class), and others.

Industries

There are some industries planted here around the Gargeyapuram village. The main industries are Spun Pipes industries, Flower forms, Egg industries, Leather industry, Beedi industries and Tobacco industries. Three Spun pipe factories were planted in the village in last 20 years.Tobacco industry is a huge business here in the village.

Forest

In last 10 years, government has taken action to grow forest near Gargeyapuram. The forest is located between the village, KC Canal and the Lake. During the last 10 years, forest is become large and government left some animals in to that forest.

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