Place:Gudur, Andhra Pradesh, India

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NameGudur
Alt namesGūdūrsource: Rand McNally Atlas (1994) I-66
TypeCity or town
Coordinates14.167°N 79.85°E
Located inAndhra Pradesh, India
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Gudur is the second largest town and municipality in Nellore District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. Gudur is the largest division in Nellore and a very old municipality. The mica belt around Gudur is considered the 2nd largest in the country. The mica deposits are located in a 1000sq.km. area surrounding Gudur.

History

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The roots of the town began during the Chola Dynasty. It is believed that Cholas constructed Alaganatha Swamy temple. Later the town developed around this temple. It is the largest temple in Gudur. The Satavahanas, Cholas, Pallavas, Telugu Cholas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara kings, and Golkonda Nawabs ruled this area. The town is also linked with the history of Venkatagiri (ruled by the Yachendra family), which is close by, 42 km from Gudur.

The Three Crowned Kings (Tamil: மூவேந்தர், Mūvēntar), refers to the triumvirate of Chola, Chera and Pandya who dominated politics of the ancient Tamil country, Tamilakam, which was made up of the regions of Chola Nadu, Chera Nadu and Pandya Nadu. The Pallavas found no mention as indigenous rulers as they are an offshoot of the other kingdoms. The earliest Tamil literature which throws light on a region associated with the Pallavas is Ahananuru which locates two Tiriyans — the elder Tiriyan in Gudur, Nellore district, with a kingdom extending to Tirupati or Thiruvengadam; and the younger Tiriyan whose capital was Kanchipuram.[3]

Shridi Sai baba Temple, Narasingarao pet, Gudur, is an old temple, constructed at 1938, constructed upon the advice of baba.

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