14 Facts We Should Know About The Region With Rich Cultural Heritage – Guntur

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Guntur is the place where there is a perfect blend of a developing Urban culture and a traditional Rural culture. This district has a lot of interesting history and modern techniques for its development that always makes this place interesting. Here are some facts that make us proud of this region.

1. Amaravati is a place located near to Guntur city where there is one among seventeen (in the world) Buddha stupas.

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2. Amaravati is now in news for being the new capital city. Amaravati has been chosen as one of the heritage cities for HRIDAY – Heritage City Development and Augmentation Yojana scheme of Government of India.

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3. The chilli yard located in Guntur city is the 2nd biggest in Asia.

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4. This region is famous for the Kalachakra ceremony performed by Buddha himself.

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5. In Sanskrit, Guntur was called Garthapuri.

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6. Guntur District is home to the second oldest evidence of human habitation in India, in the form of Palaeolithic (old stone age) implements.

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7. Dharanikota (Guntur) is the capital for Vijayanagara rulers.

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8. The second poet of the “Trinity of Poets” that translated Mahabharatam into Telugu over a period of centuries, Tikkana Somayaji belongs to Guntur.

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9. Tenali Ramakrishnan is also from this area. Well, we all know him, right.

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10. It is known as the educational capital of Andhra Pradesh.

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11. Mica was first discovered around 2200 years ago in the Guntur region, believed to be by the Great Philosopher Acharya Nagarjuna.

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12. The only Indian family on the great ship, Titanic was from Guntur.

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13. There is a bird sanctuary named Uppalapadu birds’ sanctuary near to Guntur city where the vast number of species of pelicans and various birds come from Australia, Siberia.

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14. The ‘Agasthyeswara Shivalayam’ in the old city of Guntur is an ancient temple for Shiva.

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