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  ?Machilipatnam
Andhra Pradesh • India
Coordinates: 16°10′N 81°08′E / 16.17, 81.13
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Area
Elevation
26.67 km² (10 sq mi)
• 14 m (46 ft)
District(s) Krishna
Population
Density
183,370 (2001)
• 6,875 /km² (17,806 /sq mi)
MP[1] Badiga Ramakrishna
Codes
Pincode
Telephone
Vehicle

• 521001,521002,521003
• +91-08672
• AP-16

Coordinates: 16°10′N 81°08′E / 16.17, 81.13 Machilipatnam (Telugu:మచిలిపట్నం) pronunciation  is a city and a special grade municipality in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. The town existed since 3rd century BC (Satavahana period) when it was known as 'Maisolos' (Ptolemy) and as 'Masalia' (Periplus).[2] Flourishing sea trade was carried out from Masula port. The port is located on the southeastern or Coromandel Coast of India. Situated on one of the mouths of the river Krishna at the Bay of Bengal, Machilipatnam is the administrative centre of Krishna District in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It was a 17th century port for French, British and Dutch trade. It has a medium fishing harbour which can accommodate 350 fishing vessels; has a carpet-weaving industry; other products include rice, oilseeds and scientific instruments. This town is a railway terminus and an educational centre. Andhra redirects here. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Image File history File links India_Andhra_Pradesh_locator_map. ... Image File history File links Locator_Dot. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... Location of Mirzapur and the 82. ... The geography of India is diverse, with landscape ranging from snow-capped mountain ranges to deserts, plains, rainforests, hills, and plateaus. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... The divisions of a district. ... , Krishna District is a district of Indias Andhra Pradesh state. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... 2001 is a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and also: The International Year of the Volunteer The United Nations Year of Dialogue Among Civilizations Events January January 1 - A black monolith measuring approximately nine feet tall appears in Seattles Magnuson Park, placed by an anonymous... A Member of Parliament, or MP, is a representative elected by the voters to a parliament. ... Example of a PIN: The PIN code of Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh A Postal Index Number or PIN or Pincode is the post office numbering or post code system used by the Indian Postal Service. ... For the past decade or so, telecommunication activities have gained momentum in India. ... Licence plates on the back of a taxi in Kolkata. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... Telugu redirects here. ... Image File history File links Machilipatnam. ... A municipality is an administrative entity composed of a clearly defined territory and its population and commonly referring to a city, town, or village, or a small grouping of them. ... , Krishna District is a district of Indias Andhra Pradesh state. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... Andhra redirects here. ... The Sātavāhanas (Marathi:सातवाहन Telugu:సాతవాహనులు), also known as the Andhras, were a dynasty which ruled from Junnar, Pune over Southern and Central India starting from around 230 BCE. Although there is some controversy about when the dynasty came to an end, the most liberal estimates suggest that it lasted... This article is about the geographer, mathematician and astronomer Ptolemy. ... A periplus in the ancient navigation of Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans is a manuscript document that lists in order the ports and coastal landmarks, with approximate distances between, that the captain of a vessel could expect to find along a shore. ... Districts along the Coromandel Coast Map of the coast (French) The Coromandel Coast is the name given to the southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula. ... The Krishna River is one of the longest rivers of India (about 900 km in length). ... Look up Bay of Bengal in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... , Krishna District is a district of Indias Andhra Pradesh state. ... India is a federal republic comprising twenty-eight states and seven union territories. ... Andhra redirects here. ... For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ...


Machilipatnam is known for its Kalamkari textiles and paintings created using vegetable dyes. As a kalam (pen) is used in the technique of painting, it was named "Kalamkari Painting". During the 17th century, western traders were attracted by this art. A kalamkari representing two Indian dancers. ...


The city is also well-known for its sweet dish called Bandar Laddu.[3][4][5]


The Andhra Pradesh coast between Ongole and Machilipatnam is most vulnerable to high surges due to cyclones. Andhra Cyclone of 14-20 November, 1977 that crossed the coast near Nizampatnam took a toll of about 10,000 lives. As the storm approached the coast, gale winds reaching 200 km/h lashed Prakasam, Guntur, Krishna, East Godavari and West Godavari districts. Storm surge, 5 meters high, inundated Krishna estuary and the coast south of Machilipatnam. The 2004 Tsunami affected many fishing villages around Machilipatnam. The Government and the NGOs are involved in rebuilding and reconstruction of the devastated villages. This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... Nizampatnam, also known as Petapolly, is a seaport city in Andhra Pradesh state of southern India. ... Prakasam is an administrative district in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. ... This article is about a city in India. ... This article is about the Hindu deity. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Map showing West Godavari district West Godavari (పశ్చిమ గోదావరి) is a district in Andhra Pradesh in India. ... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... -1... NGO is an abbreviation or code for: Non-governmental organization Nagoya Airport (IATA code) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ...

Contents

History

Masulipatnam and Cambay by Sinnappah Arasaratnam & Aniruddha Ray

Machilipatnam was a flourishing seaport on the east coast during the time of the Satavahanas. Periplus mentioned that a great quantity of muslins are made in Masalia. The word 'muslin' originated from the name 'Masalia'. In the 17th century CE, the port was a centre of French, British and Dutch trade. It is one of the earliest known British settlements in the subcontinent of India, its importance being due to the fact that it was the major port of Golconda kingdom. It was the British East India Company's first trading post on the Coromandel coast. An agency was established there in 1611 CE. During the wars of the Carnatic, the English were temporarily expelled from the town, which was held by the French for some years. In 1759 CE the town and fort were captured by Colonel Forde, an achievement followed by the acquisition of the Northern Circars (q.v.). In 1864 a great storm-wave swept over the entire town and is said to have destroyed 30,000 lives. Image File history File links Masulaandcambay. ... Image File history File links Masulaandcambay. ... Approximate extent of the Satavahana Empire, circa 150 CE. The Sātavāhanas, also known as the Andhras, were a dynasty which ruled in Southern and Central India starting from around 230 BCE. Although there is some controversy about when the dynasty came to an end, the most liberal estimates... A periplus in the ancient navigation of Phoenicians, Greeks, and Romans is a manuscript document that lists in order the ports and coastal landmarks, with approximate distances between, that the captain of a vessel could expect to find along a shore. ... Golconda is a ruined city and fortress 11 km west of the city of Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh state, India. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... Districts along the Coromandel Coast Map of the coast (French) The Coromandel Coast is the name given to the southeastern coast of the Indian peninsula. ...


Machilipatnam is well known for its Kalamkari painting. The art flourished during the reign of Qutub Shahis. Weavers form a large portion of the inhabitants, though their trade has greatly declined since the beginning of the 19th century. Their operations, besides weaving, include printing, bleaching, washing and dressing. In former days the chintzes of Masulipatam had a great reputation abroad for the freshness and permanency of their dyes. The Qutb Shahi dynasty (whose members were also called the Qutub Shahis) was the ruling family of the kingdom of Golconda in southern India. ...


The port is only a roadstead, where vessels anchor 5 m. out. A branch line from Vijayawada on the Southern Mahratta railway was opened in 1908. The port of Machilipatnam today is in desperate need for modernization. It has not seen any ships in the last decade. In its heyday, the port used to handle export of different items weighing more than 2.7 lakh tonnes and imports of 37,000 tonnes. It used to export Iron Ore to Japan. Much needs to be done to bring the city back to its glory.[6] In January 2006, Government of Andhra Pradesh revealed plans for reviving the Machilipatnam port at a cost of Rs. 1200 crores. It has allocated 6000 acres (24 km²) of land for the project.[7] , Vijayawada ( ) (విజయవాడ) literally translates to The Place of Victory. It is also known as Bezawada. ... Andhra redirects here. ...

Site of the old port at Machilipatnam

'Masulipatnam and Cambay', a book by Sinnappah Arasaratnam and Aniruddha Ray, published by Munshiram Manoharlal, talks about the pre-colonial history of the two port towns, Masulipatnam and Cambay. It was published in India in 1994. Image File history File links Masulaport. ... Image File history File links Masulaport. ... Cambay, also known as Khambhat, is a town in Gujarat state, India. ...

See also: Nawab of Masulipatam

Nawabs of Masulipatam ruled under the Nizam. ...

Geography

Machilipatnam is located at 16.17° N 81.13° E[8] on the southeast coast of India and in the east corner of Andhra Pradesh. The city has an average elevation of 14 meters (45 feet). The metre, or meter (symbol: m) is the SI base unit of length. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ...


Climate

A couple rebuilds their hut, after damage by a cyclone
A family waits to be evacuated outside their half-submerged hut in Machilipatnam

Machilipatnam gets annual rainfall due to the southwest monsoon. The climate is tropical in nature with hot summers and moderate winters. The hottest months are between April and June. The average normal rainfall in the district is 102 cm. Image File history File links Masulacyclone1. ... Image File history File links Masulacyclone1. ... Image File history File links Masulacyclone2. ... Image File history File links Masulacyclone2. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ...


Machilipatnam is frequently hit by cyclones due to low pressure created by the southwest monsoon. On 8 December 2004, a high capacity S-Band Doppler radar meant for cyclone warning was installed, commissioned and made operational at the city.[9] It was purchased from a German manufacturer, Gematronik. This article is about the meteorological phenomenon. ... For other uses, see Monsoon (disambiguation). ...


With the installation of the radar, the state will be better equipped to track down cyclones by the onset of monsoon, according to an official from the State Met Office talking to the The Hindu newspaper. This facility will monitor 960 km long coastline of the state.[10] For followers of Hinduism, see Hindu. ...


The radar's information is posted real-time on the Indian Meteorological Department website. Similar radars were installed in other coastal cities forming a S-Band Cyclone Detection Radar Network.[11] IMD logo The India Meteorological Department is a government of India organisation that is responsible for meteorological observations, weather forecasts, detecting earthquakes etc. ...


Layout

For administrative purposes, Machilipatnam falls into Bandar revenue division of the Krishna District. It is a special grade municipality with 34 panchayats and 28 villages. The city area covers an area of 27 kilometres (10 miles). , Krishna District is a district of Indias Andhra Pradesh state. ... // The Panchayat (पंचायत in Devanagiri) is an Indian political system that groups five villages in a quincunx (four peripheral villages around a central one were laid out as the 5 side of a die). ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ...


Administration

It is governed by the Collector and the District Magistrate of the Krishna district. The District Collector is a Central Indian Government appointee who is in charge of the governance of a district in a state. ... , Krishna District is a district of Indias Andhra Pradesh state. ...


Economy

Machilipatnam has many small scale industries.

    • Fashion Gold (also called rolled gold or gold covering) ornaments are made here. Famous gold covering companies are National gold, Uma gold, HemaSri Gold Covering Works, Raja gold, Fancy gold, Mohan gold, Yasasvi gold, etc. are among the leading manufacturers of fashion gold in Machilipatnam.
    • Agriculture is the most important occupation, paddy being the main food crop produced.
    • Bharat Electronics Limited (BEL), a unit of the Union Defence Ministry, of Government of India, has a manufacturing unit here.[12] BEL is involved in design, development and manufacture of sophisticated, state-of-the art electronic equipments that are used by Indian Defence Services and para military organisations.
    • CINEMA A Movie in Olden days was decided if it's hit or flop based on the first show at Machilipatnam. MAchilipatnam public used to judge a movie so correctly. There are many theatres in City of Machilipatnam. And some of the best theatre till date are Venkateswara DTS & Ramsanthi DTS, Ramaraju DTS, siri Krishna DTS, Siri Venkat DTS and Siri Vinayak DTS etc.,

Apart from government employment, the gold covering industry is a major employer providing jobs to thousands of skilled and unskilled labor. For other uses, see Rice (disambiguation). ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... Judiciary Supreme Court of India Chief Justice of India High Courts District Courts Elections Political Parties Local & State Govt. ...


Arts and Crafts

Kalamkari spread, block-printed and mordant-dyed cotton (Kalamkari) from Machilipatnam. This spread, in the Muslim style, was used for gatherings such as community dinners.

The Kalamkari fabrics of Machilipatnam and Kalahasti, with their intricate designs, are used in clothing and wall hangings. Kalamkari refers to dye-painted cloths and the technique used to create them. Their name derives from kalam, the Persian word for a pen-like tool used to draw outlines on the cloth, and kari (work). Fabrics are outlined with a cotton-tipped bamboo stick and dyed in vegetable or mineral colours. The process involves washing, rinsing, soaking and bleaching muslin, and applying mordants and dyes using natural substances like indigo for blue, madder for red, mango bark and dried myrobalan fruit for yellow, palm sugar and rusted iron for black. The dyeing process is very elaborate and can take several days to complete. While some pieces are hand-drawn, large canvas and sheets are block-printed. Kalahasti is noted for its wall hangings depicting mythological tales and characters, while Machilipatnam for the block-painted large prints used for sarees. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,816 × 2,112 pixels, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution‎ (2,816 × 2,112 pixels, file size: 2. ... A kalamkari representing two Indian dancers. ... Kalahasti temple is a famous Siva temple, and is said to be the site where Kannappa, one of the 63 Saivite Nayanars, was ready to offer his last remaining eye to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord stopped him and granted mukti. ... Sari has two meanings: name of an Indian garment worn by women. ...


The work done in Machilipatnam, often using block printing in conjunction with hand painting, features more decorative floral and vegetal designs that appealed to local kingdoms and to an extraordinary export trade. This culminated in European demand for Machilipatnam chintz, which derives its name from the Hindi word chint (spotted). Chintz is calico cloth printed with flowers and other devices in different colours, originally from India. ...


Kalahasti is known for the distinctive temple hangings, chariot decorations and canopies, typically featuring Hindu stories, often having the images identified with a text in Telugu, the regional language. Kalahasti temple is a famous Siva temple, and is said to be the site where Kannappa, one of the 63 Saivite Nayanars, was ready to offer his last remaining eye to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord stopped him and granted mukti. ... Temple Cars are like Charriot that carries Hindu gods. ...


Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[13] Machilipatnam had a population of 183,370.Present population(2008) rose to 215,043. Males constitute 50% of the population and females 50%. Machilipatnam has an average literacy rate of 69%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 73%, and female literacy is 65%. In Machilipatnam, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ...


Culture

People in Machilipatnam practice Hinduism, Islam and Christianity. Hindus and Christians speak Telugu and the Muslims tend to speak Urdu. Women of all cultures and faith communities in Machilipatnam typically wear the traditional Indian dress, the sari - sometimes Shalwar Qamis. Hinduism is a religious tradition[1] that originated in the Indian subcontinent. ... For people named Islam, see Islam (name). ... Topics in Christianity Preaching Prayer Ecumenism Relation to other religions Movements Music Liturgy Calendar Symbols Art Criticism Christianity Portal This box:      Christianity is a monotheistic[1] religion centered on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth as presented in the New Testament. ... For the city, see Sari, Iran. ... Salwar kameez (or Shalwar qamis) is the traditional dress worn by various peoples of south-central Asia. ...


Kuchipudi

Kuchipudi, a popular Indian Classical Dance form originated at Kuchipudi, 25 kilometres from Machilipatnam. The dance form is in practice in Machilipatnam. Kuchipudi (కుచిపుడి) (pronounced as Koochipoodi--Hams Mash (talk) 02:04, 23 March 2008 (UTC)) is a Classical Indian dance form from Andhra Pradesh, a state of South India. ... Indian classical dance is performed in different styles. ...


Tourism

Machilipatnam is a city with a rich history of foreign conquests, business and trade. The beaches in Machilipatnam are long, broad, pristine, with pale blonde sands.

Beach near Machilipatnam
Beach near Machilipatnam
Dawn at Manginipudi Beach
  • Manginapudi Beach, a beach side fishing hamlet, located at a distance of 11 km from Machilipatnam, is well known for its scenic beauty and also as a historic port city. During its heyday this port served as a gateway to India. The beach has a natural bay with shallow waters. The unique feature of this beach is that instead of sand it contains black soil.
    • Thousands of pilgrims take a holy dip in the sea, at the beach, during an annual Hindu festival called Khartika poornima.
    • A full fledged dance school at the beach, offers courses that train students in the Kuchipudi, popular dance form.
    • Carting the visitors with the old lighthouse, Dattashram on the banks of sea coast is a pilgrimage site. Dattashram has an ancient Shiva temple and Datta temple that was recently built. Manginapudi is popularly known as "Datta Rameswaram" due to the consecration of 9 wells to bath, as in Rameswaram.[14]
  • Panduranga Swamy temple at Chilakalapudi, near the city, close to the Manginapudi Beach, is a famous piligrimage site. It is a temple of Lord Vishnu, said to be similar to the temple at Pandaripur.
  • Sivaganga Temple is a historical temple maintained by Challapalli jameendars rather than the Government.
  • Anjaneya Swami Temple, in Paraspet, was built by Samardha Ramadasa Swami, the guru of Chatrapathi Sivaji.
  • The relics of Bandar Kota (Machilipatnam Port) can be visited now. The old light house is still standing.
  • Ghantasala, 21 km from Machilipatnam, it has the remains of an old Buddhist stupa.
  • Agastheeswara Temple, 36 km from Machilipatnam, is a temple of Lord Shiva, a piligrimage site. Lord Shiva at this temple is called by the name, Ekaratri Mallikarjunaswamy. An annual festival is celebrated at this temple when the deities are taken out in procession.
  • Gudivada, North west of Machilipatnam, visitors are attracted by the old ruins of the stupas.

Further up the coast of Machilipatnam there are five temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. These ancient temples are located at Amravati, Samalkot, Bhimavaram, Draksharama and Chebrolu. Image File history File links Masulabeach. ... Image File history File links Masulabeach. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (2816 × 2112 pixel, file size: 2. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Kuchipudi (కుచిపుడి) (pronounced as Koochipoodi--Hams Mash (talk) 02:04, 23 March 2008 (UTC)) is a Classical Indian dance form from Andhra Pradesh, a state of South India. ... This article is about temple town. ... Vishnu (Hindi: (विष्‍णु) is a form of God, whom Hindus pray to. ... Ghantasala, is a city of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India, is part of the Krishna district, 21 km west of Machilipatnam. ... This article is about the Hindu God. ... , Gudivada is a census town in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. ... , Amravati (also known as Amrawati or Amraoti) is a city in the state of Maharashtra in India. ... Samarlakota is a small town in East Godavari district of Andhra Pradesh in South India. ... , Bhimavaram is a town and mandal in the West Godavari District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. ... Draksharama is one of the Pancharama Kshetras which is located at Draksharamam town near Kakinada city in East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh in South India. ... Chebrolu was a small town situated in Guntur District of Andhra Pradesh, India. ...

  • Shivaganga temple is one of the oldest temples located on the Avanigadda road attracts tourists and devotees all through the year. On Shivratri major celebrations are carried out by the temple trustees.

Maha Shivratri or Maha Sivaratri or Shivaratri or Sivaratri (Night of Shiva) is a Hindu festival celebrated every year on the 13th night/14th day in the Krishna Paksha of the month Maagha (as per Shalivahana) or Phalguna(as per Vikrama) in the Hindu Calendar. ...

Transport

Road Transport

Another important city in Krishna district is Vijayawada which is 65 km. away but because of traffic congestion it takes 2 hours by road. Even after 50 years of independence Machilipatnam internal roads didn't see improvement. Main Roads are Broadened in to four lanes. The national highway from Hyderabad to Vijayawada is being extended to Bandar Kota through Machilipatnam and is under construction now. The coastal highway running through Machiipatnam has been sanctioned recently. , Vijayawada ( ) (విజయవాడ) literally translates to The Place of Victory. It is also known as Bezawada. ...


Rail Transport

Machilipatnam is connected to Vijayawada, south central railway important railway station and junction that connects all over india. There are eleven passenger trains to Vijayawada, one fast passenger to Visakhapatnam, and two express trains to Secunderabad and Tirupathi. New express is introduced in budget from Machilipatnam to Bangalore


Sea Transport

There is no transport by the sea at the moment.However, Machilipatnam Deep Water Seaport is under development by Vajra Seaports Pvt. Ltd, a consortium led by Maytas Infra Limited.


Air Transport

The nearest airport is Gannavaram airport near Vijayawada, about 70 km away.


Development

The main problem with the town's development is the lack of it! The main reason for the backwardness of this great city could be that the next city Vijayawada became a parallel administrative center for Krishna district. , Vijayawada ( ) (విజయవాడ) literally translates to The Place of Victory. It is also known as Bezawada. ...


Second major thrust area is shifting all the auto repair units to a centralised locality so that the main roads and other smaller roads are decongested. This because most (99%) of these units have no garage facility to repair the automobiles brought in by the clients. Thus more often than not, the roads are used as open air garages to park, repair and to clean the vehicles. This in turn causes tremendous inconvenience to the general public and school children. Although there was an effort by Late Shri Puppala Lakshmana Rao and others to develop an Autonagar in Machilipatnam area, this had run into bad weather due to the apathy of the people's representatives. Almost 100 acres of land had been bought and been given to APIIC (Andhra Pradesh Industrial Infrastructure Corporation). But until now, there is no development in this area.


A jewelry park (rolled gold) is under formation with the aim of shifting the gold covering industry outside the town, to free the town of industrial pollution. It is planned to be located near the existing industrial estate near Chilakalapudi.


A new sea port is sanctioned by the government. Myhtas industries has the contract to the project. If completed the port will bring in jobs to thousands of people directly and indirectly to the town. Although, as of now, the materialization of the port is still up in the air.


Media

The city receives television and radio transmissions from Hyderabad and the rest of country. For other uses, see Hyderabad. ...


All major print media are in circulation here. The major Telugu dailies include the Eenadu, Vaartha, Andhra Jyoti, Andhra Bhoomi and Andhra Prabha. The major English dailies are The Deccan Chronicle, Business Standard, The Hindu, The Times of India, The Indian Express and The Economic Times. Eenadu (ఈనాడు), headquartered in Hyderabad, India, is the largest circulated Telugu news daily in the state of Andhra Pradesh. ... Vaartha is a Telugu daily newspaper in India. ... Andhra Bhoomi is a Telugu daily newspaper. ... Andhra Prabha is a Telugu daily newspaper. ... The Deccan Chronicle, an English language newspaper, simultaneously published in Hyderabad, Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Rajamundry, Ananthapur, Nellore and Karimnagar, is the largest circulated newspaper of Andhra Pradesh, South India. ... Business Standard is a financial daily from Business Standard Ltd (BSL). ... For followers of Hinduism, see Hindu. ... The Times of India (TOI) is a leading English-language broadsheet daily newspaper in India. ... The Indian Express is an Indian newspaper owned by Ramnath Goenka. ... The Economic Times, launched in 1961, is Indias largest financial daily and the worlds second largest financial daily after The Wall Street Journal, with a daily readership of over 650,000 copies. ...


The town also receives numerous channels transmitted from Bombay, Hyderabad and elsewhere. However there is a pressing need for channels which can bring awareness to the population about the problems of the town.


Education

Machilipatnam is a great educational center, offering all the academic courses except Medical. It has public (state-run) and private-run schools. The local Hindu college and allied institutions offer KG to PG level of education. It has a law college, women's college, B. Ed college exclusively for women, MBA, Engineering college, PG courses under one banner. Daita Madhusudhana Sastry, the former secretary and correspondent of the Hindu college and allied institutions, is instrumental in the establishment and expansion of most of the educational institutions in Machilipatnam.

  • Andhra Jateeya Kalasala (National College) affiliated to Nagarjuna University. It offers from 5th Class to Degree and B.Ed and ITI. The college was established by Dr.PattabhiSitaRamaiah.
  • Amaleswari Vidya Niketan is a well known and famous English medium school situated in Rustumbad and also it is one of the oldest schools in MTM founded in 1980's.And it is also having a branch in Bhaskarapuram.
  • St. Francis English Medium High School - Christian missionary run school provides education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level affiliated with ICSE, New Delhi.
  • HYNY High School and Elementary School, an aided school and run by missionaries from Finland. Miss A.E. Hyny is the founder of this school.
  • Sri Venkateswara Public School, an affiliated institute to the Hindu College, Machilipatnam, is the only CBSE school in the city until the Kendriya Vidyalaya came up. The School has set high standards for education by providing NCERT (central) syllabus.
  • Sharon High School, provides education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level, Mrs Indira Deenabandu was the founder of this school.
  • Nirmala High School, a Christian missionary run school provides education from kindergarten to the higher secondary level.
  • Noble College, founded in 1843 is University Grants Commission (UGC) approved and offers graduation studies.[15]
  • Andhra Jaateeya Kalasala founded in 1910 by local freedom fighters, is University Grants Commission (UGC) approved and offers graduation studies.[15]
  • Hindu College was established in 1928. It is affiliated to Nagarjuna University and offers graduation studies. It is a University Grants Commission (UGC) approved college.[15]
  • Sri Venkateswara Hindu College Of Engineering was established in 1980. It offers engineering degrees in civil, electrical and electronics, electronics and communication and mechanical engineering divisions and business studies.
  • Viswabharati vidyalama is the oldest Telugu medium school.
  • Jaihind Hind High school founded on 15 August 1947 is a famous school situated near Inugudurupet having two branches
  • St. Mary's A.A.M.M High school (short for Adi Andhra Madana Mohana and also known as 'RATNA HIGH SCHOOL') is one of the oldest schools located in Machavaram area.
  • Gandhi Vidyalaya is a famous school situated at Balaramunipet, It is a government aided public school.
  • Anniebesant Sisu Vidya Mandiram is a famous telugu medium school situated at Edepally.
  • Varalakshmi Polytechnic College is Machilipatnam's only polytechnic college, located near the Panduranga temple in Chilakalapudi.
  • Presently actions are being taken to establish "Krishna University" in Machilipatnam.
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Noted residents

  • Pingali Venkayya, considered the designer of the Indian national flag.
  • Dr Pattabhi Sitaramayya, 1880-1959, a freedom fighter and historian of the Indian National Congress and founder of Andhra bank and Andhra Insurance Company.[16]
  • Pitcheswara Rao Atluri, a famous writer did his schooling at the Hindu College.
  • CK Nayudu, the first Indian cricket captain hailed from this great town
  • Raghupathi venkayya considered the father of telugucinema hailed from this town]]
  • Syed Sharf-ud-din(Ameer) considered the founder of rolled gold in Machilipatnam.[citation needed]
  • U.G. Krishnamurti anti-guru: "Whatever you think it's not that" and friend of Parveen Babi
  • Rao Sahib Thota Perayya Naidu, Founder Director of Andhra Bank[citation needed]
  • Mutnuri Krishna Rao - Founder of "Krishna Patrika", a literary magazine.
  • Adavi Bapi Raju - A renowned writer and painter.
  • Gudlavalleti Venakata Chalapathi Rao - A noted writer, philosopher and an ex Deputy commissioner of Endowments Department.
  • Ayyagari Ramamoorthy Panthulu - Started Andhra Scientific Company, which manufactured sophisticated optical instruments like sacharimeters, clinical and surgical microscopes, etc. Recently this company was taken by BEL which now has its name.
  • The Right Reverend N. D. Ananda Rao Samuel, the then Bishop-in-Krishna Godavari was born in Machilipatnam

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Noted Film Stars

Many notable film personalities also hail from Machilipatnam

  • Kamalakara Kameswara Rao - Film director
  • Sutti Velu - Noted comedian famous for his "sutti" act with Veerabhadra Rao
  • Kanchana - Female character actress
  • Poornima - Heroine of "Srivariki Prema Lekha" by Jandhyala
  • Achyut - Noted TV Actor. Was unofficially known as the "Megastar" of Telugu TV.
  • Nirmalamma - Telugu film character artiste, who acted in 100's of films

Noted People Associated with Machilipatnam

  • Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, former president of India, worked as a lecturer at the Andhra Jateeya Kalasala.
  • Viswanadha Satyanarayana, writer of the famous novel "Veyyi Padagalu", lived and worked in Machilipatnam.
  • Munimanikyam Narasimha Rao, creator of "Kantham" character worked as a teacher at Hindu High School for several years.
  • Tirupathi Venkata Kavulu, famous poet duo who wrote several literary works and did "Ashtavadhanas", worked at Hindu High School.

References

  1. ^ Election Commission of India
  2. ^ The Great Stupa at Nagarjunakonda in Southern India-【佛学研究网】 佛教文化网 中国佛教网 中国佛学网 佛教信息网 佛教研究 佛学讲座 禅学讲座 吴言生说禅
  3. ^ Preparation of Bandar Laddu
  4. ^ Heralding spring
  5. ^ Catering for the Sweet tooth
  6. ^ The Hindu - Machilipatnam port crying for modernisation
  7. ^ The Hindu Business Line - Machilipatnam port revival bid
  8. ^ Falling Rain Genomics, Inc - Machilipatnam
  9. ^ Department of Science and Technology
  10. ^ The Hindu - Modern cyclone warning system for Machilipatnam
  11. ^ India Meteorological Department
  12. ^ Bharat Electronics
  13. ^ Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns. (Provisional). Census Commission of India. Retrieved on 2007-09-03.
  14. ^ Datta Peetham
  15. ^ a b c University Grants Commission - List of colleges in Andhra Pradesh
  16. ^ Congress Sandesh

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External links

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  • Chennaionline.com - Kalamkari - exquisite ancient craft
  • Kalamkari Art - Contemporary perspectives on hand-painted textiles
  • Weather in Machilipatnam - from MSN.com


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Machilipatnam travel guide (1906 words)
Machilipatnam was founded in the 14th century by the trading Arabs who found their way from the red sea to southern India to the spot of eastern peninsula.
Machilipatnam is located at 16.2° N 81.2° E on the southeast coast of India and in the east corner of Andhra Pradesh.
According to the census of 2001, the population of Machilipatnam is 183,370.
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Machilipatnam is the administrative headquarters of the district.
Vijayawada is the largest city and commercial center of this district.The district is bounded by Khammam District to the north-west, West Godavari District to the north-east, the Bay of Bengal to the south-east, Guntur District to the southwest, and Nalgonda District to the west.
Machilipatnam, also known as Masulipatnam or Bandar or Masula (for short among Finnish mission workers [3]), is a city and a municipality in Krishna district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.
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