Mangalagiri is one among the oldest Vaishnavite Temples in South India. Sri Lakshmi Narasimha Swami is that the deity during this sanctum. Eleven storied lofty Gali Gopuram (Temple Tower) may be a main attraction to pilgrims also as tourists. it absolutely was designed by the then Zamindar Sri Raja Vasireddy Venkatadri Naidu throughout the amount 1807-1809 and it’s completed two hundred years of its construction. Whereas the folks want forward to celebrate its Bi-Centenary of its construction, it absolutely was learnt through media that the govt. of Andhra Pradesh has taken a choice to demolish it and to reconstruct a brand new Gopuram in its place, that isn’t being digestible by the devotees and public.
The background for the choice of presidency is – A recent Gali Gopuram at Srikalahasti made throughout the amount of Vijayanagara Kingdom was fallen down inflicting encouraging feelings among devotees and public. Then the govt. has sent A professional Technical Committee to examine Mangalagiri to allow report on its strength. The professional Technical Committee has given its recommendations suggesting some measures to safeguard identical. To the surprise of public, rather than taking remedial measures recommended by the committee, Government has taken a tough call to demolish Mangalagiri Gali Gopuram and to construct a brand new one in its place with a calculable value of Rs.10.5 crore.
Some voluntary organizations and public are provocative against government’s call. A professional committee that inspected the Gali Gopuram, on behalf of public has given its opinion that there’s no immediate danger to the Gopuram. They need recommended that the Gali Gopuram will be protected with AN approximate value of Rs.1 large integer by Ground Improvement ways.
Mangalagiri Gali Gopuram Protection Committee is created to steer the movement of protective the Gali Gopuram and dealing to sensitise the general public.
Mangalagiri is settled between Vijayawada and Guntur on Chennai-Kolkata national route No.5. It’s at nineteen kilometres from Guntur, and twelve kilometres from Vijayawada. It’s at AN altitude of thirty meters on top of the ocean level. Latitude is sixteen.44 degrees north, and great circle is eighty.56 degrees east.
In the east-west direction, the most components of Mangalagiri city are Bypass Road, Main Bazaar, recent Grand main road, and depot. Within the North-South direction, the most components are recent Mangalagiri, New Mangalagiri, and Kotha Peta. The boundaries for Mangalagiri city are — East – Atmakuru village, West – Navuluru village and Bapuji Nagar, North – Hill and Over Bridge and South – Chinakakani village.