Bhimavaram

Bhimavaram

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<!-- See WikiProject Indian cities for details -->Bhimavaram (; also called as Bheemavaramu) is a town and mandal in the West Godavari District in the state of Andhra Pradesh, India. It is located east of state capital, Hyderabad.

Bhimavaram is also called the "Second Bardoli of India". Mahatma Gandhi coined the name when he visited the town during the freedom movement in India. It is one of the Pancharamas(Somaramam) in AP state, as it has Someswara Swami temple.Statewide popular " Mavullamma temple " is located in the middle of the town. It is also known for its statewide renowned educational institutes like S.R.K.R Engineering College, B. V. Raju Engineering College and D. N. R College Association, and also for famous hospitals.It is the Aqua capital of the coastal area.Bhimavaram Town is a shopping hub in the district for products like Jewellary , Cloth, seafood, electronics, etc.

History

Along with much of present-day Andhra Pradesh, Bhimavaram was controlled by the Chola Empire. Under Kulothunga Chola I, Bhimavaram was ruled by his sons who served as viceroys. Various stone inscriptions have been found in the city dating from his reign (c. 1096 C.E.).Bhimavaram was the site of several protests during the Salt Satyagraha Movement. It played a major role in the freedom movement, during the rule of British empire in India. The taluka office in the bhimavaram is a witness of freedom movement since 1887. The famous...
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