|— village —|
|Elevation||42 m (138 ft)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Vijayawada|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Jaggayyapet|
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Penuganchiprolu is located at. It has an average elevation of 42 metres (141 feet).
Penuganchiprolu previously called "Pedakanchi" . There are more than 101 Temples in penuganchprolu. Penuganchiprolu is one of the great piligrim places in Andhra pradesh. The temple named Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma Devastanam has the great goddess "Sri Laxmi Tirupathamma, Gopaiah". Every year, more than Ten lacks of piligrams visit the temple. Thousands of Women carry Bonalu(Recipi cooked with rice, milk and jaggery) as offering for the temple fair (Tirunallu) at Penuganchiprolu. Prime attraction is the Sri Tirupatamma Ammavari Temple. Best time to visit the place is during the annual fair, known as Tirupatamma Tirunallu, celebrated on the occasion of Magha Suddha Poornima (February–March).
Penuganchiprolu is also famous for its great heritage and culture. Andhra Ratna Gopalakrishnayya Duggirala (1889–1928) born in (our) penuganchiprolu. Gopalakrishnayya Duggirala was one of the famous freedom fighters/leaders in the non-violent Indian Freedom Movement. He attracted millions of Andhra Indians to the movement through his poetry and speeches. He was born in Penuganchiprolu village in Krishna district on June 2, 1889 into a Brahmin family. His father was Kodandaraamaiah and mother was Seetamma. He studied in high schools at Gunturu and Bapatla (cities/towns). While at school, even at that young age, he founded “Jaateeya Naatyamandali (National Dance Group)” to help develop arts such as drama and music. He was the Founder of "RamDandu" organization, which lead the krishna and Guntur district people in big way and attracted the attention of national leaders.
Dr. Komarraju Venkata Lakshmana Rao, a great laureate was also born in Penuganchiprolu. He started "Sri Krishna Telugu Mahasabha" in Hyderabad.
Penuganchprolu is also famous for agriculture, political movement and high skilled technical professionals. Please visit http://groups.yahoo.com/group/penuganchiprolutechies/" to meet penuganchiprolu skilled professionals.
Nearest railway station is Madhira on Vijayawada-Warangal line. Convenient to travel by bus from Vijayawada. Vijayawada Airport is the nearest access point.
A publication released by the Department of Archaeology and Museums on May,09th,2009 entitled Roman Gold Coins, a treasure Trove from Penuganchiprolu which deals with the Roman Gold Coins, a treasure Trove from Penuganchiprolu. In October,2002 a hoard of Roman coins containing 59 Gold coins etc. was collected by the revenue authorities and handed over to the Archaeology Department.
Tirupathamma, an ordinary woman, who was deified due to demonstration of the power of chastity and efficacy of moderation and patient suffering. The temple that was built as far back as in the seventeenth century is attracting streams of devotees round the year. And it is one of the very famous temples in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, whose phenomenal growth started from the date of her immolation(agnipravesham) is incessantly on the increase.
Each year lakhs of devotees from all over Andhra Pradesh visit the temple seeking Sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma talli(mother/goddess) blessings during tirunallu (Ritual celebrated during the months of March and April).
Sri Tirupatamba is worshipped in the Penuganchiprolu Temple as the image of “Shakti”. She preached virtuous qualities of life to her devotees and made her, Abode at Penuganchiprolu, Mudiraj Papamamba was her principal devotee and therefore, her family members are ordained to perform poojas and other sevas in the Temple. According to the folklore there were 101 Temples existing in ancient times and therefore, it was deemed as Pedakanchipuram. Muniyeru (a stream) flowing, along the Temple, and was said to be created with the spiritual power of Moudgalya Maharishi and hence it was named after him.
There is a splendid idol of sri sri yogananda narasimha swamy revered greatly by the locals of the nearby villages.The deity is being worshipped according to Vaikhanasa agama principles by a family of devout priests closely connected to sri vedadri narasimha mahakshetra.The temple is also home to sri Paramkusam Achyuta Charyulu yogi who is known to have spent 18 hours a day since last 50 years chanting narasimha mantra ,a true saint and an ascetic in this age.This temple is centrally located on the police station road and is definitely worth a visit for all pilgrims who would like to get blessings of yogananda narasimha worshipped according to strictest vedic sacrifices through generations of parampara. According to the elders of the village ,the narasimha swamy idol was being transported in a chariot for consecration at a temple in Dharmapuri district when the chariot refused to move after the night halt of devotees.It was then that the elders from this village laid cornerstones for the idol and is since being offered obeisances with utmost bhakti.
Myniyeru river passes by the village Penuganchiprolu. Myniyeru is chief tributary of the River Krishna. A causeway was constructed near the temple of sri Lakshmi Tirupatamma talli across the river to connect the other bank.
The following is the list of villages in this Mandal.