Yaksha Relief at Pavurallakonda near Bheemunipatnam
The Gajapatis at their height in the mid-15th century
Stone seated Buddha at Bojjannakonda near Anakapalle
Kapileswar Temple at old Bhubaneswar built during the reign of Kapilendra Deva (r.1434–66).
Bavikonda stupas
Sculpture of Kapilendradeva.
Third-century BC Buddhist ruins of Totlakonda
Depiction of Gajapati Prataparudradeba in Sarpeswara temple, built during his rule at Balarampur village near Kakhadi.
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15th century copper plate grant of Gajapati emperor Purushottama Deva
Kondakarla Ava, a bird sanctuary near Visakhapatnam
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The average temperature of visakhapatnam
Narendra tank at Puri built during the rule of Kapilendra Deva
Vizag steel plant entrance
Meghanada wall fortifications of the Puri Jagannath temple constructed during the rule of Kapilendra Deva
INS Kursura (S20)
City scape from beach road near Tenneti park
Love Vizag near TUV Aircraft Museum
Simhachalam Temple
Visakhapatnam Metro Express Highway Service at Kurmanapalem
Visakhapatnam railway station
Visakhapatnam Airport Terminal
St Aloysius' Anglo-Indian High School (SAS) established in 1847 in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh
Naval warship
Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy International Cricket Stadium at PM Palem
ENC Cricket Team which won the VDCA Institutional League Cricket Championship 2015–16
Sir C. V. Raman, Nobel Laureate (1930) and Physicist known for his discovery of Raman Effect.
Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, the first vice president of India on a postal stamp of 1967.

The city's control was alternating between the Chola dynasty and the Gajapati Kingdom in 11th and 12th centuries, until its conquest by the Vijayanagara Empire in the 15th century.

- Visakhapatnam

Narasingha Deva built the Sun Temple at Konark and Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam at Visakhapatnam.

- Gajapati Empire
Yaksha Relief at Pavurallakonda near Bheemunipatnam

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Andhra Pradesh

State in the south-eastern coastal region of India.

State in the south-eastern coastal region of India.

Telugu Thalli
Rajmahal of Chandragiri Fort
Gandikota fort view
Archaeological Museums map of Andhra Pradesh
Mangrove forest near Kakinada
Map of Andhra Pradesh
District court, Guntur
West Godavari district Collectorate complex, Eluru
Telugu Talli Statue near Kondareddy Buruju, Kurnool
Visakhapatnam is an important commercial hub of the state
Visakhapatnam skyline, overlooking seaport
Aerial View of Hindustan Shipyard Limited (HSL)
Isuzu Motors India manufacturing plant aerial view
Tech Mahindra Development Centre, Visakhapatnam
CELKON Manufacturing plant at Tirupati
Mangampet Barytes
Rayalaseema Thermal Power Station
Srisailam Hydel power project
Kondapalli Toys at a house in Vijayawada
Kuchipudi dance
Vegetarian Andhra meal, served on important occasions
Undavalli Caves, is a monolithic example of Indian rock-cut architecture and one of the finest testimonials to ancient viswakarma sthapathis.
Gandikota Canyon
Vijayawada-Guntur Expressway section of NH 16
NH 140 near Tirupati
Vijayawada railway station
Map of airports and airstrips of Andhra Pradesh
Map of seaports in Andhra Pradesh
Visakhapatnam seaport
A ship at the Visakhapatnam port
Map of universities in Andhra Pradesh
Agriculture University, Guntur
ICI Tirupati
SVU Admin Building
S V Agricultural College Tirupati
SPA Vijayawada
Satish Dhawan Space Centre [SDSC], Sriharikota, Nellore
Dr. Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy ACA–VDCA Cricket Stadium in Visakhapatnam
Andhra Pradesh topographical map
Krishna River at Srisailam
Srikalahasti Temple
Venkateswara Temple, Tirumala
Rock-cut Buddha statue at Bojjannakonda near Anakapalle, Visakhapatnam.
Lush green farms in Konaseema, East Godavari
Map of Sugar industries in Andhra Pradesh

It is the seventh-largest state by area covering an area of 162975 km2 and tenth-most populous state with 49,386,799 inhabitants, with the state capital being Amaravati and the largest city being Visakhapatnam.

It was ruled by the Mauryan Empire, Satavahana dynasty, Salankayanas, Andhra Ikshvakus, Pallavas, Vishnukundinas, Eastern Chalukyas, Rashtrakutas, Cholas, Kakatiyas, Vijayanagara Empire, Gajapati Empire, Mughal Empire, Deccan sultanates, Qutb Shahi dynasty, and Asaf Jahis.

The Simhachalam temple or The Simanchala Temple

Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam

The Simhachalam temple or The Simanchala Temple
A 1740 Chamba painting showing the slaying of the demon Hiranyaksha by lord Vishnu as Varaha with four hands. Varaha is also shown balancing the earth on his tusks.
An idol of Ramanuja in the Srirangam Ranganathaswamy temple.
An inscription on the way to the temple complex written in Telugu language.
Simhachalam locality from hill top
A view of Gangadhara, the temple's tank below the hill. It is also referred to as the Varaha Pushkarini.
A view of the temple's complex in which the rajagopuram and the vimana can be seen adjacent to each other.
The vimana of Simhachalam temple with a gold plated dome featuring a Vaishnavite icon.
The sanctum sanctorum of Simhachalam in which the temple's deity is housed. The rajagopuram can be seen towards the right.
A painting of Sudarshana Chakra with 16 hands. He serves as the bali bera (guardian idol) of Varaha Narasimha and forms part of the Baliharana (pacification) ceremony.
Bhaktotsava event of Kalyanotsava is dedicated to Thirumangai (pictured), one of the 12 Azhwars.
A painting at the Bhadrachalam temple depicting both the original form of the moolavar and the Lingam-like one after applying sandalwood paste.
A statue of Narasimha killing Hiranyakashipu on the walls of the temple's sanctum.
A painting depicting one of Krishna's childhood pranks of stealing butter.
Makaraveta festival, which occurs on a day after Makar Sankranti, celebrates Gajendra Moksha (pictured), the legend of Vishnu saving an elephant devoted to him from a crocodile.

Sri Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple, Simhachalam is a Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam Hill Range, which is 300 metres above the sea level in Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh, India.

After the fall of the Eastern Gangas, the Gajapathis came into power.

Megalithic Dolmen of Iron Age period at Dannanapeta near Amudalavalasa


Region consisting of six northern districts of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Region consisting of six northern districts of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.

Megalithic Dolmen of Iron Age period at Dannanapeta near Amudalavalasa
Evening scenic view in peddipalem village of Visakhapatnam District
West Entrance of the Vizianagaram fort in Andhra Pradesh
Vizianagaram Montage
Weaving at Ponduru
Andhra University, Visakhapatnam.
Statue of Radha-Krishna on Beach Road
Simhachalam Temple

Visakhapatnam is the largest city of the region in terms of population and area.

This event marked the foundation of the Gajapati Empire that ruled over the regions of Utkala (North Odisha) and Kalinga (South Odisha, North Andhra Pradesh).

Eastern Ganga dynasty

The Eastern Ganga dynasty also known as Rudhi Gangas or Prachya Gangas were a large medieval era Indian royal dynasty that reigned from Kalinga from as early as the 5th century to the early 15th century.

The Eastern Ganga dynasty also known as Rudhi Gangas or Prachya Gangas were a large medieval era Indian royal dynasty that reigned from Kalinga from as early as the 5th century to the early 15th century.

Main Temple Structure, Konark Sun Temple.
Reliefs at the Konark Sun Temple.
Jagannath Temple at Puri, built by Maharaja Anantavarman Chodaganga Deva.
13th century temple inscription of Ananta Vasudeva Temple
Loving Couple (Mithuna) 13th century, Eastern Ganga Dynasty, Orissa, India
A Fanam (Coin) of Eastern Ganga Dynasty
Eastern Ganga coinage numerals
A Temple in Sri Mukhalingam temple complex
Konark Sun Temple at Konark, Odisha, built by King Narasimhadeva I (1238–1264), it is now a World Heritage Site.
A Stone carved throne at Simhachalam temple

However, renowned British scholar, artist, art critic, historian, archaeologist, and an authority on Indian art and architecture, Percy Brown, suggested that the temples of Mukhalingam predated the temples of Bhubaneswar and had been built as per the Badami Chalukya Temple Architecture originating from Karnataka since the 4th century CE and they were followed as a specimen model by the Odiya craftsmen in constructing temples in their Trikalinga (Odisha) region during the reign of Eastern Gangas, Gajapati empire and later on.

The Korni and Vishakhapatnam copper plates of 1113 AD and 1118/1119 AD respectively both of Anantavarman Chodaganga, the Dasgoba copper plate of Rajaraja III of 1198/99 AD and the Nagari copperplate of Anangabhima III and other such records trace the ancestry of the Eastern Gangas to Kamarnava I. The Kendupatna copper plate of Narasimhadeva II and the Puri copper plate of Narasimhadeva IV also state that Kamarnava came from Gangawadi province.