26 ఆగస్టు 2011 శుక్రవారం

Tagarapuvalasa: Ancient Commercial Center on NH5

Tagarapuvalasa is a Historical commercial Junction near the city of Vizag along the NH5 in Bhimili mandal of Visakha district.It is located at a distance of 28KM north to the city of Visakhapatnam on the NH5 towards Kolkata.
This town of tagarapuvalasa is a part of the Triplet Towns of
Sanghivalasa
Chittivalasa
Tagarapuvalasa

History:
Some evidences of history about this town are as follows:
It bears an important historic prominence from the Buddhist time nearly 2000 years ago, due to the spotted Buddhist ruins (Brick structure ruins of Stupa's and others) on the riverside hillocks north of the town Tagarapuvalasa. Hamlet of Gudivada (Dubasi). This Buddhist site lies undocumented till date.

 The Rock-cut steps towards the river on the hillock at Gudivada near Chittivalasa.
The below snap is of the possible Buddhist mound on the hillock.

 
Excavations are yet to be done at this possible remnant Buddhist sites of Tagarapuvalasa by the state archaeology people. This town would have been an important trade centre during the BC times through the river Gosthani and seaways at Bhimili.

There are some stone inscriptions on a hillock in the center of the town (locally known as Satyanarayana gutta). There is an old temple dedicated to Lord Shiva on the hill. there are two small hillocks other than this one in tagarapuvalasa, this town is situated on the banks of river Gosthani.

Two temples may be dated back to some 100 years or 150 years from now are located on these hillocks (near sanghivalasa and tagarapuvalasa), this town must have flourished in the reign of Vizianagaram Kingdom, which is 18km from here.


writings on steps to the hillock temple of satyanarayana swamy at tagarapuvalasa


A View of River Gosthani at Tagarapuvalasa

The famous Padmanabham temple is near to this town. World famous Tourist Spot Bhimili is the counterpart Municipal town of Tagarapuvalasa.
There is a post Office in Chittivalasa. Postal code is 531162.


Agriculture Fields near to tagarapuvalasa


Hilltop Lord Shiva Temple at Tagarapuvalasa

This town consits of a Jute mill by name "Chittivalsa Jute mill", The Jutemill is under Lockout presently. Tagarapuvalasa is emerging out as a commercial town in Visakha district.
Young Explorers Mr. Pranav & Mr. Naveen during the Buddhist site exploration at Gudivada Dibba near Tagarapuvalasa

City buses (Metro & Ordinary) run from
Vizag RTC Complex to Tagarapuvalasa (Route no: 222) is a heavy rush route in Vizag sub-urbs