Parnasala

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Parnasala
Parnasala
Parnasala
Parnasala is located in Telangana
Parnasala
Parnasala
Parnasala is located in India
Parnasala
Parnasala
Coordinates: 17°55′55″N 80°53′46″E / 17.932°N 80.896°E / 17.932; 80.896Coordinates: 17°55′55″N 80°53′46″E / 17.932°N 80.896°E / 17.932; 80.896
CountryIndia
StateTelangana
DistrictKhammam
Elevation
55 m (180 ft)
Population
 (2001)
 • Total513
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
Vehicle registrationTS
Websitetelangana.gov.in
Godavari river at Parnasala

Parnasala is a village in the Dummugudem mandal in the newly formed Bhadradri Kothagudem district (formerly in Khammam district) of Telangana, India.[1] The village is accessible by road and boats and is situated 32 km from the temple town of Bhadrachalam.

Bhadrachalam area has several Hindu temples connected with Epic Ramayana.[2]

Geography[edit]

Parnasala is located at 17°55′55″N 80°53′45″E / 17.93194°N 80.89583°E / 17.93194; 80.89583[3] and has an average elevation of 55 metres (183 ft).[citation needed]

Demographics[edit]

According to the 2001 Indian census, the demographic details of Parnasala village are as follows:[4]

  • Total population: 513 in 116 households
  • Male population: 253
  • Female population: 260
  • Children under 6 years of age: 51 (boys - 23 and girls - 28)
  • Total literates: 429

Legend[edit]

Temple of parnasala

According to legend, it is said the "Lord Sri Rama "spent some of the 14 years of exile at this location.[5] The locals believe that Sita, the beloved consort of "Lord Sri Rama" bathed in the stream here and dried her clothes on "Radhagutta" where the imprints are seen even today. The demon king "Ravana" parked his Pushpaka on the hillock on the opposite side of the river and abducted her. An earthen ditch reportedly caused when Ravana removed earth to carry off Sita to Lanka can be seen here. Another Hindu legend names Parnashala as the location where Rama killed Maricha, who came in disguise of a golden deer to deceive Sita.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Village Code Directory: Andhra Pradesh" (PDF). Retrieved 20 November 2010.
  2. ^ "Welcome to Official Website of Telangana Tourism Corporation".
  3. ^ Parnasala at Fallingrain.com
  4. ^ Parnasala at Our Village India.org
  5. ^ "Heritage Spots in Telangana :: Telangana Tourism".