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Gandi City Travel Guide

Gandi is a small village located in Veerannagattupalle village, amidst the beautiful surroundings, on the banks of Papaghni River near Vempalle in Kadapa District. This is a valley like place formed by the Palakonda hills and is called as Gandi, which in Telugu means 'a narrow valley with running river'. This small place is popularly known as Gandi Kshetram (region) and is famous for Veera Anjaneya Swami temple, the temple of Lord Hanuman.

It is said that Sri Ramakrishna Anandha Swami of Boomanandha Ashram had given the name Gandi Kshetram to this place. The temple of Lord Veera Anjaneya or Hanuman was said to be built by Swami Vasanthaacharyalu, a follower of Sri Madwa cult. In Gandi Kshetram, the river Papagni, flows from north-east, between the hills and flows out from south of the village towards north. On the right bank of this river, the temple of Veera Anjaneya (Lord Hanuman) is situated.

There are other temples like Veera Bramhendra swami Temple and Shirdi Sai Baba Temple that are worth visiting.

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