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Permanent Pictorial Cancellations : Andhra Pradesh

9 Permanent Pictorial Cancellations are known.

Tirupati H. O. - 517 501
Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram
Date of Introduction: 14.10.1975
Tirupati is a major pilgrimage and cultural city in the Chittoor district. It is the largest city in the Rayalaseema region of Andhra Pradesh. Tirupati is famous for the richest temple Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple dedicated to Lord Venkateswara, located about 20 kilometres north west of Tirupati in the Tirumala hills. It is one of the most important pilgrimage centers in the World, the temple draws millions of pilgrims and is the busiest pilgrimage centre in the world. There is no clear history on the origin of the temple of Lord Venkateshwara, but it was maintained and upgraded by various kingdoms. These include the Pallava Kingdom around 9th Century AD, Chola Kingdom around 10th century AD and the latest one being Vijayanagara Empire around 14th to 15th century AD. It was during the rule of Vijayanagara Empire that the temple received increased contributions. The cancellation depicts Tirumala Venkateswara Swamy temple Gopuram.
Sriharikota Range S.O. - 524 124
Date of Introduction: 20.04.1976
Sriharikota is a barrier island off the coast of the southern state of Andhra Pradesh. Sriharikota separates the Pulicat Lake from the Bay of Bengal. It houses India's only satellite launch centre in the Satish Dhawan Space Centre (also known as SHAR) and is used by the Indian Space Research Organisation to launch satellites using multi-stage rockets such as the Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle and the Geosynchronous Satellite Launch Vehicle. The cancellation depicts radar. As per the information provided by a philatelist, this cancellation is no longer available at Sriharikota Range S. O.
Tirumala S. O. - 517 504
Date of Introduction: 06.11.1976
Tirumala Permanent Pictorial Cancellation

Tirumala is a hill town in Chittoor district. The town is home to Sri Venkateswara temple, dedicated to the Lord Venkateswara Swamy and a major pilgrimage center for Hindus. Tirumala is situated 26 kilometres north of Tirupati and 86 kilometres north-east of Chittoor. Tirumala is the combination of two words: Tiru meaning 'holy' or 'sacred' and mala meaning 'hill' in Tamil, translating to holy mountain.

Sri Tallapaka Annamacharya or Annamayya (May 9, 1408 - February 23, 1503) was the official songmaster of the Tirumala Venkateswara Temple and a Telugu composer who composed thousands of keertana songs many of which were in praise of Lord Sri Venkateswara Swami. The musical form of the keertana songs that he composed have strongly influenced the structure of Carnatic music compositions which are still popular among Carnatic music concert artists. Annamacharya was born in Tallapakaa remote village in kadapa district. He has composed about 32,000 sankeerthanas on lord venkateshwara out of which only 12,000 are available today. The cancellation depicts

Srisailam S. O. - 518 101
Date of Introduction: 07.03.1978
Srisailam is a holy town and mandal, situated in Nallamala Hills of Kurnool district. It is on the banks of River Krishna, about 212 km south of Hyderabad. Srisailam Dam, located about 212 km from Hyderabad and 132 km from Nandyal, is a multipurpose dam built across River Krishna and caters to the irrigation and power needs of the state. Bhramaramba Mallikarjunaswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Mallikarjuna Swamy (a form of Shiva) and Devi Bhramaramba (a form of Parvathi) is located here and it is one of the 12 Jyotirlinga temples dedicated to Lord Shiva. The cancellation depicts Gopuram of the Temple. As per the information provided by a philatelist, this cancellation is no longer available at Srisailam S. O.
Srikalahasti H. O. 517 644
Date of Introduction: 14.02.1980
Srikalahasti Temple
Srikalahasti Temple
Srikalahasti Temple is located in the town of Srikalahasti, in the state of Andhra Pradesh. It is one of the most famous Shiva temples in South India, and is said to be the site where Kannappa was ready to offer both his eyes to cover blood flowing from the Siva linga before the Lord Siva stopped him and granted him mukti. Srikalahasti temple, situated 36 km away from Tirupati is famous for its Vayu linga, one of the Panchabhoota Sthalams, representing wind. The temple is also regarded as Rahu-Ketu kshetra and Dakshina Kasi. The inner temple was constructed around 5th century and the outer temple was constructed in the 12th century by the Chola kings and the Vijayanagara kings. Lord Shiva in his aspect as Vayu is worshiped as Kalahasteeswara. The cancellation depicts the deity or Linga.
Visakhapatnam H. O. - 530 001
Dolphin's Nose Light House
Date of Introduction: 10.04.1982
Visakhapatnam is a port city on the southeast coast of India. The city was named after Visakha, the Hindu god of valour. It is nestled among the hills of the Eastern Ghats and faces the Bay of Bengal on the east. Visakhapatnam is protected from the sea on the south by Dolphin's Nose Hill. Dolphin's Nose is the most prominent and unforgettable landmark in Visakhapatnam. It is a single and massive hillock of more than 350 mts height, resembles the Dolphin nose hence the name. It protects the Visakhapatnam Harbour as well as the Head Quarters of Eastern Naval Command. Visakhapatnam Port Trust's, Light House is situated on top of the hill and guides the approaching ships to Visakhapatnam. The cancellation depicts Dolphin's Nose Light House of Visakhapatnam.
Simhachalam S. O. - 530 028
Date of Introduction: 27.05.1987
Sri Varaha Narasimha Swamy Temple
The Varaha Lakshmi Narasimha temple is a South Indian Hindu temple situated on the Simhachalam hill, which is 800 metres above the sea level at a distance of ten miles to the north of Visakhapatnam, Andhra Pradesh. It is dedicated to one of the Hindu trinity deities Vishnu, who is worshipped there as Varaha Narasimha. As per the temple's legend (which is divided into 32 chapters), Vishnu manifested in this peculiar form, with a boar head, human torso and a lion's tale, after saving his devotee Prahlada from a murder attempt by the latter's father Hiranyakashipu. Except on Akshaya Tritiya, the idol of Varaha Narasimha is covered with sandalwood paste throughout the year, which makes it resemble a Shiva Lingam. The cancellation depicts Rajagopuram (main tower) of the Simhachalam temple. The cancellation depicts Gopuram of the temple.
Srikurmam S. O. - 532 404
Srikurmam Srikakulam
Date of Introduction: 11.04.2013
Sri Kurmantha Swamy Temple, Srikurmam
Srikurmam Srikakulam
Sri Kurmam is a village near Srikakulam, Andhra Pradesh. It is located approximately 13 km east of Srikakulam town near the sea. It is in the Gara mandal of Srikakulam district. Srikurmam Kurmanathaswamy Temple (also known as Srikurmam temple) is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Kurma avatar of the Hindu god Vishnu, who is worshipped as Kurmanathaswamy, and his consort Lakshmi, worshipped as Kurmanayaki. According to Hindu legend, the presiding deity is believed to have manifested here in the form of a tortoise-shaped idol upon the wishes of Swetha Chakravarthi. Brahma then consecrated the idol with Gopala Yantra. The temple is famous for ancestor worship. Srikurmam is the only Indian temple in the world where Vishnu is worshiped in his Kurma avatar. The cancellation depicts Gopuram of the temple.
Arasavalli S. O. - 532 401
Arasavalli Srikakulam
Date of Introduction: 11.04.2013
Sri Suryanarayana Swamy Temple, Arasavalli
Arasavalli Srikakulam
Arasavalli is an outgrowth of Srikakulam municipality in Srikakulam district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is located in Srikakulam mandal of Srikakulam revenue division. Arasavalli Sun Temple is a 7th-century AD Sun Temple at Arasavalli in Andhra Pradesh, India. It is situated in Arasavalli Village at a distance of 1 km east of Srikakulam Town. It is believed that the temple was built by king Devendra Varma, ruler of the Kalinga Dynasty. The temple is still being visited today and is one of the most popular tourist attractions in the town.
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