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St Antony Church

This church has more than 100 years of long history. Around 1870 a small chapel was built in Naravi. Fr. Faustine Corti from Switzerland was then working at St. Aloysius College, Mangalore as professor came to Naravi in the year 1905 to serve the mission work. By looking at the situation and lifestyle of local Koraga people, Fr. Faustine Corti started the missionary work at Naravi and worked at the betterment of local people. He served the mission work here in Naravi from 1905 to 1926. Being a zealous priest though of a great caliber worked strenuously at naravi for 21 years. On October 4, 1911 then the bishop of Mangalore Diocese Rev. Fr. Paolo Carlo Perini visited Naravi and surprised to see the improvements in the area and with great happiness, he appreciated Fr. Faustine Corti for his efforts. Not only this, because of tremendous efforts of Fr. Faustine Corti for the betterment of Koraga people, the state civil department awarded him with Kaisar Hind Medal. In 1913, another missionary Rev. Fr. Gaviragi appointed as assistant to Fr. Corti. But within few days Fr. Gaviragi moved to Aladangady for the mission work. Due to the increased number of people visiting Fr. Corti for consultation, then small office was converted into a big house. In 1918, another mission Rev. Fr. Jiyaro was sent as an assistant to Fr. Faustine Corti to help him in his missionary work. Due to the increased number of christians, Fr. Faustine Corti decided to build a church because the small chapel was not enough to cater the needs of local people. In 1923, with the efforts of Rev. Fr. Jiyaro, the foundation work for a new church was started. But because of some inconvenience, the construction work was postponed to 1929. Without regarding his health Fr. Faustine Corti worked for the improvements of the localities for 21 years and died on October 9, 1926. After the death of Fr. Faustine Corti, Fr. Jiyaro continued the construction work. 10 years later in 1928 Fr. Jiyaro was transferred to Calcutta. In 1929 Fr. Gaviragi who was working as missionary at Aladangady and Badyar came to continue the construction work of Naravi church and even after great difficulty he finished the work in next one year. On May 7, 1930 then Vicar General V. R. Fernandes blessed the church. After this old chapel was converted into school.      Book Now



Numithas blog

It was the capital of the Kakatiya rulers who practised Veera Shaivam which led to the constrcution of some magnificient Shiva temples in the area. The temples at Ramappa and Hanamkonda stand as testament to the artistic and architectural finery of the times. The remains of the fort they built suggest the erstwhile glory of the town. In recent times, Warangal became an important city in terms of trade and commerce. An important producer or fine rice, red chillies and cotton, Warangal boasts of one of the largest food grain markets in Asia. Warangal and Hanamkonda as legend goes is linked with the dynasties of Great Vishnukundins and even prior to it also of the Buddhist and pre_Buddhist periods of indian History. During Eighth Century A.D., Warangal with an old name Orukal has served as Capital City of Yadava king of the Kakatiyas or Ganapatis making Warangal as Capital City.      Book Now



Venkatagiri Fort

Venkatagiri is a town in Nellore district of the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is a municipality and mandals headquarters of Venkatagiri mandal. Venkatagiri old name is Kali Mili. It is famous for its Handloom Cotton Sarees. Venkatagiri is a place for history and handlooms. It was part of a small kingdom that was integrated into the Indian Republic.Venkatagiri is the fourth largest town and municipality in Nellore district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.Venkatagiri s old name is Kali Mili.It is famous for its Handloom Cotton Sarees. Venkatagiri is a place for history and handlooms.Venkatagiri is a Mandal in Spsr Nellore District of Andhra Pradesh State, India. Venkatagiri Mandal Head Quarters is Venkatagiri town . It belongs to Andhra region . It is located 79 KM towards South from District head quarters Nellore. 466 KM from Hyderabad towards North . Venkatagiri Mandal is bounded by by Balayapalle Mandal towards North , Dakkili Mandal towards North , Kodur Mandal towards west , Srikalahasti Mandal towards South . Venkatagiri City , Srikalahasti City , Renigunta City , Tirupati City are the nearby Cities to Venkatagiri. Venkatagiri consist of 101 Villages and 21 Panchayats . China Gotlagunta is the smallest Village and Periyavaram is the biggest Village . It is in the 77 m elevation(altitude) . Srikalahasti , Tirupati (Tirumala) , Nellore , Thiruthani , Chittoor are the near by Important tourist destinations to see.      Book Now


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