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Padmapur
Village
Padmapur is located in Odisha
Padmapur
Padmapur
Location in Odisha, India
Padmapur is located in India
Padmapur
Padmapur
Padmapur (India)
Coordinates: 19°14′34″N 83°49′05″E / 19.24278°N 83.81806°E / 19.24278; 83.81806Coordinates: 19°14′34″N 83°49′05″E / 19.24278°N 83.81806°E / 19.24278; 83.81806
Country India
StateOdisha
DistrictRayagada
Government
 • TypeDemocratic
Elevation
82 m (269 ft)
Population
 (2011)
 • Total6,654
Languages
 • OfficialOdia
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
765025
Telephone code06857
Vehicle registrationOD
Websiteodisha.gov.in

Padmapur is a village in the Rayagada district of Odisha, India. It is the most populated village[1] and one of the identified tourist centers[2][3] of the district. A hillock adjoins the village to its northern side to enhance the scenic beauty of the place. A 7th century inscription found here, in the Nilakantheswar Temple (a religious place[4] i.e. the shrine of Lord Manikeswar Shiva),[5][6] indicates that the Jagamanda hill, located close by, once housed the monastery of the famous Buddhist logician-philosopher Dharmakirti.[3][7][8]

Demography

Padmapur is a populated village in Rayagada district situated about 67 km away from the district headquarters. As of 2001 India census,[9] Padmapur village had a population of 6530.The total population of the village as per the 2011 Census of India was 6654 out of which the male population is 3411 and the female population is 3243.[10]

The postal Index Number (PIN) of padmapur is 765025.

Geography

Padmapur is located at 19°14′34″N 83°49′05″E / 19.24278°N 83.81806°E / 19.24278; 83.81806. It has a mixed climate of mountain and coastal plain.

Transport

There is no direct rail or air communication to Padmapur. The nearest airport is in Visakhapatnam (240 km) and the nearest railway station is in Gunupur.[11] One can reach Padmapur via Rayagada by Odisha State Road Transport Corporation buses or private buses.

Temples

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Nilakantheswar temple
Nilakantheswar temple
Radhakrushna Temple, Padmapur
Radhakrushna Temple, Padmapur
situated on the Jagamunda Hills of Padmapur
situated on the Jagamunda Hills of Padmapur

A number of old and new temples in and around Padmapur, as detailed below, attract the nearby mass during festive seasons.[12]

Education

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Padmapur has a number of educational institutions. Some of them are:

Notable people

References

  1. ^ Rayagada District (PDF). Orissa Review(Census Special). December 2010. pp. 175–178. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  2. ^ Identified Tourist Centres of Odisha (PDF). Orissa Reference Annual-2011. pp. 521–532. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  3. ^ a b "Temples & Monuments:Buddhist Monuments". Orissa-Tourism.com. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Tourism" (PDF). State of the Environment Report. Orissa. 2007. Archived from the original (PDF) on 23 September 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  5. ^ Patra, Dasarathy. Tribal Tourism and Culture (PDF). Orissareview-November,2011. pp. 63–68. Archived from the original (PDF) on 24 June 2015. Retrieved 24 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Rayagada district General information". indiaonapage.com. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Tourist Attractions". rayagada.nic.in. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Buddhism in Orissa". buddhist-tourism.com. Archived from the original on 20 May 2015. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  9. ^ "Census of India 2001: Data from the 2001 Census, including cities, villages and towns (Provisional)". Census Commission of India. Archived from the original on 16 June 2004. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  10. ^ "Padmapur Village Population - Padmapur - Rayagada, Orissa". www.census2011.co.in. Retrieved 12 September 2018.
  11. ^ "Padmapur at a Glance". padmapuronline. Retrieved 25 June 2015.
  12. ^ Technologies, Webmaster of onlytravelguide.com (India) Ace Web. "Padmapur Temples, Orissa Padmapur Temples, Padmapur Temples travel guide, Padmapur Temples views, History of Padmapur Temples, Padmapur Temples overview". www.onlytravelguide.com. Retrieved 24 July 2018.