is a flourishing town of great historic importance. It was one of the important
cities early in the Christian era, and was the religious centre for the kingdom
of Vengi. Quite a number of antiquities found in and around Vijayawada confirm the
city's existence since ages. The Epic of Mahabharata refers to Indrakiladri hills
as the place where Arjuna secured "Pasupathastra" from Lord Siva. This historical
town has originated on the northern bank of the river Krishna and, by 1855 AD the
town was in the form of small settlement on the eastern side of the Indrakiladri
hills. The growth of the town picked up momentum after the..