Sunday, April 3, 2011

THE PRAKASAM BARRAGE ,VIJAYWADA,ANDHRA PRADESH



























  • After independence, the state government constructed a new regulator cum-round bridge that was named after Sri Tanguturi Prakasam, the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh. Completed in 1957 it helps irrigating over 12 lakh acres. 

                                         
  • The reservoir formed by this dam is a tourist attraction and also considered to be an official pilgrim lake - called "Koneru" in Telugu, in honour of the Goddess 'Kanaka Gurga'.

                               
  • During the Hindu festival of Dussera, both sides of this dam are full pilgrims taking a holy bath in the Krishna. The Krishna river has its own festival called 'Pushkaram'. 

                                       
  • This happens once in 12 years and is the biggest festival that happens along the river Krishna.

1 comment:

Nick Halden said...

Awesome pictures. One can drive onto it for the unbeatable wide angle view of Vijayawada. Tourists love this spot. Check out more places to visit in Vijayawada.