Vizianagaram District, the youngest one in Andhra Pradesh is carved out of Srikakulam and Visakhapatnam districts in the year 1979. The name is derived from the capital city of the district Vizianagaram, originally called Vidyanagaram, the city of Education. The District is declared backward by Government of India keeping its socio, economic and educational status in view.
Srungaravapukota a mandal Head quarter in the district Vizianagaram is predominantly populated with backward classes and tribes. It is 52 Kms away from Visakhapatnam, and the famous hill station Araku Valley (Popularly known as Andhra Ooty) is located closeby.
S.Kota acquired a significant place in the Epic lore of India as it houses the lusty romanticist demon KEECHAKA, the brother-in-law of king VIRATA, who ultimately had his end in the hands of BHIMA when tried to molest DRUPADHI. Several other places adjoining this tiny town such as VIRATA, JAMI, JAGARAM, LAKKAVARAPUKOTA (named after the famous laque palace), ALAMANDA are the chosen havens by PANDAVAS during tjeor exile, after having lost their kingdom as per the local faith that tunes with various versions of the Epic MAHABHARATA, PUNYAGIRI, KOTILINGALU, DARA GANGAMMA LOYA (Valley) are scintillating landscape beauties frequently visited by tens and thousands of pilgrims through out the year.
This place is a popular pilgrim center with SRI SRI SRI UMA KOTILINGESWARA SWAMY temple being the center of attraction for people from far and near. The place has the distinction of sending the first Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh popularly known as Tanguturi Prakasam to the A.P Legislative Assembly. The NCC Cadets and NSS Volunteers assist the temple authorities on the auspicious festivedays.