Nellore (Nelluru) is a city in Nellore district (officially: Sri Potti Sriramulu Nellore district), located on the banks of Penna River, is one of the 13 districts of Andhra Pradesh.
The district was known as Vikrama Simhapuri until 13th Century and later it came to be referred to as Nellore. According to Sthala Purana depicts, a lingam was seen in the form of a stone under nelli tree. The place gradually became Nelli-ooru (Nelli-Name of the Tree and ooru-place) and then to present day Nellore.
Another belief is that, the city derives its name from the Tamil, "nelli" which means rice, as paddy cultivation is the predominant occupation in this region.
It was named by Government of Andhra Pradesh as Sri Potti Sri Ramulu Nellore District after the immense contribution of the revolutionary freedom fighter who died fasting for the formation of seperate state for telugu people as Andhra Pradesh.
Historically the district was under the rule of mouryas, sathavahanas, pallavas, cholas, telugcholas, kakatias, pandyans etc. The great Telugu poet Tikkana Somayaji translated 15 parvas of Sanskrit Mahabharata into Telugu was from Nellore.
The Famous Temples in Nellore of Andhra Pradesh are as follows:
1. Sri Ranganathaswamy Temple,Nellore
2. Sri Narasimha Konda Temple
Narasimha Konda Dwajasthambam
3. Sri Jonnawada Kamakshi Temple
Sri Jonnawada Kamakshi Temple
4. Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple
Koneru of Sri Venugopalaswamy Temple
5. Sri Shiva Temple
Sri Shiva Temple Premises
6. Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple
Sri Rajarajeshwari Temple
7. Yadagiri Gutta Narasimha Temple
Yadagiri Gutta Narasimha Temple
8. Mantralaya Sri Ragavendra Swami Temple
Mantralaya Sri Ragavendra Swami Temple
Below are some more images of these temples please have a look.