About Munnangi History

According to the history, in early eighteenth century, a large group of devotees (Munis) gathered from different parts and participated in mass prayers near river Krishna.

They called this place as Muni Koti Puram (large group of devotees represents koti munis). After being called with the same name for almost 500 years, this village name is changed to Munnangi many years back. While these devotees are coming from different places they took some rest near bunch of trees (Vanam) and they named that places as Evani and later it changed to Emani which is our neighboring village.

After Nagarjuna Sagar dam was built, village lands started getting enough water for Rice, Turmeric, Banana and Chilies cultivation. Munnangi village started developing and this brought many changes.The land in the village is still mainly agricultural and gives employment to many people. The ZPPH School was started in Munnangi in late 1970s' and is now a well known school in the surrounding villages. It educates a number of students who live in the village and the surrounding villages (Danthuluru and Pidaparru).

Munnangi is famous for following



Munnangi is famous for Chekka Bhajana with two wooden sticks. This used to be very famous in 1960s to 1980s. Our villagers gave Bhajana performance in ANR's movie, Puttaparthi Satya Sai Nilayam, Rashtrapathi Bhavan when Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was president.


Chicken Farms

In early 80s, few people started Chicken farms industry in Munnangi and later it expanded and helped lot of people financially.


Milk Industry

Munnangi had been in first or second place which supplies milk to Sangam Dairy for many years.

Famous people of Munnangi

  • Munnangi Anjaneyulu is famous for Nadha Swaram and he was the Principal of Nadha Swaram College in Ponnur.
  • Vanga Seetha Rami Reddy is well known as Panthulu Seetha Rami Reddy and he taught Chekka Bajana (with two wooden sticks) to several people and he is popular in surrounding areas. His troup performed dance in ANRs movie Adharsa Kutumbam and his troup also performed at Rashtrapathi Bhavan when Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy was president. His student Konda Koti Reddy's troup gave a performance at Prasanthi Nilayam at Puttaparthi.
  • Hymavathi D/O Vanga Veera Reddy was a news reader and has worked for Dooradarshan for several years.
  • Bhargavi is a TV Anchor in MAA TV, TV Artist and acting in Telugu movies. She has lived and studied in Munnangi for several years.

Famous people who visited Munnangi village

  • CM YS Raja Sekhara Reddy has visited Munnangi in 1985
  • CM YS Jaganmohana Reddy has visited Munnangi in 2011
  • Ex CM K. Rosaiah has visited Munnangi in 2006
  • JC Divakara Reddy has visited Munnangi in 2006 and 2009
  • BJP national leader M. Venkaiah Naidu visited Munnangi in early 1980s.
  • China Jeeyar Swamy visited Munnangi in 2008
  • Famous poet Viswanadha Satyanarayana has visited and wrote a poem about Venu Gopala swamy temple.
  • JKC Natarajan famous Clarinet performer has visited Tyagaraja Temple in 1981.
  • Ullai Pattu famous for Nadhaswaram Dolu has visited Tyagaraja Temple.
  • KV Reddy (Kota Venga Reddy), famous stage artist performed Satya Harischandra play.
  • Rajya Lakshmi (Sankarabharanam fame) has performed a play in 1981