Anakapalli is a district in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It has the second largest jaggery market in the country.

Shankaram is a small village located about a mile east of Anakapalli in Andhra Pradesh. A short distance to the north of the village are two hills, one on the east is called Bojjannakonda and the other is called Lingalakonda on the west, both have paddy fields.The hills are home to many monolithic stupas, rock caves, chaityas and monasteries, which were one of the most magnificent Buddhist structures in Andhra Pradesh from the 4th century to the 9th century CE. The name of the village Shankara, commonly known as these Buddhist establishments, is clearly a corruption of the Sangha (Buddhist-arama, meaning monastery).

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