Rajamahendravaram or Rajahmundry rä´jəməndrē [key], city (1991 pop. 401,397), Andhra Pradesh state, E central India, in the Godavari River delta. It is a center of the tobacco industry and headquarters of the Godavari irrigation works. The Pushkaram religious festival, attracting thousands of pilgrims, is held there every 12 years. In the 15th cent. Rajamahendravaram was a fortress town of the Bahmani and Vijayanagar kingdoms.
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