Tel: గుడివాడ guḍivāḍa
‘Temple Town’ City, Andhra Pradesh
From Tel: guḍi, ‘temple’; and Dra: wada/vada, ‘district’, ‘town’, ‘quarter’.
Archaeological excavations here have revealed important Buddhist and Jain monuments, stupas and temples.
The modern town has eight Hindu temples, a Jain pilgrimage site and an agrcultural economy which includes rice mills and tractor trailer manufacturing.