The name of the town Nagari originated from the above mentioned hill, "Nag" means Nose and "Giri" means Hill in Telugu.

Nagari is a Municipal town in Chittoor district of Andhra Pradesh. It is a semi agrarian – semi industrialised town. A sizeable textile manufacturing industry thrives in and around Nagari. A town panchayat till recent past, it is a Municipal Town now. It is on the Andhra - Tamil Nadu border with a prominent Tamil speaking populace.

The town is surrounded by hills all around with the prominent cliff popularly known as Nagari nose is conspicuous for miles around. Which was used as a light house in olden days in Bay of Bengal. Still every Powrnami day light will be lit in the nose of the hill.