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About Narayanpet

Narayanpet is especially famous all over the globe for manufacture of good quality silk and cotton sarees, slippers made of coloured leather and manufacture of gold jewellery. As per The Imperial Gazeteer of India, Narayanpet was a Taluk in Mahbubnagar district of Hyderabad state. Today it is a developing town of Mahbubnagar district of Telangana state.

Narayanpet, which is also a Mandal head Quarter, is located 62 kms. West from district Head Quarters - Mahbubnagar. It is surrounded by Damaragidda Mandal towards North, Utkoor Mandal to the South, Maddur Mandal and Dhanwada Mandal towards the East. Nearby cities include Yadgir, Mahbubnagar, Raichur (70 kms.), Gulbarga (107 kms.), Kurnool (133 kms.), Bidar (144 kms.) and Sedam.

Fast Facts About Narayanpet

  • Mandal Name: Narayanpet
  • District: Mahbubnagar
  • State: Telangana
  • Language: Telugu, Hindi, Urdu
  • Time zone: IST (UTC+5:30)
  • Elevation/Altitude: 390 meters above sea level
  • Telephone Code/STD Code: 08506

History of Narayanpet

Narayanpet is a commercial centre in the largest district of Telangana, that is, Mahbubnagar district. Mahbubnagar district was earlier known as Rukmammapet and Palamoor. In December 1890, its name was altered to Mahbubnagar in the honour of of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869–1911 AD).

The entire region of Narayanpet and whole of Mahbubnagar district where Narayanpet is located, has a historical significance. The region was ruled by Satavahana dynasty from 221 BC to 218 AD. From 5th to the 11th century AD, the area was also under the reign of the Chalukya dynasty. This region later came under the Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512 AD), the capital city being Golkonda near Hyderabad. From year 1518, the region was ruled by Qutb Shahi dynasty whose rule continued till 1687.From 1724 to 1948, it came under the rule of  the Asaf Jahi dynasty. The region was part of Hyderabad state during that time.

Mahbubnagar district, where Narayanpet is located, has been a Buddhist area as it comprised of a number of historic Buddhist temples. However, most of these Buddhist temples were destroyed by the Asaf Jahi rulers. Both Hyderabad and Mahbubnagar district became independent becoming a part of Indian democracy in September 1948.


Temple

Narayanpet Municipality

Narayanpet Municipality caters to public services and amenities, social-economic activities  as well as urban poverty alleviation programmes. It was established in the year 1947.

Address:

H.No.1-1-10 Chowk Bazar,
Narayanpet Pin Code-509210
Phone: 08506 281305
E-mail: mlpnrpt123@gmai.com
Website: http://cdma.telangana.gov.in/narayanpet/

Government Offices in Narayanpet


Mandal Parishat Office Maddur
Mandal Parshat, Ravalpalli Road ,Maddur,
Narayanpet, Opp N R Tailar, Mahabubnagar - 509210
Phone: +(91)-9440903136

RDO, Narayanpet
RDO Office, Narayanpet, Narayanpet - 509210
Phone: +(91)-9000101503, +(91)-8506-282048

Narayanpet Fire Station

1, Mahboobnagar Road, Narayanpet,
Near Beerappa Temple, Mahabubnagar - 509210
Phone: +(91)-8506-282401

Narayanpet Sub-Post Office

1, Civil Lines, Main Road, Narayanpet,
Behind BSNL Telephone Exchange, Mahabubnagar - 509210
Phone: +(91)-8506-282322

Tourism in Narayanpet

Adoni (150 kms.) from Narayanpet has tourist attractions such as Jumma Masjid, Adoni Fort, Sri Mahayogi Laxmamma Avva temple, Ranamandala Konda etc.

Kurnool (159 kms. ) from Narayanpet is a place where you can visit Belum Caves, Yaganti temple, Raghvendra Swamy Brindavana, Mallikajuna Swamy temple and Nava Narasimha temple.

Hyderabad is just 165 kms. from Narayanpet and is a hub of tourist places such as Osman Sagar, Shamirpet, Keesara Gutta temple, Durgam Cheruvu and Salarjung Museum.

Warangal is 311 kms. and comprises of tourist destinations like Warangal fort, Khush Mahal, Thousand Pillar Temple, Kakatiya Rock Garden, Ramappa lake.

In Puttaparthi, 388 kms. from Narayanpet, you can see Anjaneya (hanuman) Swamy temple, Sathyabhama temple, Wish fulfilling tree, Chaitanya Jyoti museum etc.

Ramagundam is 413 kms. from Narayanpet where you can visit for sightseeing and visiting tourist places like NTPC Ramagundam, Ramagundam Thermal Plant .

Vijayawada, 435 kms. away comprises of Kondapalli fort, Kanaka Durga temple, Bhavani island, Mogalrajapuram cave, Sri Nagarala, Sri Maha Lakshmi Ammavaru temple.

Adilabad is home to Kuntala falls.

Horsely Hills is 474 kms. where you can also see Mallamma temple and Kaundinya Wildlife Sanctuary.

Tirupati is a much sought after tourist destination for spiritually inclined people. One can visit temples like Sri Kapileshwara Swami temple, Sri Kodandaramaswami temple, Tirumala Tirupati temples and Sri Kalayana Venkateshwaraswami temple.


Saree


Religious Places in Narayanpet


Religious places for Muslims in and near Narayanpet are Syed Shah Masoom Vali Dargah, Macca Masjid, Jama Masjid, Jamiya Masjid, Syed Shah Taqui baba dargah, Lal masjid, Masjid-e-Firdaus, Masjid-e-Haji in Khanpet, Masjid-e-Belaal and Masjid-e-Rahmaniya.

Temples in Narayanpet include Sree Hanuman Temple, Amba Bhavani Mandir, Sri Ganesh temple, Chowdhamma Gudi temple, Mariamma mandir, Sri Balaji Mandir, Mahakali mandir, Polkamma temple, Godugugeri Hanuman temple, Ayyappa Swamy temple, Sree Chakra temple (Samadhi of Sri Bhaskaracharya Great Guru), Satyanarayana Mandir Dwar, Shiv Temple, Markandeswara Temple, Sri Sri Sri Sadguru Avadhuth Narasimha Swami temple, Madhulamma Temple, Hanuman Mandir Gandhinagar, Lingiah Gudi temple and Shirdi Saibaba Temple etc.

There is also a Church in Narayanpet where devout Christians visit for offering their prayers.

Culture in Narayanpet

Primary languages used by people for communication in Narayanpet are Telugu, Kannada, Urdu, English and Marathi.

Bonalu (worship of Goddess Mahakali) and Bathukamma (the unique festival of flowers) are state festivals which are celebrated with great pomp and show! Other festivals too are celebrated with gaiety as this is a cosmopolitan town. Holi, Eid, Diwali, Dussehra or Vijayadashami, Samakka Saarakka Jaathara (in Warangal), Peerla Panduga or Moharram, Ramzan and Christmas etc.

Rule of Landlords is known as Gadila paalana while a landlord is referred to by the term 'dora'. Both 'dora' and 'gadi' (fortress) symbolize feudal culture in Telangana.

Classical music is revered just as Kuchipudi dance and children learn these skills from a very young age. Other art forms that are popular here are painting and folk arts such as Burra katha, shadow puppet show, and perini Shiva Tandavam, Gusadi Dance, Kolatam etc.

                                                               
Kova

Cuisine in Narayanpet

Curries in Narayanpet are prepared mainly two type koora (with wet gravy) and vepudu (dry fry).Cuisine in Narayanpet includes sumptuous dishes such as Gutti Vankaya Koora (Eggplant Fry), Hyderabadi Biryani, Chintakaya Pachadi, Maagaya Pachadi, Pootha Rekulu, Mirchi or Mirapakaya Bajji,  Gongoora pachchadi, Gor Meetilu, Jentikalu, Katte Pongali, Pulihora, Pulusu, Punugulu, Rasam, Sambar, Salla or Majjiga Nirapakalu etc.
 
Telugu sweets and snacks include Pootha Rekulu, Jentikalu, Vadiyalu, Kova, Kajalu, Paramannam, Ariselu, Boorelu, Gaarelu, Bobbatlu or Bhakshaalu, Attu and Dosa.

Non-vegetarian curries prepared here include Kodi-koora (Chicken curry), Yata-mamsam (mutton curry), Chepa Pulusu (fish and tamarind), Chepa-koora (fish curry), Royya-koora (prawn curry), Peethala-koora (crab curry) and Bommidaila Pulusu.

Economy of Narayanpet

Most people in Narayanpet are engaged in making of gold jewellery and weaving sarees. A better transportation infrastructure is required in Narayanpet so that more industries can be set up here which in turn will give the required boost to the economy of this place. Artisans make superior quality pure gold jewellery.


Gold

Since there is no availability of excess water in Narayanpet which is an essential factor for setting up of most industries, people are basically engaged in manufacturing of gold jewellery, leather slippers using coloured leather and also saree weaving. More than two generations in a family have been engaged in saree weaving business!

Nowadays,the young generation leaves for metro cities in search of employment opportunities and education. Most of them go to Mumbai, Pune, Solapur (Maharashtra), Bhiwandi and Hyderabad.

Natural Resources in Narayanpet

The Mesoproterozoic Narayanpet Kimberlite Field (NKF) is located 200 kms North of Wajrakarur Kimberlite Field (WKF) in the Eastern Dharwar Craton in the Southern region of India. A high concentration diamond field was discovered in Timmasamudram (on the West bank of Pennar river) in nearby Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh.

Dharwar Craton alongwith two well-known kimberlite fields forms a prominent kimberlite province in India. These kimberlite fields  are:
  • The Wajrakarur Kimberlite Field (WKF) in Anantapur district, Andhra Pradesh and
  • The Narayanpet Kimberlite Field (NKF) in the Western part of Mahbubnagar district, Telangana and adjoining Gulbarga district, Karnataka.
Today, the district is under the influence of Naxalites and is part of Red Corridor. Although Narayanpet is famous for its handwoven sarees and gold ornaments, it is an irony that the district comes under India's 250 most backward districts! It is also receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF). However, Narayanpet is slowly yet steadily progressing towards development.

Sports in Narayanpet

There is a Mini Stadium in Narayanpet. Construction of Green Field Stadium at Narayanpet, Jakranpally in Nizamabad district is in the offing.


Sports in Narayanpet
   

District Sports Authority in Narayanpet

The District Sports Authority manages and takes care of administration of various stadiums. It also organizes various sports events from time to time for encouraging young talented sports persons to take up sports activities.

Address:

The District Sports Development Officer
District Sports Authority,
Mini Stadium Collectorate
Nizambad 503-033
Phone: 08462232001
Fax: 08462232001
Mail: dsa_nzb@rediffmail.com

There are Sports Complexes in other places in Nizamabad district - Sports Complex in Kamareddy, Sports Complex in Khaleelwadi, a Swimming Pool in nizamabad, Nizamabad Sports Complex comprising of stadiums for wrestling, Rajaram stadium and a Wrestling academy boys hostel.

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