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About the Karimnagar district
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Brief About Karimnagar District
Karimnagar District forms the part of theTelangana(Northern) a region which finds mention in Hewitts's references in his "Ruling Races of Pre-histric Times",giving an indication that this part of South India was by no means unimportant in the ancient world. The District derived its name 'Karimnagar' by Qiladar late Nizam ,Syed Karim Uddin.

The district lies on the northern part ofAndhra Pradesh approximately between the latitudes 18 deg and 19 deg and longitudes 78 deg. 30 mn and 80 deg 31 min. The district is bounded on the north by Adilabad district,on the west by Medak District,on the North West by Nizamabad on the South by Warangal District and on the East by Godavari River.

Karimnagar District forms the part of theTelangana(Northern) a region which finds mention in Hewitts's references in his "Ruling Races of Pre-histric Times",giving an indication that this part of South India was by no means unimportant in the ancient world.The District derived its name 'Karimnagar' by Qiladar late Nizam ,Syed Karim Uddin.

The district lies on the northern part ofAndhra Pradesh approximately between the latitudes 18 deg and 19 deg and longitudes 78 deg. 30 mn and 80 deg 31 min. The district is bounded on the north by Adilabad district,on the west by Medak District,on the North West by Nizamabad on the South by Warangal District and on the East by Godavari River.

Forest
The forest in the district are grouped into two divisions viz. Karimnagar East Division and Karimnagar West Division. The east division consists of four ranges viz. Azamnagar, Bupalle, chintakani and mahadevpur while the west forest conatins five ranges viz Jagitial, Raikal, Koidmial,Manthani and Sircilla. The forest of this district fall under Tropical dry deciduous and Tropical thorn forest types consisting of mixed teak and miscellaneous type of corporation

Irrigation Project : Sreeeram Sagar Project
Medium Irrigation Projects : Shanigaram, Boggulavagu,
Kalvala Project
Tanks : 5,830

No.of holding :
No. of Marginal holding : 3,40,023
No. of Small holding : 1,10,971
No. of Medium holding : 80,147
No. of Large holding : 2,444

Area
Gross cropped Area : 5,72,714 Hectors
Net cropped Area : 4,15,429 "
Gross irrigated Area : 4,19,920 "
Net irrigated Area : 2,92,454 "

Adminstrative Set Up
On reorganization during 1986 the 14 revenue talks have

been divided into 56 Mandals.Recently Elagiad Mandal is
carved out taking some villages of sultanabad and some
villages of Julapally mandal making total number of
mandals to 57.

Revenue Divisions
There were 5 revenue divisions namely
Karimnagar
Jagtial
Peddapalli
Manthani
Siricilla

Tourism

VEMULAWADA
Vemulawada is situated at about 11 kms to the NorthEast of Sirsilla and 36kms from the Karimnagar on the Karimnagar, KamaReddy bus route. Buses ply regularly from Karimnagar, KamaReddy and Hyderabad. This place owes its importance ti the sacred and famous temple of Sri Rajarajeswara, an incarnation of Lord Siva. There is a Koneru known as Dharmagundam, the waters of which have some curative properties thousands of piligrims from all parts of the state congrgate here especially during Mahasivaratri and Kalyanotsavam of the deity. The income of the temple is said to exceed 3 to 4 lakhs of rupees every year. A great part of it is derived during the course of these festivals. The other shrines of importance are that of Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, Bhimeshwara Swamy, Kodanda Ramaswamy, Kasi Visweswara and Rajaswari. Apart from these there is a tomb of Muslim saint.

How far : 150 km from Hyderabad

What to see : Sri Rajarajeswara Swamy temple and the Mosque inside the premises Vemulawada, located 150 km from Hyderabad is known for Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple. It is one of the very few temples devoted to Lord Siva. Popularly known as Dakshana Kashi (Benaras of South India) the temple attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the country. The Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple is a fine example of communal harmony where both Hindus and Muslims offer obeisance to Lord Siva and Allah. The temple at Vemulawada is next only to Tirupati in terms of its revenues. The temple contributes Rs. 8 lakhs anually to the gram Panchayat for developmental activities in the pilgrim town. Special arrangements are made for the pilgrims during the festival. Several cultural and social activities are also organised by the authorities. Free boarding and lodging is provided to the students. Besides, the temple also offers donations for other small temples. On the Sivaratri day, a record three to four lakh pilgrims through the sacred temple at Vemulawada. Special poojas and darshans are held to mark the festivity. Mahalingarchana is performed by about hundred archakas. At midnight Ekadasa Rudrabhishekham is performed to the deity. The temple is brightly illuminated in the night, presenting an aesthetic look.

LEGEND
The puranic version has it that Lord Siva after having stayed at Kashi, Chidambaram, Srisailam and Kedareswaram chose to reside at Vemulawada. History records that Vemulawada was ruled by successive dynasties - the Ikshwakus, the Satavahanas and later by the Chalukyas who made it their state capital. The presiding deity is Sri Raja Rajeswara Swamy, also called Rajanna. To the right of the presiding deity is the idol of Sri Raja Rajeswari Devi and to the left is the idol of Sri Laxmi Sahitha Siddi Vinayaka. In the temple premises there is a holy tank called the Dharma Gundam. Three mandapas were constructed on it and the statue of Lord Eshwara resides in the middle. The Lord is seen in a meditation posture with five lingas surrounding the holy tank. The lighting of the holy lamp or Ganda Deepam is also considered auspicious by the devotees visiting the shrine. Although devotees make offerings to the presiding diety in different ways, the most important one is Kode Mokku (offering of bull to God). The devotees who bring the bull take them round the temple and tie it somewhere in the temple complex. The significance of this ritual is that devotees will be cleansed of their sins and they can beget children. This temple attracts followers of both Vaishnavism (worshippers of Vishnu), and Saivism (worshippers of Siva), and is also being frequented by Jains and Buddists. The sculptures on the temples also depict the cultures of Jainism and Buddhism. A unique feature of the temple at Vemulawada is that it also houses a 400 year old mosque inside its premises. It is believed that the mosque was built as a tribute to a muslim devot

DHARMAPURI
Dharmapuri is situated at a distance of about 48kms. from Jagityal town and 51 Kms. from Peddapalle railway station on the Kazipet_Balharsha Section of the south Central Railway. Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimhaswamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Siva With Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas carved on a single slab of stone and Mahishasuramardhani, the sixty pillared temple, Mahalakshmi temple and Akkapalle Rajanna temple are the other temples of importance that heighten the sancity of the places of tourist interest in the State and the kalyanotsavam of Lakshminarasimhaswamy celebrated during February-March attracts nearly a lakh of piligrims.

KALESWARAM
(Mahadevpur Mandal)

This village lies in thick forest surroundings, at a distance of 16kms from Mahadevapuram and 32kms from Manthani at a picturesque spot where the river Godavari receives into its stream another small river called the Pranahitha. The place is considered to be sacred not only on account of it being a confluence but also due to the existence of many ancient temples. Among these temples, the one dedicated to "Mukteswara Swamy"is the mostimportant. special signi ficance attatched to these shrine owing to the eistence of two Sivalingams on one Panivattam. The Sivalingam in this place is considered to be one of the three Jyothirlingams of Lord Siva which constitued the three corners of the Andhra Desha, the other two being at Srisailam in Kurnool and in Draksharama in East Godavari districts. There is also a temple dedicated to Brahma here, a rather uncommon feature. Mahasivarathri festival cele brated here for two days during 'Magha' attracts a very large number of devotees.

KOTHAKONDA
(Bheemadevarpalle Mandal)

This village is situated at a distance of 35kms from Huzurabad. As it surrounded on all sides by hills,the only means of convayance to the village is by bullock-cart.On a hillrock at the place,there are ruins of big fort with huge gateways bearing beatiful architecture resembling that of the Kakatiyas. There are five ponds on the top of the spacious hill.Of these, two are reported to contain water even under severe drought conditions.The temple of Veerabadraswamy at the foot of the Kalyanotsavam celebrated in honour of the deity for 10 days from Pushya Bahula Panchami attaccts about 50,000 pilgrims.

ELGANDAL FORT
(Karimnagar Mandal)

It is situated on the banks of the Manair river amidst palm groves at a distance of 10kms from Karimnagar on the KamaReddy road. This place is historically important because 5 important dynamic sites ruled over this place. The antiquities of the place worth mentioning are 1.A fort on a hill.2.Brindavan tank on the outside of the eastern gateway of the fort by Zafar-ud-Doula in 1754 A.D. with minarets that oscillate when shaken and toms of the Muslim saints like syed Shah Munawar Quadri saheb, Doola Shah saheb, syed Maroof Saheb, Shah Talib Bismilla Saheb and Vali Hyder saheb. On the 11th and 12th days of Moharram, and annual Urs of these saint's is celebrated by the Muslims and Hindus alike with great reverence and people from far off places participate in it. Besides, there are temples of Nelakantha Swamy and Narasimha Swamy.

UJJWALA PARK
Ujjwala Park is one among the tourist places in Karimnagar. This was inagurated in the year 2001 by . Ujjawal Park has an excellent atmosphere. George Fernandes has visited the Ujjawala Park and has given the mesails of the war ---

LOWER MANAIR DAM
Lower Manair Dam Situated at Karimnagar District .LowerManairDam Works will started in1974 and ending of manair dam in 1985. In Manair Dam area at katiya Canal 146.00 km to 234 km. And Distributaries D 84 to D 94. And D.B.M 1 to D.B.M 29. Lower Manair Dam Water will goes up to 2,62,326 ac’s .

INDUSTRIES
There are 228 small scale industries in the district. The bulk of the industries is based on agriculture, engineering, forest and mineral sectors and animal husbandry employing more than 3000 people. These units are mostly consisting of rice mills, saw, oil, dhall and other grain mills, seed and other processing mills. Some important small sector industries are of general jobbing and engineering, like sizing of Yaukhadhl, manufacture of paper and tiles, stone dressing and crushing, cement concrete pipes, repairing of motor vehicles etc. The major industries in the district are based on production of chemicals like urea and ammonia for manufacturing urea liquid, nitrogen, argon gas, liquid argon anf liquid oxygen.

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