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Dharmapuri is a town and mandal headquarters in Karimnagar district of Telangana, India. Dharmapuri Assembly constituency was a SC reserved constituency of Andhra Pradesh Legislative Assembly, India in the unified Andhra Pradesh. It is one among 13 constituencies in Karimnagar district.
The villages in Dharmapuri mandal are:
Geography and demographics
Dharmapuri is situated at a distance of about 28–30 km from Jagityal town and 42 km from Mancherial railway station on the Kazipet–Balharsha section of the South Central Railway on the Bank of River Godavari. This river flows West to East except in Dharmapuri where it flows North to South hence the river is termed as Dakshina Vahini [South Flowing].
Though all the villages surrounded by Dharmapuri have regular Dialect of Telangana Accent of Telugu, Dharmapuri has a typical Telugu Accent spoken by local Vedic Brahmins which is very peculiar to this Ancient Vedic Village. For example, to say "ATOO" meaning "Towards that side", they say "ASHOO". Similarly "ITOO" referring "Towards this side" they say "ISHOO". Local Brahmins used to refer the Godavari river at Dharmapuri as Ganga for the reason that Godavari is also rendered respect of holding the name "The Dakshin Ganga".
Godavari river near Dharmapuri has a number of places (Brahma Gundam, Yama Gundam, Satyavathi Gundam, Pala Gundam, etc...) to take holy bath.
Dharmapuri has produced some of the best Sanskrit Scholars. The temple presently under the management of Endowment Department of Government of Andhra Pradesh, has an old Copper Relics depicting the "Sthala Purana" [The Locational Description].
Local Brahmins had the peculiar custom of marrying within their own relations as such lot of families spread within themselves. Some of them married girls from Tamil Nadu and Karnataka. Those young brides married way back in 1930s and 1940s during the time of Nizam, people of Tamil Nadu married their young children presuming "Dharmapuri" to be one of Dharmapuri near Salem of Tamil Nadu.
- "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. Retrieved 2007-05-29.