Khairtabad

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Khairtabad
neighbourhood
Khairatabad's famous ganesh idol
Khairatabad's famous ganesh idol
Khairtabad is located in Telangana
Khairtabad
Khairtabad
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°26′38″E / 17.436793°N 78.443906°E / 17.436793; 78.443906Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°26′38″E / 17.436793°N 78.443906°E / 17.436793; 78.443906
Country  India
State Telangana
District Hyderabad
Metro Hyderabad
Government
 • Body GHMC
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 500 004
Lok Sabha constituency Secunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituency Khairatabad
Planning agency GHMC

Khairatabad (Telugu: ఖైరతాబాదు) is in Hyderabad, India. It is the biggest assembly constituency in Telangana.

It has a major road junction of five roads called the Khairatabad circle, among the busiest in the city. The roads leading from the junction are towards and from Somajiguda, Ameerpet, Hussain sagar, Lakdi-ka-pul, and Anandnagar. One such extension of Khairatabad circle is the Raj Bhavan Road, where the residence of the Governor of Telangana is located.[1] There are many notable institutions and organizations that include Institution of Engineers, Administrative Staff College of India, Road Transport Authority (RTA), APTRANSCO & APGENCO, HMWS&SB, PATEL BUILDING, Nasr School, Zilla Parishad, ZEE Telefilms, Press Club, Laymen's Evangelical Church Shadan Group of Educational Institutions etc.,[2]

The Vishweshwaraiah flyover starts at the circle and leads to Hussain sagar lake.

The area is named after a Khairunnissa whose tomb is located next to the Khairtabad Mosque though the access is to the backside of the monument. (Speculation) This tomb could be of Khair-un-Nissa, the wife of Captain James Achilles Kirkpatrick mentioned in the 2002 book White Mughals by William Dalrymple, though the book doesn't mention any such tomb.You can also see 300 years old Reddy's house(Surname:Maramaganti) PATEL BUILDING.

Khairtabad Mosque 1626. Photo, by Lala Deen Dayal in 1885

The Idol and the Ganesh Chathurthi[edit]

Main article: Khairtabad Ganesh

The largest Lord Ganesh Idol in the world is installed at the Khairtabad State Library during the Ganesh chaturthi festival and is immersed at Hussain sagar lake.

All the local people participate in the 11-day festival and thousands of people from many places, not only in and around Hyderabad but also throughout India, visit the Idol and get the blessings of the Lord Ganesh. On the 11th day, a big procession takes place and the idol is carried to the Hussain Sagar Lake. After immersing the idol, the festival ends.

The local people formed a committee, 'Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairtabad' www.ganapathideva.org, to maintain the proceedings during the festival days. The Singari's family is dedicated in conducting of the Lord Ganesh festival since 1954. Many poor families survive by selling many products to the visitors.

Three months prior to the festival day, Ganesh Chathurthi, the construction of the idol begins. Nearly 200 workers lead by an sculpturist works day and night for three months to construct the biggest idol, nearly 58 feet height.


Landmarks[edit]

  • Bella Vista, Hyderabad
  • Mint Compound
  • Indian Institute of Engineers
  • RTA
  • ZEE TELEFILMS
  • Eenadu
  • Tomb of Khairunnissa.
  • Press Club
  • AP Electricity board.
  • Patel Building.

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Transport[edit]

Khairtabad is connected by MMTS Hyderabad, a local train service. Buses are run by the state-owned TSRTC, and is well connected to all parts of Hyderabad .

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