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మహబూబ్ నగర్ జిల్లా
|• Total||18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)|
|Elevation||498 m (1,634 ft)|
|• Total||3,513 934|
|• Density||167/km2 (430/sq mi)|
|• Official||Urdu, Telugu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Coastline||0 kilometres (0 mi)|
|Sex ratio||0.973 ♂/♀|
|Precipitation||803 millimetres (31.6 in)|
|Avg. annual temperature||35.0 °C (95.0 °F)|
|Avg. summer temperature||40.9 °C (105.6 °F)|
|Avg. winter temperature||25.0 °C (77.0 °F)|
Mahbubnagar or Mahboobnagar (Telugu: మహబూబ్ నగర్, Urdu: محبوب نگر), formerly known as Palamooru, is a district in the Telangana region in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India. It is named after its largest city and district headquarters, Mahbubnagar.
It is the second largest district in the state by area, located 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the state capital of Hyderabad.
The largest towns in the district are Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet, Atmakur, Achampet, Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Jadcherla, Kalwakurthy, Shadnagar, Kodangal, Amarchintha, Makhtal, Alampur, Kollapur and Nagarkurnool.
Mahbubnagar was formerly known as "Rukmammapeta", "Palamooru", or "Cholawadi" (the land of the Cholas). The name was changed to Mahbubnagar on 4 December 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869–1911 AD). During the Nizam era, the people of this area used to sell milk, so it was named as "Palamoor'( Paalu=Milk,Uooru mean =Village in Telugu).
The area that forms current Mahbubnagar district has held historic significance. The region was at the core of the Satavahana dynasty from 221 BC to 218 AD, and also a large part of the Chalukya dynasty from the 5th to the 11th century AD. The region was later part of the Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512 AD), with its capital city Golkonda located near Hyderabad.
In 1518 it came under control of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which reigned until 1687. The region was then a part of Hyderabad State, ruled by the Asaf Jahi dynasty, from 1724 to 1948. Mahbubnagar was most likely an historically Buddhist area, as many historic temples were destroyed by the Asaf Jahi rulers. There are no Buddhist temples remaining, however.
Mahbubnagar district became independent along with Hyderabad and joined the democratic state of India on 18 September 1948.
Palamoor Samasthans tell the recent history of some parts of this region, which are still familiar to the Palamoor people.[clarification needed]
In 2006 the Indian government named Mahbubnagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of 640 total). It is one of 13 districts in Andhra Pradesh currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).
From 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1186 households in 45 villages across the district. They found that 89.9% had access to electricity, 98.8% had access to drinking water, 21.2% had access to toilet facilities and 50.7% lived in a pucca (permanent) home. 47% of girls wed before the legal age of 18 and 95% of interviewees carried a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card.
According to the 2011 census Mahbubnagar district has a population of 4,042,191, roughly equal to that of Liberia or the US state of Oregon. This gives it a ranking of 55th most populous in India (out of 640). The district has a population density of 219 inhabitants per square kilometre (570 /sq mi). Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.03%. Mahbubnagar has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males and a literacy rate of 56.06%.
The primary languages spoken in the district are Telugu, Urdu and Hindi.
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Mahbubnagr District has many important temples, dargas and churches:
- Alampur: Alampur is home to the Sri Sri Sri Jogulaamba temple, the fifth of the famous 18 Shakthi Peethas, and the Sri Bala Brahmeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) Temple. As a reference in the Vedas suggests, Alampur is the Dakshina Dwaaram or southern entrance of Srisailam.
- Umamaheswaram: Umamaheswaram is a famous Lord Shiva temple in Rangapur, Achampet. It is the northern gate of Srisailam.
- Mallela Theertham: Famous for its Shiva Lingam at the foot of a waterfall, this holy place attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year.
- Manyamkonda: This is a Venkateswara Swami temple about 10 km. from Mahbubnagar town. It is also known as "Pedala (poor people) Tirupathi".
- Wanaparthy: The erstwhile King's Palace which stands at the center of the town now hosts the Krishna Devaraya Polytechnic College. Wanaparthy is a university town, being an educational and business center for the regional population.
- Jataprole: This is a famous Lord Santhana Venugopalaswamy temple that receives thousands of devotees every day.
- Maddimadugu: This famous Lord Anjaneya Swamy temple receives thousands of devotees every weekend.
- Chintarevula: Situated on the southern banks of river Krishna about 10 km from PJP dam, Chintarevula is famous for its Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple.
- Sri Sri Sri Sadguru Avadhuth Narasimha Swami Math is located in Narayanpet.
- Beechupally: Hanuman temple
- Sri Shiridhi Sai Baba temple, which is made of white marble, is located in Atmakur.
- Somashila, a religious town located 100 kilometres (62 mi) from the district headquarters near Kollapur, has a magnificent temple complex. It is on the banks of the Krishna river.
- Kurumoorthy is a religious place that holds the Jatara (a special event).[clarification needed]
- Sirsanagandla is famous for Gattu Jatara during the period of Sri Rama Navami.
- Saleswaram is a famous Lord Shiva or Lingamaiah swamy (as Shiva is known to local devotees). This holy place is about 10 km into Nalamalla forest. It is famous for its wedge-shaped waterfall, which seems to have been chiselled across a huge stone. The Shiva Lingam is in a cave next to the waterfall. This place is usually open for pilgrims only for three days a year starting two days before the full moon in the month of April.
- Srirangapuram, in Pebbair mandal, is famous for Sri Ranganayaka Swamy temple.
- Narasimha Swami and Laxmi Matha temples are in Singottam village in Kollapur mandal.
- Mahboob Subhani Dargah, Sri Anjaneya Swamy and Venkateswara Swamy temples are in Pulgarcharla village in Pangal mandal.
- Shaneswaralayam in Nadiwaddemam is the second-most famous Shaneswara temple in India.
- Chinna Tirupati in Devuni Palem is located near Nagarkurnool.
- Avancha is home to the largest Ekashila statue of Ganapathi in Asia.
- There are Hanuman and Shiva temples in Buddaram Gandi, Gopalpet mandal.
- There are Narasimha Swami and Laxmi Matha temples in Solipur Gnapur mandal
- There is a lingeswaraswamytemple in aku nellikudur,tadoor mandal near nagarkurnool '
- Kandoor is a religious place that holds the Jatara (special gathering) at the time of Ugadi, Kandoor, located in Addakal Mandal
- Burgula Ramakrishna Rao – Former Chief Minister of Hyderabad State
- Suravaram Pratapareddy – Social historian
- Nagam Janardhan Reddy - Politician
- Dr.G.Chinna Reddy - Politician
- Smt.Durga Bhaktavatsal-eminent social worker & politician
- Bulemoni Venkateshwarlu – Writer and Journalist
- D. Vittal Rao – Politician
- S. Jaipal Reddy – Politician
- Goreti Venkanna – Singer
- N. Rajeshwar reddy - politician
- C. Narsi Reddy - politician
- Prof.Hara Gopal,Human Rights Activist.
- Venepally Bhagwanth rao,(Philanthropist)Kondanagula,ACPT.
- K S Ravi Kumar, Chairman, JPNES
- Shrinivas Acharya T, Principal Director- Vishwa Vishwani School of Business, Hyderabad www.vvsb.ac.in
- Rameshwar Vityala, international director, vasavi clubs international
- MA.Rauoof - great social worker
- Rajagiri pasuharamulu, great socialist National gandhi prathistan awardee,Bhudaanist with Acharya G Vinobhabhaave
- D K Aruna,Minister for Cinematography.
- B.Pavan Kumar Reddy -Politician
Mahbubnagar district falls under the jurisdiction of Osmania University and Palamuru University. The district has many government junior, undergraduate and graduate colleges. Apart from these, the district also has the following private institutions:
- Palamuru University
- Gnana Bharathi High School
- Modern High School
- VRK Degree College, Nagar Kurnool
- Fatima Vidyalayam
- Bodhini Public School
- Adarsh Degree and PG College
- PHRM Degree College
- Sri Nagoji Rao Institute Of Technology & Science
- SVS Medical College
- Jaya Prakash Narayana Engineering College
- Jaya Prakash Narayan Educational Society Group of Institutions, Christianpally
- Sree Visveswaraya Institute of Technology & Science
- Sri Kottam Tulasi Reddy Memorial College Of Engineering
- Sri Vasavi Degree College
- Vikas Junior College
- Nalanda Vidyalaya High School
- Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Agriculture Institute, Madanapuram, Kothakota
- Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Palem Village, Nagarkurnool
- Panchavati Vidyalaya High School, Christianpally
- Panchavati Vidyalaya High School, Bhuthpur
- Chaitanya High School, Yenugonda
- Sri Chaithanya Degree & P.G. College
- Swetha Institute of Technology
- Vivekananda Institute of Science and Information Technology, shadnagar
- umamaheshwara degree college,kondanagula(vill)Balmur(M),Achampet.
- Kendriya Vidyalaya ,Yenugonda, Mahabubnagar
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