Nakrekal

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Nakrekal
Town
Nakrekal is located in Telangana
Nakrekal
Nakrekal
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°10′00″N 79°26′00″E / 17.166667°N 79.433333°E / 17.166667; 79.433333Coordinates: 17°10′00″N 79°26′00″E / 17.166667°N 79.433333°E / 17.166667; 79.433333
Country  India
State Telangana
District Nalgonda
Nearest city Suryapet
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508211
Telephone code 08682
Lok Sabha constituency Bhongir
Vidhan Sabha constituency Nakrekal
Website http://www.nakrekal.org/

Nakrekal is a town and municipality in Nalgonda district in India and has a population of 50,000 as of 2010. It is located along the Indian National Highway No. 9, about 27 km (17 mi). from the district headquarters at the town of Nalgonda.

Geography[edit]

Nakrekal is located at 17°10′00″N 79°26′00″E / 17.1667°N 79.4333°E / 17.1667; 79.4333.[1] It has an average elevation of 240 metres (790 ft).

History[edit]

Traces of Neolithic culture were found at Chota Yelupu, where sling stones and other objects of interest were unearthed. The existence of Megalithic culture was revealed by the discovery of innumerable burials at various places like Tipparti, Nakrekal, Nalgonda etc.

In ancient times, this place was known as Naagarikallu (from the Book of Vasantharaya (Vinnakota Vallabhamathya)'s Kridabiramam).

Nakrekal Mandal has a rich ancient history. Surya Kumar explored megalithic monuments, which are from the Iron Age period (1000 B.C. to 200 B.C.) and found three types of Megalithic monuments: stone circles, dolemanscist burials, and burrows. These are funerary burials of ancient Iron Age people..

Nakrekal has temples like Shankara,Kanakadurga, Yellamma, Veerabrahmendra Swamy and Saibaba Temples. Saibaba Temple is awesome in Nakrekal. Saibaba Temple is second temple in the state of Telangana.

Chandupatla a village 5 KM from Nakrekal town. There are several ancient temples built under the reigon of the Kakatiya and before. The historians, writers and people of Chandupatla village, where an inscription [2]that confirmed the exact death date of great Kakatiya ruler Rani Rudrama Devi was found few years ago. Until the inscription was found in 1994 at Chandupatla that confirmed the death date of Rudrama Devi as 1289 AD, November 27, there was no proof available on the death of the first Hindu woman emperor of India. The inscription was installed very close to the village tank by a soldier of Rudrama Devi’s army Puvvula Mummadi, who is believed to be a native of Chandupatla. The inscription also says the Chief of Army of Rudrama Devi, Mallikarjuna Nayakudu, was killed on the same day, but there was no mention of the reason and the place of her death

Inscription on the death of Rani Rudrama Devi in Chandupalta 1289 AD [3]చందుపట్లలో రాణిరుద్రమ తుదిశ్వాస


Transport[edit]

The town has an APSRTC bus station, with many buses connecting to the nearby villages and towns. The bus is the major means of transportation for the people to move to other towns. For internal transport, people use mostly bicycles. These days, scooters, motorcycles are a common sight and are rapidly replacing the bicycle.

Economy[edit]

The town's development is attributed largely to its location on the highway and has a linear settlement pattern. Other towns in the vicinity of Nakrekal are Suryapet, Narketpally, Nalgonda and Miryalguda. The place is developing industrially nowadays. There are many rice mills, Para Boiled Industries. There are also PVC Pipe industry, Cotton Zinning Industry, Ferro Alloys Industries etc. Nakrekal is famous for its power loom industry (both manual and machine operated).

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