Aghapura

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Aghapura
Suburb
Aghapura is located in Telangana
Aghapura
Aghapura
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°23′18″N 78°27′52″E / 17.3882°N 78.4645°E / 17.3882; 78.4645Coordinates: 17°23′18″N 78°27′52″E / 17.3882°N 78.4645°E / 17.3882; 78.4645
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Languages
 • OfficialDeccani Urdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500457 (GPO)
Lok Sabha constituencySecunderabad
Planning agencyGHMC

Aghapura is a neighbourhood in Hyderabad, India. Located between the major suburbs of Hyderabad, Nampally and Mehdipatnam. The area is famous for ‘Aghapura Charkhandil’ - elderly people say during the Nizam era - four lamps used to exist which would be lit in the night. A designated person would light the lamps every day during the evening. Hence this particular spot is still referred to its old name and is a landmark. Aghapura is named after Agha Muhammad Dawood Abul Ulai, a disciple of Sufi saint Shah Mohammed Hassan Abul Ulai.[1] This area is specifically famous for the 150-year-old shrine of the Sufi saint Shah Mohammed Hassan Abul Ulai. [2] The shrine, also known as Aghapura Dargah, was awarded during world Heritage day.[3]

Transport[edit]

Aghapura is connected by buses run by TSRTC.

The closest MMTS train station is at Nampally is about 1 KM away.

Business[edit]

Aghapura is the center of attention during the Urs (celebration) of the Aghapura Dargah. This locality is also in highlight for a political reason as the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen(AIMIM) party's headquarters located at Darussalam.[4]

Neighbourhoods[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Khan, Asif Yar (30 August 2012). "Aghapura moving ahead with times". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  2. ^ Iyer, Lalita (28 January 2018). "Illuminated Aghapura Dargah is a delight". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 31 January 2019.
  3. ^ "World Heritage award". 2004.
  4. ^ "AIMIM Headquaters at Darusalama". www.uniindia.com. 30 December 2018.