Jangaon, Warangal district
|• MLA||Muthireddy Yadagiri Reddy|
|• Member of Parliament||Burra Narsaiah|
|• Total||26.04 km2 (10.05 sq mi)|
|Elevation||382 m (1,253 ft)|
|• Rank||18th in State|
|• Density||2,000/km2 (5,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
Jangaon is a town in Warangal district Indian state of the Telangana. It is about 85 kilometres from Hyderabad, on the National Highway 163 and State Highway 9 (Suryapet-Siddipet). Jangaon is spread over an area of 26.8 km² and divided into 29 municipal wards as second grade municipality.
Jangaon is located at  It has an average elevation of 345 metres (1,132 ft)..
The name Jangaon evolved from "jain gaon" which means village of Jains, a religion of India. Kolanpak (kulpak) in the Nalgonda district which is about 20 km from Jangaon is a famous pilgrimage center for Jain people and it has much historical background.
When the Jain religion dominated in India, most of the tourists from different places of India visited Kulpak. At that time most of the Jains settled in Jangaon, which was called Jaingaon at that time. Things changed from time to time and people started calling it "Jangaon".
History suggests that there has been human habitation in Jangaon area since the mid-Neolithic period. It was also the capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas. Siddipet, Suryapet and Bhuvanagiri came under Jangaon division before they were made districts later.
In 1953,there was shuffling of areas shifting of some villages from one taluka to the other. Subsequently, when Warangal district was divided to facilitate administrative control and on October 1, 1953 the Khmman district was formed. Khammam, Yellandu, Madhira, Burugunpahad and Palavancha talukas have been made part of it. Warangal, Mulugu, Mahaboobabad, Pakala remained in Warangal district. But Parkaala from Karimnagar and Jangaon from Nalgonda have become part of Warangal district. After these changes in 1953, few villages of Jangaon taluka went to Medak district and some remained in Nalgonda district.
As of the 2011 India census, Jangaon had a population of 52,394. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Jangaon City has an average literacy rate of 82.3%, higher than the national average of 74.5% and state average of 67.02 %: male literacy is 89.8%, and female literacy is 74.5%. In Jangaon, 10% of the population is under 6 years of age.
Jangaon experiences a tropical kind of climate. It's a drought prone area according to Geological survey. Experiences very hot summers, moderate winters and rains less than the average precipitation.
Government and politics
Jangaon Municipality was constituted in 1953 and is classified as a second grade municipality with 24 municipal wards. The jurisdiction of the civic body is spread over an area of 16.04 km2 (6.19 sq mi).
Nawabpet cattle market is the second biggest market in Telangana state. The people here directly or indirectly depend on agriculture. Farming, farming related business, education, retail and wholesale business, handloom, weaving etc. are the major occupations. It is expected that the completion of J Chokka Rao Godavari Devadula Lift Irrigation Phase – II[when?], will boost the farming activity and also will provide fluoride-free drinking water to the area.
Places of interest
Jeedikal is a holy place where devotees worship Shri Rama, Laxmana, Sita and Hanuman. Devotees believe Shri Ram passed through Jeedikal in search of Golden Deer (Mareecha). Jeedikal Jatara is a biennial event. People from all over Telangana region visit this temple to attend the holy event. Kolanupaka was the second capital of the Kalyani Chalukyas during the 11th Century AD. During this period the village was the center of the Jains as well as the Saivites. According to literary evidence, it is the birthplace of 'Renukacharya', the great 'Veera Saiva' saint, believed to be born from the 'Svayambaghu Linga' at this village and absorbed into it after preaching Veera Saivam. Besides the Jain temple, other temples at Kulpak are the Shree Veeranarayan temple, and the Shree Someshwara temple.
Pembarthi, located 6 km from Jangaon, is world famous for brass artifacts. The craftsmen at Pembarthi follow the method of embossing on brass and copper sheets. Komaravelli is a holy place where devotees worship Komaravelli Mallanna Swamy. Yadagirigutta is a popular Hindu temple of Narasimha Swamy situated on a hillock, located about 35 km from Jangaon. Banapuram has an old Hanuman temple, temple of Lord Venkateshwara and Ayyappa Temple. At the time of Bathukamma festival women play bathukamma here. Sri Someswara Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple Palakurthi.
Tharigoppula has oldest temples like Nalla Pochamma Temple, Tharigoppula and Shri Chenna Keshavaswamy Temple, Tharigoppula located about 28 km from Jangaon. Nalla Pochamma Temple, Tharigoppula and Shri Chenna Keshavaswamy Temple, Tharigoppula was constructed by Arjula Dynasty Reddy Kings Arjula Jagga Reddy & Arjula Joga Reddy, muula purush for the Arjula Dynasty. Arjula Dynasty was Samantha Rajulu in Kakatiya Dynasty.
Sri Someshwara Laxminarasimha Swamy Temple, Palakurthy is 34 km from Jangoan on a hillock in the outskirts of Palakurthi Mandal headquarters. It is also the birthplace of famous poet "Palakurthi Somanadha Kavi" of 12 the century.
Jangaon is a major education hub in the district. Apart from local students, many students from the surrounding villages pursue their Education. There are Engineering Colleges, Pharmacy colleges, Degree Colleges, Junior Colleges and international Schools in the town.
Jangaon is well connected with rail and road. National highway 163, and state highway 16 passes through the town. It is about 85 km from the state capital, Hyderabad, and 60 km from district headquarters Warangal city. Jangaon railway station is on Secunderabad Kazipet route. The state's bus service provider TSRTC has a bus depot in Jangaon.
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