Kazipet

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Kazipet
కాజీపేట کازاپیٹ
Kazipeta
Neighbourhood
Old Engine
A view of the main entrance of Kazipet Railway Station
Kazipet is located in Telangana
Kazipet
Kazipet
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°58′00″N 79°30′00″E / 17.96667°N 79.50000°E / 17.96667; 79.50000Coordinates: 17°58′00″N 79°30′00″E / 17.96667°N 79.50000°E / 17.96667; 79.50000
Country  India
State Telangana
Metro Warangal
Government
 • Body Greater Warangal Municipal Corporation
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 506003 [1]
Telephone code +91–870
Vehicle registration TS–03

Kazipet is a neighbourhood of Warangal city, in the state of Telangana, India.

Education[edit]

Kazipet is well known for its professional & convent educational institutions in both government and private, that are well recognized throughout the state. Kazipet also have schools run by South Central RailwaySouth Central Railway Boys High School (Telugu Medium), South Central Railway Girls High School (Telugu Medium) and Central Railway Mixed High School (English Medium).

Kazipet has two government run schools – The Government Boys School popularly known as Pedda badi is one of the oldest schools in Kazipet, and the Government Girls School located near the highway to Hyderabad, just few hundred meters from the Kazipet Junction.

One of India's premier engineering institutes, the National Institute of Technology is located in Kazipet. The Kakatiya University is located 9 kilometers from Kazipet railway station, and Kakatiya Medical College is the nearest medical college.

Railway Junction[edit]

Platforms 1 and 2 at Kazipet Junction Railway Station

Kazipet railway station is one of the important railway stations of Indian Railways that connects North and South India,[2] and locomotive (largely diesel) maintenance division in Telangana. A wagon manufacturing unit is proposed to be set up by the Central government [3]

Some streets in the town include Bapuji Nagar, Bhavani Nagar, Balaji Nagar, Diesel Colony, Prasanth Nagar, Rahmath Nagar, Siddhartha Nagar, Somidi, Venkatadri Nagar, Vidhyanagar Vishunupuri and Jublee Market. All are well established and good facility availed locations in the town.

Culture[edit]

Hindu religious places of worship

Goddess Mahankali Temple is located in Vishnupuri and is famous for Mahankalli Jatara once in a year 1 km from the railway station. Here in Jatara (carnival), a few people dress up in different costumes called as Pothuraju.

Sri Mettu Ramalingesvara Swamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located at distance of 5 km from Kazipet railway station. The temple is 100 years old situated on top of a hill called Mettugutta.

Swetharka mula Ganapathi Temple dedicated to Lord Ganesh is located in Vishnupuri.

Islamic religious places of worship

Syed Shah Afzal Biabani (1795 – 1856 A.D / 1210 – 26 Safar, 1272 AH) was a Sufi from Warangal, Hyderabad State (now Kazipet 132 km from Hyderabad, India). He was appointed as Kazi of Warangal during the reign of Nizam Ali Khan (Asaf Jah II). Thus the name Kazipet. His dargah is among the pilgrimage centers of Warangal, Telangana.[4]

The word "Biabani" indicates a type of rural area in Persian and Urdu. He received this nickname because he spent 12 years in Tasawwuf (a form of Sufi meditation) in the caves located in the forest of Battupalli near Kazipet.[5]

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