Khairtabad

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Khairtabad
Khairatabad's famous ganesh idol
Khairatabad's famous ganesh idol
Khairtabad is located in Telangana
Khairtabad
Khairtabad
Location in Telangana, India
Khairtabad is located in India
Khairtabad
Khairtabad
Khairtabad (India)
Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°26′38″E / 17.436793°N 78.443906°E / 17.436793; 78.443906Coordinates: 17°26′12″N 78°26′38″E / 17.436793°N 78.443906°E / 17.436793; 78.443906
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
MetroHyderabad
Founded1626
Government
 • BodyGHMC
 • MLAC. Ramachandra Reddy
Languages
 • OfficialTelugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500004
Vehicle registrationTS-09
Lok Sabha constituencySecunderabad
Vidhan Sabha constituencyKhairatabad
Planning agencyGHMC
Websitetelangana.gov.in

Khairatabad is a Mandal falls under Secunderabad Revenue division in Hyderabad District. It has a major road junction of five roads called the Khairatabad circle, among the busiest in the city. The roads leading from the junction are towards and from Somajiguda, Ameerpet, Hussain sagar, Lakdi-ka-pul, and Anandnagar. One such extension of Khairatabad circle is the Raj Bhavan Road, where the residence of the Governor of Telangana is located.[1] There are many notable institutions and organizations that include Institution of Engineers, Administrative Staff College of India, Road Transport Authority (RTA), TSTRANSCO & TSGENCO, HMWS&SB, PATEL BUILDING, Nasr School, Zilla Parishad, ZEE Telefilms, Press Club, Laymen's Evangelical Church Shadan Group of Educational Institutions etc.,[2]

The Vishweshwaraiah flyover starts at the circle and leads to Hussain sagar lake.

The area is named after a Khairunnissa whose tomb is located next to the Khairtabad Mosque though the access is to the backside of the monument. (Speculation) This tomb could be of Khair-un-Nissa, the wife of Captain James Achilles Kirkpatrick mentioned in the 2002 book White Mughals by William Dalrymple, though the book doesn't mention any such tomb.You can also see 300 years old Reddy's house(Surname:Maramaganti) PATEL BUILDING.

Khairtabad Mosque 1626. Photo, by Lala Deen Dayal in 1885

The Idol and the Ganesh Chathurthi[edit]

The largest Lord Ganesh Idol in Hyderabad is installed near Khairtabad State Library during Ganesh chaturthi festival and is immersed at Hussain Sagar Lake.

The local people participate in the 11-day festival and thousands of people from throughout India, visit the Idol to seek blessings of Lord Ganesh. On the 11th day, a big procession takes place and the idol is carried to the Hussain Sagar Lake. After immersing the idol, the festival ends.

The local people formed a committee, 'Ganesh Utsav Committee, Khairtabad',[3] to maintain the proceedings during the festival days. The Singari family is dedicated in conducting of the Lord Ganesh festival since 1954. Many poor families survive by selling many products to the visitors.

Three months prior to the festival day, Ganesh Chathurthi, the construction of the idol begins. Nearly 200 workers led by an sculpturist works day and night for three months to construct the biggest idol, nearly 58 feet height.

The grand Khairatabad Ganesha idol will not be made of plaster of Paris (PoP) from 2018. Following advice from governor E. S. L. Narasimhan, the Ganesh Utsava Committee agreed to install an eco-friendly clay idol from 2018.[4]

Landmarks[edit]

  • Bella Vista, Hyderabad
  • Mint Compound
  • Indian Institute of Engineers
  • RTA
  • Nasr School for Girls
  • ZEE TELEFILMS
  • Eenadu
  • Tomb of Khairunnissa
  • Press Club
  • Telangana Electricity Board
  • Patel Building
  • IELTS Review Training and Consulting

Transport[edit]

Khairtabad is connected by Hyderabad Multi-Modal Transport System, a local train service. Buses are run by the state-owned TSRTC, and is well connected to all parts of Hyderabad .

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Khairatabad Ganesha to Receive 3500 Kilo Laddoo as Offering during Vinayaka Chaturthi".
  2. ^ "City Ganesha to be tallest in AP". Archived from the original on 24 September 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.ganapathideva.org www.ganapathideva.org
  4. ^ "Hyderabad's tallest Ganesha to be a centre of attraction as always".


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