Manthani

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Manthani
Village
Manthani is located in Telangana
Manthani
Manthani
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 18°39′N 79°40′E / 18.650°N 79.667°E / 18.650; 79.667Coordinates: 18°39′N 79°40′E / 18.650°N 79.667°E / 18.650; 79.667
Country India
State Telangana
District Karimnagar
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Manthani is a village in Karimnagar district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Manthani mandal.[1] It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari. It is a very ancient center of Vedic learning, and even today houses many scholars well versed in the ancient knowledge of the Vedas and Shastras.

Etymology[edit]

Manthani (from Sanskrit Mantra Kutam or the House of Vedas) is popularly believed to house a thousand Brahmin families or Sahasra Brahmana Gadapa. In reverence, local scholars refer to Manthani as Mantrapuri (the town of hymns).

Transport[edit]

Rural Roads in Manthani in 2012

Manthani is located Approximately 70 km from the district headquarters Karimnagar and 240 km from Hyderabad, the capital of Telangana state. Direct bus services of TSRTC are available from Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Godavarikhani, Mancherial, Kaleswaram, Jagtial, Korutla, Nizamabad. An TSRTC depot is located at Manthani.

Notable people[edit]

  • Suvarna Prabhakar, Civil Engineer responsible for construction of many dams constructed across Andhra Pradesh and Telangana states
  • Allam Veeraiah, Retired Teacher, Poet, Writer (Lyric Writer of Telugu revolutionary song "Erra Jenda" in the film Cheemala Dhandu)[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mandal wise villages" (PDF). Revenue Department - AP Land. National Informatics Center. p. 4. Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  2. ^ http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SuuCZq1NSUQ

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