Mothkur

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Mothkur
Gundala Mothkur
Village
Mothkur Pond
Mothkur Pond
Mothkur is located in Telangana
Mothkur
Mothkur
Mothkur is located in India
Mothkur
Mothkur
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°27′00″N 79°16′00″E / 17.4500°N 79.2667°E / 17.4500; 79.2667Coordinates: 17°27′00″N 79°16′00″E / 17.4500°N 79.2667°E / 17.4500; 79.2667
Country India
State Telangana
District Yadadri Bhuvanagiri
Area[1]
 • Total 34.18 km2 (13.20 sq mi)
Elevation 292 m (958 ft)
Population (2011)[1]
 • Total 12,616
 • Density 370/km2 (960/sq mi)
Languages
 • Official Telugu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 508277
Telephone code 91 8694
Vehicle registration TS 05
Lok Sabha constituency Bhuvanagiri
Vidhan Sabha constituency Tungathurthy
Website telangana.gov.in

Motkur or Mothkur is a village in Yadadri Bhuvanagiri district of the Indian state of Telangana. It is located in Mothkur mandal of Bhongir division.[1]

Geography[edit]

Motkur or Mothkur is located at 17°27′00″N 79°16′00″E / 17.4500°N 79.2667°E / 17.4500; 79.2667.[2] It has an average elevation of 292 metres (961 ft).

Demographics[edit]

The population of Mothkur Mandal as per 2001 census is 55638 and 2011 census is 55699 with a very less growth % of 0.11.

Politics[edit]

Mothkur is situated in the assembly constituency of Tungathurty, and a revenue division of Bhuvanagiri. It is a mandal headquarters and a former taluk. The present Thungathurty MLA Gadari Kishore Kumar TRS and this was under Ramannapet constituency earlier. The MLA was Vuppunuthala Purushottam Reddy, he was telangana planning and development board chairman.

It is a regional trade centre for the three mandals of Mothkur, Atmakur and Gundala. It is located on the banks of Bikkeru a tributary of Musi River which itself is a tributary of river Krishna. Roads are the only mode of transport to this town. There are many shops and grocery stores that cater the needs of the people who live in villages surrounding Mothkur.

The town consists of Old Mothkur and New Mothkur. New Mothkur is also called as Pothaigadda. Old Mothkur is also called as the old bus stand area. New Mothkur is well planned and has many residential colonies like the Drivers Colony, Padmashaali Colony, Teachers Colony, Lourdu Nagar, Venkateswara Colony and Sundarayya Colony. The town has a lake on which there is a road towards Tirumalagiri. Most of the government offices are situated after the crossing with the lake.

The Prominent "Kalvala (Bobbili warrior class)" family members have been living in Mothkur and abroad for about 6 generations. Late Shri Kalvala Narahari Rao (1891–1942) was Vathandar (Mali Patel) in Nizam government, great Philanthropist, and a landed gentry. Developed community common water wells, community marriage system, temples, various charities. At times risked his personal welfare and went against Nizam Revenue officer and allowed to develop wet lands by conserving water bodies . Very instrumental in organizing and celebrating major festivals like Ugadhi, Dasara, Bonalu for the harmony of the village in all levels.Still people are fallowing tradition established by late Sri Kalvala Nrahari Rao Few more known persons from Mothkur Mandal:

1. Late Shri Kalvala Prabhakar Rao, Ex-Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha(1986–1992). in his tenure built a road bridge between Mothkur and Gondola mandal and Water resource to Agriculture for SC community.

2. Late M.Ranga Reddy worked as Secretary Hyderabad Cricket Association and Vice President of BCCI.

Though the majority of the people are Hindus, the town has substantial presence of Muslims, and a little Christian community. The town has the Ramalingeshwara temple belonging to medieval India (probably Kakatiyas), Peddamma Temple which was constructed by late Sri Kalvala Narahari Rao later modification done by people in leadership of Kalvala Prakash Raidu son of Sri Narahari Rao, SaiBaba temple at potaigadda Sainagar (under construction), a mosque and a missionary run chapel. Every year at Ramalingeshwara swamy temple a local festival called "Agni Gundalu (అగ్ని గుండాలు )" is conducted after the famous Hindu festival Holi. Many people attend for this local festival from nearby villages.

It is an agricultural town with a small sized food processing industry, mainly rice mills, and vegetable oil mills. Wet paddy is the major crop, other crops include red chili peppers, cotton, green gram, castor and other vegetables and pulses. It is a developing town. Marketing of natural goods is the major source. There are petrol pumps (HPCL and IOC). Paddy marketing is the major resource.

Weekend Market (అంగడి ): Every Sunday there will be a local weekend Market (called "అంగడి" in Local Language Telugu) is conducted. This market is famous for sale of Animals used for agriculture, vegetables, clothes and common groceries. This is one of the biggest local market in the 3 mandals of Mothur, Gundala and Athmakur. This town has one cinema theatre – Venkateshwara Theatre.

Festivals

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "District Census Handbook - Nalgonda" (PDF). Census of India. p. 13,218. Retrieved 8 February 2016. 
  2. ^ Motkur at Fallingrain.com