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Mahbubnagar district

This article is about the district. For its eponymous headquarters, see Mahabubnagar.
Mahbubnagar District
మహబూబ్ నగర్ జిల్లా
District of Telangana[1]
Sangameshwar temple at Alampur
Sangameshwar temple at Alampur
Nickname(s): 'Rukmammapet'
Location in Telangana, India (Officially from 2nd June 2014)
Location in Telangana, India
(Officially from 2nd June 2014)
Country Template:Country data India
State Telangana
Headquarters Mahbubnagar
 • Total 18,432 km2 (7,117 sq mi)
Elevation 498 m (1,634 ft)
Population (2011)
 • Total 4,053,028
 • Density 167/km2 (430/sq mi)
 • Official Telugu, Urdu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Vehicle registration TS-06[2]
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Sex ratio 0.973 /
Climate Semi-arid (Köppen)
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Districts Map of Telangana State (Officially from 2nd June 2014)

Mahbubnagar or Mahboobnagar, formerly known as Palamoor, is a district in the state of Telangana in India. It is named after its largest city and district headquarters, Mahbubnagar.

It is the largest district in the state of Telangana by area, located Script error: No such module "convert". from the state capital of Hyderabad.

The largest towns in the district are Mahbubnagar, Narayanpet, Atmakur, Achampet, Gadwal, Wanaparthy, Jadcherla, Kalwakurthy, Shadnagar, Kodangal, Amarchintha, Makhtal, Alampur, Kollapur and Nagarkurnool.


Mahbubnagar was formerly known as "Rukmammapet", "Palamoor".[3] The name was changed to Mahbubnagar on 4 December 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869–1911 AD). During the Nizam era, the people of this area used to sell milk, so it was named as "Palamoor'.


The area that forms current Mahbubnagar district has held historic significance. The region was at the core of the Satavahana dynasty from 221 BC to 218 AD, and also a large part of the Chalukya dynasty from the 5th to the 11th century AD. The region was later part of the Kingdom of Golkonda (c. 1364 – 1512 AD), with its capital city Golkonda located near Hyderabad.

In 1518 it came under control of the Qutb Shahi dynasty, which reigned until 1687. The region was then a part of Hyderabad State, ruled by the Asaf Jahi dynasty, from 1724 to 1948. Mahbubnagar was most likely an historically Buddhist area, as many historic temples were destroyed by the Asaf Jahi rulers. There are no Buddhist temples remaining, however.[citation needed]

Mahbubnagar district became independent along with Hyderabad and joined the democratic state of India on 18 September 1948.

The district is currently a part of the Red Corridor (known for naxal influence).[4]


Mahbubnagar district occupies Script error: No such module "convert".,[5] an area equivalent to Japan's Shikoku Island.[6] The district is located at 16°73' N and 77°98' E.

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Gadwal Station Auto Stand


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A farmer from the Mahabubnagar district preparing his field for the rainy season, 2005.

In 2006 the Indian government named Mahbubnagar one of the country's 250 most backward districts (out of 640 total).[7] It is one of the 9 districts in Telangana currently receiving funds from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGF).[7]

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Wanaparthy palace
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Kollapur palace
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Many Pre Historic sites of Mid Krishna-Tungabhadra Valley are present in Mahbubnagar district

Household indicators

From 2007–2008 the International Institute for Population Sciences interviewed 1186 households in 45 villages across the district.[8] They found that 89.9% had access to electricity, 98.8% had access to drinking water, 21.2% had access to toilet facilities and 50.7% lived in a pucca (permanent) home.[8] 47% of girls wed before the legal age of 18[9] and 95% of interviewees carried a Below Poverty Line (BPL) card.[8]


It has 1553 Revenue Villages, 1347 Grama Panchayatis, 64 Mandals and five Revenue Divisions. Mahbubnagar district also has 14 Assembly Constituencies and two Parliamentary Constituencies.


Religions in Palamooru district
Religion Percentage

According to the 2011 census Mahbubnagar district has a population of 4,042,191,[10] roughly equal to that of Liberia[11] or the US state of Oregon.[12] This gives it a ranking of 55th most populous in India (out of 640).[10] The district has a population density of Script error: No such module "convert"..[10] Its population growth rate over the decade 2001–2011 was 15.03%.[10] Mahbubnagar has a sex ratio of 975 females for every 1000 males[10] and a literacy rate of 56.06%.[10]

The primary languages spoken in the district are Telugu, Urdu, and Hindi.


Religious places

Mahbubnagr District has many important temples, dargas and churches:

  • Alampur: Alampur is home to the Sri Sri Sri Jogulaamba temple, the fifth of the famous 18 Shakthi Peethas, and the Sri Bala Brahmeshwara Swamy (Lord Shiva) Temple.
  • Umamaheswaram: Umamaheswaram is a famous Lord Shiva temple in Rangapur, Achampet. It is the northern gate of Srisailam.
  • Mallela Theertham: Famous for its Shiva Lingam at the foot of a waterfall, this holy place attracts thousands of devotees throughout the year.
  • Manyamkonda: This is a Venkateswara Swami temple about 10 km. from Mahbubnagar town. It is also known as "Pedala (poor people) Tirupathi".
  • Gangapur: Sri Lakshmi Chennakeshava Swamy Temple is located in Gangapur Which is near to Jadcherla(NH 7) town about 3 km
  • Wanaparthy: The erstwhile King's Palace which stands at the center of the town now hosts the Krishna Devaraya Polytechnic College. Wanaparthy is a university town, being an educational and business center for the regional population.
  • Jataprole: This is a famous Lord Santhana Venugopalaswamy temple that receives thousands of devotees every day.
  • Maddimadugu: This famous Lord Anjaneya Swamy temple receives thousands of devotees every weekend.
  • Chintarevula: Situated on the southern banks of river Krishna about 10 km from PJP dam, Chintarevula is famous for its Sri Anjaneya Swamy temple.
  • Sri Sri Sri Sadguru Avadhuth Narasimha Swami Math[13] is located in Narayanpet.
  • Beechupally: Hanuman temple
  • Sri Shiridhi Sai Baba temple, which is made of white marble, is located in Atmakur.
  • Somashila, a religious town located Script error: No such module "convert". from the district headquarters near Kollapur, has a magnificent temple complex. It is on the banks of the Krishna river.
  • Kurumoorthy is a religious place that holds the Jatara (a special event).[clarification needed]
  • Sirsanagandla is famous for Gattu Jatara during the period of Sri Rama Navami.
  • Saleswaram is a famous Lord Shiva or Lingamaiah swamy (as Shiva is known to local devotees). This holy place is about 10 km into Nalamalla forest. It is famous for its wedge-shaped waterfall, which seems to have been chiselled across a huge stone. The Shiva Lingam is in a cave next to the waterfall. This place is usually open for pilgrims only for three days a year starting two days before the full moon in the month of April.
  • Srirangapuram, in Pebbair mandal, is famous for Sri Ranganayaka Swamy temple.
  • Narasimha Swami and Laxmi Matha temples are in Singottam village in Kollapur mandal.
  • Mahboob Subhani Dargah, Sri Anjaneya Swamy and Venkateswara Swamy temples are in Pulgarcharla village in Pangal mandal.
  • Shaneswaralayam in Nadiwaddemam is the second-most famous Shaneswara temple in India.
  • Chinna Tirupati in Devuni Palem is located near Nagarkurnool.
  • Avancha is home to the largest Ekashila statue of Ganapathi in Asia.
  • There are Hanuman and Shiva temples in Buddaram Gandi, Gopalpet mandal.
  • There are Narasimha Swami and Laxmi Matha temples in Solipur Gnapur mandal
  • There is a lingeswaraswamytemple in aku nellikudur,tadoor mandal near nagarkurnool '
  • Kandoor is a religious place that holds the Jatara (special gathering) at the time of Ugadi, Kandoor, located in Addakal Mandal
  • Devunithirmalapuram in peddkothapally mandal of kollapur assembly segment is famous for sri venkateswara swamy temple, which is more than 400yrs old. there is a belief among the people and surrounding areas that, teerithe tirupathi teerakapothe thirmalapuram . the temlpe fair of JATARA, and brahmostav will be held in the month of February every year.

Notable personalities

  • .Sri.Keshavapanthula Nrasimha Shastry ,Sanskrit Scholer,All India Radio ,Excutive Officer,Hyderabad
  • sri khandavelli narasimhasastry ,Sanskrit ,authority for Sanskrit grammer native of vattem village.
  • Rajagiri Parusharamulu he is a famous sarvodayam leader and freedom fighter. he was student of a famous bhoodhaan founder DR Vinobhaaji.He got National Gandhi Prathistaan award and Jayaprakash Narayana National Memorial award by Susheel Kumar Shinde During on AP State Government as Governor.He was passed HSC In 1956.Native Place is Mahabubnagar Dist achampeta Amrabad mandal Vankeswaram villege.he is died in 2012.(1926-2012).


Mahbubnagar district falls under the jurisdiction of Osmania University and Palamuru University.[14] The district has many government junior, undergraduate and graduate colleges. Apart from these, the district also has the following private institutions:

  • Chaitanya Central School, Yenugonda,Mahabubnagar
  • Chaitanya High School,Mahabubnagar
  • Christhu Jyothi Vidyalayam, Christianpally, Mahabubnagar
  • Palamuru University
  • Gnana Bharathi High School
  • Modern High School
  • Srivani vidyanikethan school.
  • VRK Degree College, Nagar Kurnool
  • Fatima Vidyalayam
  • Bodhini Public School
  • Lumbini High School
  • Adarsh Degree and PG College
  • PHRM Degree College
  • Sri Nagoji Rao Institute Of Technology & Science
  • SVS Medical College
  • Jaya Prakash Narayana Engineering College
  • Jaya Prakash Narayan Educational Society Group of Institutions, Christianpally
  • Sree Visveswaraya Institute of Technology & Science
  • Sri Kottam Tulasi Reddy Memorial College Of Engineering
  • Sri Vasavi Degree College
  • Vikas Junior College
  • Nalanda Vidyalaya High School
  • Krishi Vigyan Kendra (KVK) Agriculture Institute, Madanapuram, Kothakota
  • Regional Agricultural Research Station (RARS), Palem Village, Nagarkurnool
  • Panchavati Vidyalaya High School, Christianpally
  • Panchavati Vidyalaya High School, Bhuthpur
  • Sri Chaithanya Degree & P.G. College
  • Swetha Institute of Technology
  • Vivekananda Institute of Science and Information Technology, shadnagar
  • umamaheshwara degree college,kondanagula(vill)Balmur(M),Achampet.
  • Kendriya Vidyalaya, Yenugonda, Mahabubnagar
  • Sri Bhramarambika Mallikarjuna Swamy College of Education, Kalwakurthy.
  • Sadhana Degree college, Nagar Kurnool.

See also


  1. ^ "Notification" (PDF). The Gazette of India. Government of India. 4 March 2014. Retrieved 4 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "District Codes". Government of Telangana Transport Department. Retrieved 4 September 2014. 
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  4. ^ "83 districts under the Security Related Expenditure Scheme". IntelliBriefs. 11 December 2009. Retrieved 17 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Srivastava, Dayawanti et al. (ed.) (2010). "States and Union Territories: Andhra Pradesh: Government". India 2010: A Reference Annual (54th ed.). New Delhi, India: Additional Director General, Publications Division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting (India), Government of India. pp. 1111–1112. ISBN 978-81-230-1617-7. 
  6. ^ "Island Directory Tables: Islands by Land Area". United Nations Environment Program. 18 February 1998. Retrieved 11 October 2011. Shikoku 18,545km2 
  7. ^ a b Ministry of Panchayati Raj (8 September 2009). "A Note on the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme" (PDF). National Institute of Rural Development. Retrieved 27 September 2011. 
  8. ^ a b c "District Level Household and Facility Survey (DLHS-3), 2007–08: India. Andhra Prades" (PDF). International Institute for Population Sciences and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 2010. Retrieved 3 October 2011. 
  9. ^ "How Do I? : Obtain Marriage Certificate". National Portal Content Management Team, National Informatics Centre. 2005. Retrieved 3 October 2011. To be eligible for marriage, the minimum age limit is 21 for males and 18 for females. 
  10. ^ a b c d e f "District Census 2011". 2011. Retrieved 30 September 2011. 
  11. ^ US Directorate of Intelligence. "Country Comparison:Population". Retrieved 1 October 2011. Liberia 3,786,764 July 2011 est. 
  12. ^ "2010 Resident Population Data". U. S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 September 2011. Oregon 3,831,074 
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