Nizamabad, the city of Nizams
Nizamabad also known as Indhooru or Indhrapuri is a city in the state of Andhra Pradesh. This 10th most populous city of Andhra Pradesh is bounded on North by Adilabad dist, in East by Karimnagar District and in West by State of Karnatak. Nizamabad boasts of hundreds of temples which are of very historical importance. Though ruled by Nizams in recent history, Nizamabad was under Hindu rulers in medieval times. Almost all the important dynasties of the medieval period extended their rule to this city. It flourished under all the rulers who made this city into a centre of economic excellence.
History of Nizamabad
Nizamabad was formerly known as Induru and was ruled by king Indra Vallabha of the Rashtakuta dynasty in 8th century BC. Nizamabad district got its name from the Nizam of Hyderabad Asaf Jahi who ruled Deccan during 18th century. The history of Nizamabad is discontinuous with gaps in between. Research is going on to fill in these gaps though the district has few pre historic sites. A fairly developed megalithic culture was discovered Armoor, Yellareddy and other nearby taluks. Nizamabad in medieval times has been ruled by many dynasties such as Mauryas, Satvahanas, and Chaulakyas then later on by Mughals and Asaf Jahis. Though the history has gaps it is in no way blank. Nizamabad boasts of a rich cultural heritage.
Nizamabad Also finds mention if the ancient India as a part of Assaka Mahajanpada. It was in ancient times occupied by tribe of Aitreya Brahmana. Megasthenese, the Greek traveler in the Mauryan court, mentions this place as a fortified military place with almost 100,000 infantry. This place was a part of some of the most important empires in Indian History. Nizamabad also forms a part of the religious tourism in the state of Andhra Pradesh.
Places to Visit in Nizamabad:
Hanuman Temple, of Sarangpur: A temple dedicated to Lord Hanuman. Built 400 years ago by Shri Samarth Ramdasu
Khilla Raghunath Temple: again built by Shri Samarth Ramdasu, guru of Shivaji, 400 years ago.
Neela Kanteshwara temple, a temple that is more than 1000 years old.
Saraswathi Temple: A temple dedicated to Goddess Saraswati located on the banks of Godavari River at basar. It is one of the two most famous Saraswati temples of India.
Nizam Sagar Dam: A reservoir constructed across Manjira River which was constructed in 1923 by the erstwhile ruler of Hyderabad State Mir Osman Ali khan.
Pocharam Dam, a good tourist spot located right next to Pocharam Forest and Wildlife sanctuary.
Folk Songs and paintings: Telegu language sometimes referred as one of the sweetest language has some prominent folk songs that have been written hundreds of years ago but are very famous in the rural belt of Nizamabad and also form the major attraction for people looking for cultural tourism. The paintings, especially during the harvest festival of Sankranthi, are a major source of attention in the exhibitions.
Things to Buy in Nizamabad:
The city is famous for its temple and its idols. Hindu deity idols can be purchased from the temple town and they are a major source of income of the people living in and nearby the temples
Planning to go this place via Indian Rail?
Visit www.indianrail.gov.in. / for knowing specific trains going to this place. You may book your train tickets at www.irctc.co.in/
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