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Karimnagar History

The history of the Karimnagar district starts from the Old Stone Age i.e. from 1,48,000 BC. Karimnagar's early history is dominated by the famous kingdoms of Satavahanas & Kakatiyas. The exhaustions at Pedda Bonkur, Dhollikatte, Elagandal Khila and Kotilingalu are evidences for history. After Shathavahanas Mourya Kings, Asafzalu Kings ruled over Karimnagar. The buildings, constructions made by these kings are today remarkable evidences of the history. Karimnagar was originally called Kareem Nagar, deriving its name from Syed Kareemullah Shah Saheb Quadri. It was one of the regional capitals during the rule of the Nizams. It has many historical monuments such as Tower circle, Kaman circle , Jagitial Fort and Elgandal Fort.

Karimnagar was formerly known as 'Sabbinadu' and inscriptions of the Kakatiya king Prola II and Prataparudra found at Karimnagar and Srisailam suggest evidence of its rich history. Karimnagar is a prominent agricultural center in the state. Vast agricultural area around the town is watered by the Godavari River.
The history of the Karimnagar district starts from the Old Stone Age i.e. from 1,48,000 BC. It is evident from the tools, culture and other materials found at different places in Karimnagar. The exhaustions at Pedda Bonkur, Dhollikatte and Kotilingalu are evidences for history. From these evidences it is concluded that Karimnagar is ruled by Shathavahanas. After Shathavahanas Mourya Kings, Asafzalu Kings ruled over Karimnagar. The buildings, constructions made by these kings are today remarkable evidences of the history.
Several famous people such as P.V. Narasimha Rao, former Prime Minister of India, and Dr. C. Narayana Reddy, Renowned Poet, Vemulawada Bheema Kavi, Paidi Jairaj [Dada saheb phalke award winner] hail from Karimnagar. In pre historic days, Karimnagar was the centre of Vedic learning.
Karimnagar is famous for silver filigree work, a very delicate form of metal craft.
Karimnagar is the fastest growing city in Telangana region. Few people call it as Greater Karimnagar.

  • Karimnagar Parks and Gardens Information
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  • Karimnagar Attractions, Temples and Tourism