History

  • NARAYANPET southern District of Telangana state and Krishna River is the south and surrounded by the Mahabubnagar, Ranga Reddy, Wanaparthy, Vikarabad, Raichur and Gulbarga districts. NARAYANPET Town is located at a distance of 165-km from Hyderabad. This place was formerly known as ‘Narayanapeta”. The name was changed to NARAYANPET on 4th December 1890, in honour of Mir Mahbub Ali Khan Asaf Jah VI, the Nizam of Hyderabad (1869-1911 AD). It has been the headquarters of the district since 1883 AD. The NARAYANPET region was once known as Cholawadi or the land of the Cholas’. It is said that the famous Golconda diamonds including famous “KOHINOOR” diamond came from NARAYANPET district.
  • Geographically Narayanpet district is located on the Southern end of Telangana State area. Karnataka state is in the west, Nagarkurnool, Wanaparthy Districts are in the South, Mahabubnagar District is in the East and Vikarabad District is in the North sides. The Krishna River enters in Telangana through this District at Tangidi Village of Maganoor Mandal by merging the Bhima River which is the Tribute to Krishna.  We can find the Ancient Historical Rivers in this District on the River banks and other places. We can find Old Stone Age and New Stone Age sites on the Krishna River bank.
  • By the 6th Century B.C. Palamoor area. Later Nandas, Mouryas, Sathavahanas, Ikshwakas, Vishnukundinas, Badami Chalukyas, Kanduri Chodas, Kakatiyas, Yadavas of Devagiri, Cheruku kings, Vavilala kings, Munusuri Dyanasty, Bahamani Sultans, Vijayanagara Kings, Recharla Padmanayakas, Kutubshahis, Mughals and Nizam of Hyderabad ruled this area as the part of their Kingdom.
  • Sri Swayambhu Lakshmi Venkateswara Swamy Temple, Gudeballore (V), Maganoor (M), Jagadguru Sri Dattatreya Maha Samsthana Peetham,(Sri Datta Peetham), Pasupula (V), Makthal (M) are the famous temples in this district.
  • Megalith Burials, Mudmal: Megalith Burials nearly 500 and above Burials are located. Here two types of Burials i.e., 1. Sisth: Which are souromded with Big rocks; and 2. Menhers: In the Middle A Circle of stones. One big piller holl be stand. Nearly 65 Menhers we can see in this site. Nearly 100 acres area is covered with this Burials. This Burials are belongs to Magalitlic Period Place an are on the Bank of Krishna River at Mudmal Village of Krishna Mandal in Narayanpet District. The height of Menhers is 14-16 feet, and area 6-11 feet. Some biggest ground, Big bull, Female Goddess Trishula weapon are there. We also see this sisth burials on the bank of Krishna to Sangam Area, Tangidi Village also. This is very biggest burial ground in this area. There is a historical mathe of Yadavendra Swamy who was the contemporer of Raghavendra Swamy Mantralayam also located in Mudmal Village. The flow of tourists from Karnataka and Maharashtra is very high.
  • If we look into the history – Marathas under the leadership of Maharaja Chhatrapati Shivaji were expanding their boundaries. In the run-up to his expedition, Shivaji appealed to a sense of Deccani patriotism, that Southern India was a homeland and that it should be protected from outsiders. His appeal was somewhat successful, and in 1677 Shivaji visited Hyderabad for a month and entered into a treaty with the Qutb Shah of the Golconda sultanate, agreeing to reject his alliance with Bijapur and jointly oppose the Mughals. During this period, he camped, a few times at Narayanpet, a small town in Mahabubnagar District in Telangana.
  • According to the legend, a part of his army was tired of fighting battles and wars and thus decided to stay back in Narayanpet. These people were the ones who took care of administration, were warriors as well as people who would cook for the army and had known the weaving skill and were expert in trade.
  • All these communities together started the weaving business in Narayanpet. While some invested in the business, and some started weaving, the rest took the role of master weavers to bring trade. That’s how the weaving culture started in Narayanpet. These weavers started producing silk sarees with a distinct style of design, which came to be known across the country as Narayanpet Silk sarees. No surprise here, courtesy the people, who migrated from the Maratha region to Narayanpet, there is a lot of Maharashtrian influence seen in Narayanpet Silk sarees.
  • Narayanpet sarees got their Geographical Indicator (GI) registration in 2013 with the government of India. The GI status recognises the valuable contribution made by these weavers in keeping alive a cultural heritage of Narayanpet and was a temporary relief to the beleaguered weavers of Narayanpet, who were struggling to compare against the cheaper fabrics manufactured by the commercial power looms also taking on the name of Narayanpet and depriving them of their rightful due.
  • The Narayanpet saree was once regarded as the garment of the Gods, these traditionally handmade sarees show the charming influence of two states of Maharashtra and Telangana. Once a part of the royal patronage of the Marathas, Narayanpet sarees are still helping the contemporary Indian women in keeping their Saree game strong.
  • Marathi Community in Narayanpet claim their descent from the Jivheshwara and Bhagavan Jivheshwar is worshipped by this community. The name Jivheshwar comes from Jivha (tongue) and Ishvara (god), which means the one who is born out of the tongue. The popular belief is that Bhagavan Jivheshwar manifested from the tongue of Shiva. Bhagavan Jivheshwar Jayanti is the birth anniversary of their spiritual mentor and the day is celebrated with great enthusiasm by organising a lunch for the needy and also honour individuals with awards for their achievements. Overtime Maharashtrians started following Telugu rituals in addition to their native and you will today see a mixed culture and flavour of two States in harmony.