• Narayanpet 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.
  • Naraynpet was a major economic town in the region during the 1900s. Business flourished during the Lokapally establishment. Major goods traded in Narayanpet were food grains, silk and cotton sarees, gold and silver ornaments, red bricks, black wool and other articles. Narayanpet was also a Suba (greater administrative district) in Nizam period. Narayanpet also got its municipality first in the former Mahaboobnagar district. Despite being a major commercial town, development in Narayanpet was largely delayed due to administrative faults, political negligence and lack of interest from the leaders. Narayanpet trademark cotton and silk sarees, and famous line of jewellery shops sell high purity gold and silver ornaments.
  • 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.
  • Narayanpet is a town and district in the state of Telangana, India. It was part of the Mahbubnagar district until it was carved out as a separate district in 2019. The town is located on the Deccan Plateau and is known for its rich cultural heritage and historical significance.
  • The history of Narayanpet dates back to the ancient period, and the town has been ruled by several dynasties throughout its history. It was ruled by the Satavahanas, Chalukyas, Kakatiyas, Bahmanis, Qutb Shahis, Mughals, and the Nizams of Hyderabad. The region was also an important center for the weaving of handloom fabrics and has a long tradition of silk weaving.
  • During the Indian independence movement, Narayanpet played an important role, with many freedom fighters from the region taking part in the movement. After independence, Narayanpet became a part of the newly-formed state of Andhra Pradesh in 1956. In 2014, Telangana was formed as a separate state, and Narayanpet became a part of it.
  • In recent years, Narayanpet has undergone significant development, with the construction of several infrastructure projects and the establishment of new industries. The town is also known for its scenic beauty and is a popular tourist destination. Today, Narayanpet is a growing town and district that combines its rich history with modern development.