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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 Nizam.There are many historical monuments are there such as Tower circle,Kaman circle and Elgandal Fort which is 12 km away from karimnagar Town. 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. The town is known for its hospitality and well behaved, hardworking people. Karimnagar is famous for silver filigree work, a very delicate form of metal craft. Karimnagar is the fastest growing city in Telengana region, and has a lot of potential to become a major city in near future

Demography: As of 2001 India census Estimation,Karimnagar city had a population of 2,66,748. Males constitute 51% of the population and females 49%. Karimnagar has an average literacy rate of 76%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 82%, and female literacy is 69%. In Karimnagar, 12% of the population is under 6 years of age.The majority of people in Karimnagar are devout Hindus. But there is also a significant impact of Muslim rulers, who ruled this region before Indian independence. The percentages of religions followed here are Hindu 60%, Muslim 35%, Christian 4% and Sikh 1% . Across Karimnagar, there are several Hindu Temples, Mosques, Churches, and Gurudwaras. People belonging to every religion respect each other and co-exist with peace and happiness.

People:P.V. Narasimha Rao (1921–2004), was the 10th Prime Minister of India, serving from 1991 to 1996.C. Narayanareddy (poet, writer). He is a winner of the Jnanpith Award in 1988 for his contribution to Telugu literature. He is considered a foremost authority on Telugu Literature. He is AKA Cinare.Paidi Jairaj(1909–2000) was a renowned film actor, director and producer. He was recipient of Dadasaheb Phalke Award for lifetime achievement in 1980.Anabheri Prabhakar Rao (Martyr, a resident of the village Polampally in Thimmapur mandal, Died fighting against the razakars on the hills Mahmadapur. People from around the district gather there and pray him every year)Singireddy Bhoopathy Reddy (Martyr, Died fighting against razakars)Riasat Ali Taj (1930–1999) (Poet,Writer,Critic & Educationist)Sribhashyam Vijayasarathi, Recipient of Vachaspathi Puraskar (1997) and Kulapathi Sarvavaidika Samsthanam, Yagna Varaha Swamy temple.

Mandals :

1) Ibrahimpatnam 2) Mallapur 3) Raikal 4) Sarangapur 5) Dharmapuri 6) Velgatoor 7) Ramagundam 8) Kamanpur 9) Manthani 10) Mutharam 11) Kataram 12) Mahadevpur 13) Malhar Rao 14) Peddapalle 15) Kalva Srirampur 16) Julapalli 17) Elegaid 18) Dharmaram 19) Gollapalli 20) Jagtial 21) Medipalli 22) Koratla 23) Metpalli 24) Kathalapur 25) Chandurthi 26) Mallial 27) Kodimial 28) Gangadhara 29) Pegadapalli 30) Choppadandi 31) Sultanabad 32) Odela 33) Jammikunta 34) Veenavanka 35) Manakondur 36) Karimnagar 37) Ramadugu 38) Boinpalli 39) Vemulawada 40) Konaraopet 41) Yellareddipet 42) Gambhiraopet 43) Mustabad 44) Sirsilla 45) Ellanthakunta 46) Bejjanki 47) Thimmapur 48) Keshavapatnam 49) Huzurabad 50) Kamalapur 51) Elkathurthi 52) Saidapur 53) Chigurumamidi 54) Koheda 55) Husnabad 56) Bheemdevarapalle

Sri Rajarajeswara Swamy temple and the Mosque inside the premises Vemulawada, located 150 km from Hyderabad is known for Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple. It is one of the very few temples devoted to Lord Siva. Popularly known as Dakshana Kashi (Benaras of South India) the temple attracts lakhs of devotees from all over the country. The Sri Raja Rajeshwara Swamy Temple is a fine example of communal harmony where both Hindus and Muslims offer obeisance to Lord Siva and Allah. The temple at Vemulawada is next only to Tirupati in terms of its revenues. The temple contributes Rs. 8 lakhs anually to the gram Panchayat for developmental activities in the pilgrim town. Special arrangements are made for the pilgrims during the festival. Several cultural and social activities are also organised by the authorities. Free boarding and lodging is provided to the students. Besides, the temple also offers donations for other small temples. On the Sivaratri day, a record three to four lakh pilgrims through the sacred temple at Vemulawada. Special poojas and darshans are held to mark the festivity. Mahalingarchana is performed by about hundred archakas. At midnight Ekadasa Rudrabhishekham is performed to the deity. The temple is brightly illuminated in the night, presenting an aesthetic look.

Kaleshwaram is the site of the famous Shiva temple called “Kaleswara muktheswara swamy”, in the border of the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh and Maharashtra. It is 277 kilometers from Hyderabad ,125 kilometers from the town of Karimnagar, 115 kilometers from Warangal, and 60 kilometers from Manthani.Kaleshwaram is located exactly at the merging point of the River Pranahita (tributary of Godavari) with the Godavari River .

Significance of Mukteshwara Swamy Temple: This ancient temple holds a unique significance as two Shiva Lingas found on a single pedestal,one is Lord Shiva and Lord Yama, collectively known as Kaleswara Mukteswara Swamy.

Kaleswaram, is one of the places of the three Shiva temples mentioned in Trilinga Desham (Land of Three Lingams), another name for Telugu speaking region, the Andhra Pradesh, the other two being Draksharamam and Srishailam. This place is also called Dakshina Triveni Sangamam, as two rivers meet here along with third illusionary flow of Antarvaahini. It is said[by whom?] that a long time back one Vaishya has performed abhisheka to Kaleswara Mukteswara with hundreds of milk pots and the milk evolved at the sangamam of Godavari and Pranahita. Hence the name Dakshina Gangotri (other being Allahabad, or Prayaga)Kaleswaram gets a huge number of piligrms during the Karthika Month of Indian Calendar and Maha Shiva Ratri.

Dharmapuri is situated at a distance of about 28-30 km from Jagityal town and 51 km from Peddapalle railway station on the Kazipet-Balharsha section of the South Central Railway. Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu. Siva With Dakshinamurthy, Vinayaka and Sapitha Mathrukas carved on a single slab of stone and Mahishasuramardhani, the sixty pillared temple, Mahalakshmi temple, and Akkapalle Rajanna temple are the other temples of importance that heighten the sancity of the places of tourist interest in the state. Dharmapuri has one of the largest settlement of Vedic Brahmins in Andhra Pradesh. There is a Sanskrit College and even till date. There have been some traditional families practicing Vedic Hymns and some of the family even have old Talapatra scriptures. There are several small temples virtually in every corner of the street of the town. Until recently people, mostly brahmin scholars have taken bath in river Godavari before they would perform vedic rites in the temple. There is one rare temple of the God Dattatreya [son of Lord Brahma] which is very rare.Dharmpuri is located on the Bank of River Godavari. River Godavari flows West to East except in Dharmapuri where it flows North to South hence the river is termed as Dakshina Vahini
Sathavahana University,Karimnagar
Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University,Nachupally,Karimnagar
Government degree and PG colleges:
Satavahana PG College, LMD, Karimnagar
SRR Govt Degree College, Karimnagar (Accredited by NAAC B++ Grade)
Govt Degree & PG College for Women, Kashmeergadda, Karimnagar (Accredited by NAAC B+ Grade)
Top private degree and PG colleges :
KIMS Colleges
S R R Government Arts & Science College
Shivani Degree College
Jagruthi Degree College
Vani Degree College
S.E.S. Degree & Law College
Vaninikethan Degree & PG College
Apoorva degree college, Mukarampura, Karimnagar
Shivani Degree & PG college
SRM Degree & PG College
Jaya Sri Degree college
Vivekananda Post Graduate Centre
Alpores Degree College(Women’s)
Arora Degree College
Government Degree College for Women,
Jagruti Degree College
Vivekananda Degree & P.G. College
Masters Degree College,
SRM Degree College
Sri Vidyanikethan (SV) Women’s Degree College,
Vaageshwari Degree College
Vani Sri Degree Collge
Sree Chaithanya Degree College
Sree chaitanya Institute of Management and Sciences
Vivekananda Institute of tech & Science
Medical, pharmacy and nursing colleges:
CAIMS Medical college in Karimnagar
Chalmeda Ananda Rao Institute of Medical Sciences, Karimnagar.
CVM College of Pharmacy, Velichala, Kothapally (via), Karimnagar.[HTTP://WWW.CVMEDU.COM]
Pratima Institute of Medical Sciences (PIMS), Nagunoor, Karimnagar.
Prathima College of Nursing, Karimnagar.
S.R.R College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Valbhapoor (V), Elkaturti (M), Karimnagar.
Sai Institute of Health Sciences (BPT & MLT), Karimnagar.
Santosh College of Nursing, Karimnagar.
Sivani School of Nursing, Karimnagar.
Sree Balaji College of Pharmacy,Choppadandi(V),Choppadandi(M),Karimnagar.
Sree Chaitanya Institute of pharmaceuticals sciences.
SRM Institute of Medical Sciences and Technology, Karimnagar.
Trinity college of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Karimnagar.
Vaageswari Ayurvedic College,Ramakrishna colony(V),Thimmapur(M),Karimnagar.
Vageshwari College of Pharmacy,Ramakrishna colony(V),Thimmapur(M),Karimnagar.
Vaageswari Institute of Pharmaceutical Sciences,Ramakrishna colony(V),Thimmapur(M),Karimnagar.
Engineering colleges :
(JITS-I)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technology and Science, Karimnagar.
(JITS-II)Jyothishmathi Institute of Technological and Sciences, Karimnagar.
Sree Chaithanya College of Engineering(I) and Technology, Karimnagar.
Sree Chaithanya College of Engineering(II) and Technology, Karimnagar.
(VITS-I)Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science, Karimnagar.
(VITS-SET)Vivekananda Institute of Technology & Science (VITS – School of Engineering & Technology), Karimnagar.
(VITS-WEC)VITS Women’s Engineering College, Bommakal, Karimnagar.
Vageswari College of Engineeing, Karimnagar.
Vageswari Engineeing College, Karimnagar.
Vageswari Institute of management sciences, Karimnagar.
Vageswari Institute of computer sciences, Karimnagar.
Nigama Engineering College, Karimnagar.
Sahaja Engineering College, Karimnagar
Trinity Engineering college,peddapalli.
Trinity Engineering college,karim nagar.
Mother theressa college of engineering(MTEC),peddapalli
jntuh college of engineering,nachupally,kondagattu
Sudheendra Institute of Technology , Karimnagar
Polytechnic colleges :
Govt Polytechnic, Agraharam, Karimnagar
Govt Women’s Polytechnic, Karimnagar
Law colleges
Justice Kumarayya College of Law, Karimnagar.
Intermediate Colleges :
Alphores Junior College, Karimnagar.
Masters Junior College, Karimnagar.
Trinity Junior College, Karimnagar.
High Schools :
Vivekananda Residential School, Karimnagar.
St.Johns High School, Karimnagar.
Loyola High School, Rekurthi, Karimnagar.
Saraswathi Shishu Mandir, Karimnagar.
Vani Niketan Bala Vihar, Mukarampura, Karimnagar.
Holy Angels School, Mukarampura, Karimnagar.
Rama Krishna High School, Karimnagar.
Dhangarwadi School, Karimnagar.
Kumarwadi School, Karimnagar.
Sarvodaya Public School, Karimnagar.
Kamala High School, Karimnagar.
Arshia Model School, Karimnagar.
Sister Nivedita School, Karimnagar.
Gandhi Centennary School, Karimnagar.
English Union School, Jyothinagar, Karimnagar.
Vidhyadhari High School, Karimnagar.
S K High School, Mukarampura, Karimnagar.
Paramita Concept School, Karimnagar.
Siddhartha Public School, Mankammathota, Karimnagar.
Sagar Memorial School, Karimnagar.
Theja High School, Karimnagar.
Don Bosco High School, Karimnagar.
Pragathi High School, Karimnagar.
Vivekananda Vidyanikethan, Bagath Nagar, Karimnagar.