Langar Houz
Suburb
Langar Houz
Langar Houz is located in Telangana
Langar Houz
Langar Houz
Location in Telangana, India
Coordinates: 17°22′42″N 78°25′15″E / 17.3782°N 78.4208°E / 17.3782; 78.4208
Country India
StateTelangana
DistrictHyderabad District
Government
 • BodyGHMC
Population
 • Total40,185
Languages
 • OfficialDeccani Urdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500008 (Tolichowki)
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Planning agencyGHMC

Langar Houz is a suburb of Hyderabad, near Golconda, in the Indian state of Telangana. It is a major commercial centre for the city's cantonment area. Langar Houz was once considered to be the gateway to the city and Golkonda Palace.

This area is well known for its student population due to its close proximity to various engineering colleges. Many politicians and government employees live there. It serves India’s biggest military artillery centre. [1]

History

Langar means "a chain used to tether an elephant". During the Nizam rule a golden langar was donated to a Muslim recluse by the Queen. Later, this was cut in pieces and distributed among holy men as Jagir.[2]

During the period of Muslim Bahmani Sultanate, In Langar food was cooked and served to people of all religions with love and affection and hence it came to be called as Langar Houz.[3][4]

Transport

Langar Houz is connected by buses run by TSRTC.

The closest MMTS train station is at Nampally. Lakdi ka pul is about 7 to 8  km away. Nearest metro station is lakdikapool

Rajiv Ghandhi International Airport is about 26 to 28 km away and three routes connect to RGIA .[5]

Culture

Dargah Syed Meeran Hussaini Quadri Bogdad is the oldest dargah in the city. It treats patients with mental illness. Several reports stated that mental patients are treated cruelly and are chained inside the dargah.[6]

Dupki Punnam is the holy dip where people wash at the confluence of the Esi and Musi rivers. Musi later turned into a municipal sewer and lost its status as a sacred river.[7]

The old Qutub Shahi Jamai Masjid is there as is a temple of Lord Sriram.

Neighbourhoods

References

  1. ^ "Yeh Humara Shehar Langar Houz". The Hans India. 16 December 2015. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  2. ^ Sheela Raj; Satyanaraian Singh (2002). The legacy of the Nizams : translated and compiled from source material. Vani Prakashan. ISBN 8170551641. OCLC 254351441.
  3. ^ Margaret Elise Harkness (1914). Modern Hyderabad (Deccan). Thacker, Spink & Co. OCLC 4291991.
  4. ^ Narasiṅgarāvu Bi. Zamān̲, Qadīr (1982). Modern thought and contemporary literary trends : papers presented at a seminar in Hyderabad, 14th, l5th & 16th February 1981 : a felicitation volume. Committee on Modern Thought and Contemporary Literary Trends. OCLC 569182905.
  5. ^ "Langar Houz to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport". Langar Houz to Rajiv Gandhi International Airport. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  6. ^ "No freedom for mentally ill at dargah - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 February 2019.
  7. ^ "Too dirty for dip: Musi's toxic water drowns tradition of Dupki Punnam - Times of India". The Times of India. Retrieved 5 February 2019.