Dharmapuri is a large village located in Dharmapuri Mandal of Jagitiaql district, Telangana with total 4417 families residing. The Dharmapuri village has population of 15735 of which 7721 are males while 8014 are females as per Population Census 2011.
Dharmapuri is a small historical town in Jagitial district of Telangana. It is famous for Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple, one of the popular places of pilgrimage in Telangana.
The town was ruled by King Dharma Varma and thus the name of the town was named after him as Dharmapuri. It is famous for its temples and artists, located on the banks of holy river Godavari. The most interesting fact of Dharmapuri is that the Godavari river flows from north to south direction unlike west to east in all other places where it flows and hence the river is termed here as Dakshina Vahini. Dharmapuri has one of the largest settlements of Vedic Brahmins in Telangana. Due to presence of many temples in the area, it is also known as 'Teertharajamu'.
Dharmapuri attained religious importance owing to the existence of the shrine dedicated to Narasimha Swamy, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu and is regarded as one of the nine Narasimha Kshetrams of Telangana & Andhra Pradesh. It is believed that the temple was built between 850 - 928 AD. This ancient Telangana temple has two versions owing to the ravages it has witnessed. The older one is known as the Pata Narasimha Swamy Temple and the newer one is called the Kottha Narasimha Swamy temple. The Subedar of Hyderabad, Rustumdil Khan, with the support of Aurangzeb the then Sultan of Delhi converted the temple to a Mosque. But it was constructed yet again in 1448 and made a... Read More