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Manthani
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Country  India
State Andhra Pradesh
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Manthani is a village and Mandal headquarters in Indian state of Andhra Pradesh.[1]

It is located approximately 70 kilometers southwest from Karimnagar. It is situated on the banks of the river Godavari. It is a very ancient center of Vedic learning, and even today houses many scholars well versed in the ancient knowledge of the Vedas and Shastras.

Manthani (from Sanskrit Matra Kutam or the House of Vedas) is popularly believed to house a thousand Brahmin families or Sahasra Brahmana Gadapa. In reverence, local scholars refer to Manthani as Mantrapuri (the town of hymns).

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Transportation

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Bus Services

Manthani is located Approximately 70 km from the district Head quarter Karimnagar and 240 km from Hyderabad, the capital of Andhra Pradesh state. Direct bus services of APSRTC are available from Hyderabad, Karimnagar, Warangal, Godavarikhani, Mancherial, Kaleswaram, Jagtial, Korutla, Nizamabad. An APSRTC depot is located at Manthani.

Major bus routes

Train Services

Manthani has no train services till date. Late Speaker of Andhra Pradesh Mr.Sreepada Rao Duddella, MLA, Manthani, made efforts to extend the proposed Peddapalli (IR Code:PDPL) - Nizamabad Railway line to Manthani, his assassination has put this proposal on the back burner.

Closest railway stations

Air Services

The nearest air port is Hyderabad which is about 250 km.

Temples

Among several temples situated here, the most important are those of Lord Saileshwara, Laxminarayana Swamy, Omkeshwara Swamy & Mahalaxmi. It is also a main centre for Jainism & Buddhism.

Famous personalities From Manthani

Politicians

References

  1. ^ "List of Sub-Districts". Census of India. http://www.censusindia.gov.in/. Retrieved 2007-05-29.  

External links

Coordinates: 18°39′N 79°40′E / 18.65°N 79.667°E / 18.65; 79.667


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