Langar Houz

Langar Houz is a suburb located near Golconda. It is a major commercial centre for nearby villages and also serves a part of the cantonment area in the city. Langar Houz is one of the most prominent suburbs of Hyderabad with a rich historical significance. Langar Houz was once considered as the gateway to the city and the Golkonda Palace. This area today is well known for its student population who reside in various apartments due to its close proximity to various engineering colleges.[1]

Langar Houz
Suburb
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; 78.4208Coordinates: 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
Languages
 • OfficialDeccani Urdu, Telugu
Time zoneUTC+5:30 (IST)
PIN
500008 (Tolichowki)
Lok Sabha constituencyHyderabad
Planning agencyGHMC

HistoryEdit

According to past literature, 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 into small pieces and distributed among holy men as Jagir.[2]

According to history, during the period of Muslim Bahmani Sultanate, Langar was the place where 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]

TransportEdit

Langar Houz is connected by buses run by TSRTC.

The closest MMTS train station is at Nampally and Lakdi ka pul is about 5 km away.

Rajiv Ghandhi International Airport is about 25 km away.[5]

Religious PlaceEdit

Two major religious places at Langar Houz are:

Dargah Syed Meeran Hussaini Quadri Bogdad is the oldest dargah present in the city which is known to treat patients with mental illness. There have been several reports stating that mental patients are treated very cruelly and chained inside the dargah by the caretakers.[6]

Dupki Punnam is the holy dip where people dip themselves in conference of the river Esi and Musi. Over the years, Musi turned into a municipal gutter and, thus, lost status of a sacred river, which it once enjoyed.[7]

There is also very old Qutub Shahi Jamai Masjid on the road of Fateh Darwaza and a temple of Lord Sriram is located on the rout of Bapu ghat at Langer house.

NeighbourhoodsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  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.