Culture of WarangalIndia is known for its vast culture among the tourists. Every region of this country has different languages, attires, customs, architecture, festivals and people and Warangal is no exception to this. You will find many things here which are limited to this region only and cannot be found anywhere else in the country.
People of WarangalPeople of Warangal region consists of both Hindus and Muslims. Most of the people speak Telugu and Urdu with some knowledge of Hindi and English as well. The people are mostly educated with an overall literacy rate of 84.16 percent including 76.79 % female literacy and 91.54 % male literacy. Most of the people are dependent on agriculture for their living, though tourism is another option of earning money here.
Some of the renowned people who were born in Warangal district include Pendyala Varavara Rao, Daasaradhi Krishnamacharyulu, Bammera Pothana, Chukka Ramaiah, Kaloji Narayana Rao and Pamulaparti Venkata Narasimha Rao.
The attire of Warangal is majorly impacted by the attire of entire Andhra Pradesh. Most of the women prefer to wear saree, especially in the rural region of the area, while on the other hand men prefer to wear lungi with a shirt, which is made of cotton and is mainly of white color. However, with the development of recent years, people are shifting towards western clothes including jeans, t-shirt, skirts, shorts, pants etc., as they are comfortable and more stylish as compared to the traditional wear.
Languages and Literature in WarangalBeing a city of Andhra Pradesh, Telugu is the main language of the city. As the population consist a lot of Muslims, Urdu is another prominent language of the area. The Urdu language flourished during the Ajif Shahi Dynasty. Hindi is also spoken here among the people of Hindu region. With the development of recent years in the area, a lot of people have shifted towards using English as well, especially the young generation of today’s time. Pendyala Varavara Rao is one of the most prominent poets born in Warangal.
Festivals and Events of Warangal
Hindu and Muslim both the region prevail in this are, hence all the festivals of Hindus including Holi, Diwali, Dussera, Raksh Bandhan, Ram Navmi, Vinayak Chavithi, Sankranti, Ugadi etc. and all the festivals of Muslims including Ramadan, Eid-Ul-Fitr, Eid al-Adha, Milad un Nabi, Moharram etc.are celebrated with full enthusiasm among the people. Apart from these Bonalu Festival, Bathukamma Festival , Kakatiya Festival, Shakambari Festival and Sammakka-Sarakka Jatra are special festivals of the region and are celebrated here only with some of the other parts of Andhra Pradesh.
Architecture of Warangal
Warangal is a heritage city and comes under the list of World Heritage Places by UNESCO. Its architecture is affected by many different dynasties over the years of history and is mostly influenced by Kakatiyan Dynasty around the 12th Century. Most of its attractions including Thousand Pillar Temple, Ramappa Temple, Ghanpur Group of Temple, Warangal Fort and Khush Mahal are of Kakatiyan period only. They used to built monuments out of single rock hence the city was previously known as Orukallu meaning “carved out of single rock”. Apart from Kakatiyan impact of Jainism and Chalukya Dynasty can also be seen on the city of Warangal. Jain Temple located in Kolunapaka is the example of Jainism era.