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Gadwal

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Gadwal is a city in the Jogulamba Gadwal district of Telangana, India. The city of Gadwal covers an area of approximately. It is located 188 km from the state capital Hyderabad. It is also an assembly Constituency in Telangana state. Gadwal is a famous historical site in Telangana and had served as capital of Gadwal Samsthanam. Historically, Gadwal was not part of Telangana. Before this taluka being gained by Telangana, it was part of Rayalaseema region in Andhra Pradesh.Gadwal fort is still an imposing structure around which the old city sprawls. The fort also houses several old temples of which Sri Chennakesava Swamy Temple is important. Another famous temple of Jammulamma is located west to the city.One of Gadwal's most notable landmarks is the large dam currently under construction known as the Priyadarshini Jurala Project. It has almost 62 gates. Its generation capacity is 234 MW.GeographyGadwal has an average elevation of 325m. Gadwal has good infrastructure including a railway junction, river, government land, Sub Collector Office, national highway connectivity and brand image in the country.Gadwala SamsthanamAccording to The Imperial Gazetteer of India, Gadwal Samsthanam was once part of Raichur district (though it is now in Mahabubnagar district). It was once ruled by Somashekar Ananda Reddy, affectionately called somanadri, who hails from the Pudur village. Gadwal has developed around a fort built by the Gadwal ruler Somanadri. This Gadwal Samsthanam was protected by Mallichetti vamshiyulu. The Nagi Reddy we fondly know Nagappa was an Ayngarashakulu of Gadwal samsthanam (Raja somanadri was a minor). He died in a war with fanatic sultans. Then Narsappa succeeded his father Nagappa as Gadwal Samsthanam Ayngarashakulu, but unfortunately for some reason, he had to leave the palace.
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