About Medak

 

About Medak

Medak town was constituted as a Municipality in the year 1952. At present the status of the Municipality is 2nd Grade Municipality Medak town is the Mandal Head Quarter of Medak District and is 100 kms away from the Hyderabad. The District Head Quarters “ Sangareddy” is 70 kms away fron this town. The town is located at 180°3’ North latitude and 78°2’0’ East longitude. This town is having all important Mandal Head quarters Public Officers. There are 8 nationalized banks and 4 other banks are also available in the town existing over an a number of educational institutes. The town existing over an area of 22 sq. kms with 3 Revenue Wards and 27 Election Wards. At present Medak town population as per 2011 census is 44110. This town is not connected with any railway lines, but having roads with near cities and towns. Hyderabad, Sangareddy, Sadasivpet, Zaheerabad and Siddipet.

Medak Fort is situated in Medak district in Andhra Pradesh, approximately 90 kilometers from the capital city of Hyderabad. The fort lies to the north of this famous city and the place may be reached by tourists by either roads or rail. Medak Fort is a major landmark left behind by the powerful Kakatiyan dynasty.Medak Fort is basically a bastion built on a small hill which served as a vantage point for the Kakatiyan kings in ancient India. The fort was built in the 12th century during the regime of the Kakatiyan monarch,Prataparudra.The fort was originally known as Methuku durgam, which denotes cooked rice in the Tamil language. It acted as a commanding post for the Kakatians and later, for the Qutub Shahis.Thus the fort boasts an impressive historical and architectural legacy. The site has stood testimony to numerous wars over 5 centuries.

Medak Fort is noted for its architectural magnificence. Strategically located, it ensured anticipatory advantage over aggressors. The fort has three entrances decorated by lion and elephant sculptures. Within the fort premises is a 17th century cannon, 3.2 meters long and having a muzzle diameter of 15 centimeters. A trident is engraved on its surface.
Medak Fort also incorporates a mosque constructed during the Qutub Shahi regime. The height gives one a breathtaking view of the town and the surrounding regions.
Medak Church stands gloriously as the main landmark of Medak City, in Andhra Pradesh, amidst sylvan surroundings. Built on an extensive scale in pure white granite, this gothic style structure is one of the largest and one of the best churches in the country. Constructed by C.W.Posnett, the magnificent Medak church stands on a sprawling 1000 acres of land in Ghusnabad. The church with its immense beauty was sanctified on 25th December 1924 and took ten years to be completed.

The Medak Church is renowned for its large pointed stained glass windows that tell the story of the Bible in a kaleidoscope of colors though visible only in solar light. Made of Italian tiles, the spired bell tower of Medak Church rises to 175 feet high. The length & width of the Cathedral is 200 feet and 100 feet respectively. The roof of the church is sound proof being made by hollow sponge material and has an impressive style of vaulting. A window depicts the birth scene of Jesus, angels, Prophet or Issaiah, Mary and astrologers. The left side of the church bears the painted crucification scene and in the center the ascension of Jesus is painted bright. Each window is made up of several bits of stained glass delicately set into the massive stone windows. The window to the north which offers a canopy to the altar is awesome. The church has enough space to accommodate 5000 people at a time in its huge dimension.   According to popular legend the church was built out of a famine that struck Medak during World War I for 3 years when hundreds of people approached the Reverend C.W.Posnett, an English Missionary, for food and blessings. He provided with the food for the starving and as an act of gratification to God built the Medak Church with the labor and love of the people.  Very naturally, Easter, Christmas and New Year are celebrated with great pomp in Medak Church. Medak is 90 kms from Hyderabad and is well served by road network. Frequent buses and private transport are the options to choose from. Accommodations are easily available in hotels and lodges of Medak.