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Ruled by Kakatiyas and Vijayanagara kings, Pallavas, Nizam Nawabs and Telugu Cholas, Kadapa has developed a rich culture of its own. People of various ethnicity live here peacefully. As a result one can witness various festivals, rituals and customs in Kadapa. Although the people are still not very open to the new ideologies and follow conservative approach, but with the development of the place things are changing day by day in Kadapa.
People of Kadapa
People of Kadapa are simple, hospitable and
very hard working. People of Kadapa belong to different religions including Islam, Hindu, Jainism, Buddhism and Christianity. Due to his rich historical past, one can also see a dominance f Buddhism and Jainism in the culture of Kadapa. A Chinese traveler namely Huen Trang, gives clear existence of nirgantha heretics (Jain) and Sangharams (Buddhist monasteries) through his travel in 7th century AD in Kadapa. Muslims are known to have their existence from fourteen century, while Christians came at last in the first half
of eighteen century only.
Festivals and Events of Kadapa
Having a population of different religions itself means a lot of festivals to celebrate. Most of the Hindu festivals including Holi, Diwali, Raksha Bandhan, Sankranthi, Dushera etc. are celebrated here with a lot of zeal and passion. Ramzan and Eid are celebrated at the same pace among the people of Muslim community. Many south Indian festivals including Ugadi and Ursu are also celebrated with a lot of keenness and eagerness. Christmas is also celebrated not only among the people of Christian community but also among others with the same enthusiasm and gusto.
Architecture of Kadapa
Architecture level of Kadapa can be
easily understood from the presence of Gandikota Fort and Ameen Peer
Dargah. Both of these monuments depict the greatness of the architecture
of Kadapa. Various mosques, churches and temples built in 14th century
to 21st century shows variety in the architecture of Kadapa.
Language and Literature of Kadapa
Telugu is the main language of Kadapa. Just like any other part of Andhra Pradesh, most of the people in the city speak Telugu in their daily routine. Urdu is the second official language of Kadapa. Most of the Muslim people speak Urdu either alone or with the combination of Telugu. As a lot of population of the area is of Hindu religion, Hindi is another main language of Kadapa. English is gaining popularity day by day in Kadapa with the rapid development of the city.
Attire in Kadapa
With the rapid urbanization of the city, most of the people prefer to wear shirt and trousers in their general uses. Most of the affluent people of the area like to wear white shirt mostly. Unlike men, women have many options in their daily wear including Salwar kamiz, Churidaar and Sari. Sari and Salwar Kamiz are the most popular among the population here, although Churidaar and some western wear including Jeans and Top are making their way slowly in the fashion of Kadapa.