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Location of Dakshina Kannada district with respect to the other districts of Karnataka.
Location of Dakshina Kannada district with respect to the other districts of Karnataka.

Dakshina Kannada (Kannada:ದಕ್ಷಿಣ ಕನ್ನಡ), also called South Kannada, South Kanara, or South Canara, is a coastal Karnataka district in the state of Karnataka in India. It is bordered by Udupi District to the north, Chikmagalur District to the northeast, Hassan District to the east, Kodagu District to the southeast, and Kasaragod District in Kerala to the south. The Arabian Sea bounds it on the west. Mangalore is the capital and chief city of the district. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (621x933, 47 KB) Summary Map of Dakshina Kannada District original altered from blank map of Wikimedia Commons. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (621x933, 47 KB) Summary Map of Dakshina Kannada District original altered from blank map of Wikimedia Commons. ... Karnataka state is comprised of 27 districts, grouped into four divisions. ... Kannada - aptly described as sirigannada (known to few as Kanarese) is one of the oldest Dravidian languages and is spoken in its various dialects by roughly 45 million people. ... Karnataka state is comprised of 27 districts, grouped into four divisions. ... India is subdivided into twenty-eight states and seven union territories; the states and territories are themselves further subdivided. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... Udupi District in Karnataka was created in August 1997. ... Vidyasankara temple in Shringeri. ... Hassan is a district in Karnataka state, India. ... Kodagu (Coorg in the old Anglicized form) is a district of Karnataka state in southern India. ... Bekal Fort Beach Kasargod (also spelled Kasargode or Kasarkode) is the northern-most district in the state of Kerala, south India. ... Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം, — ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Map of the Arabian Sea. ... Mangalore  , (ಮಂಗಳೂರು in Kannada), is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ...


The population of the district was 1,897,730 of which 38.43% is urban as of 2001.[1] The population of the district increased 14.51% from 1991 to 2001, and 15.98% in the 1981-1991 period.


The district is divided into five talukas, Mangalore, Bantwal, Puttur, Sullia, and Belthangady.It used to include three northern talukas, Udupi, Kundapur and Karkal, but these were separated in August 1997 to form Udupi district. Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts are often called Tulu Nadu, as Tulu is the majority language in the region. However, Tulu language and its people have been closely associated with Kannada language as Tulu has been written in Kannada script for many centuries. The Alupas who ruled this region between the 8th and 14th century CE as a feudatory of all the major Kannada empires of those times ecncouraged and made Kannada their official language. It is for this reason that the Tulu speaking districts are a part of Karnataka state. A taluka is an administrative division in India below a district; called tahsil/tehsil in northern India. ... Mangalore  , (ಮಂಗಳೂರು in Kannada), is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ... Bantwal is a taluk in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India. ... Puttur is a town in the Dakshina Kannada district, in the state of Karnataka, India. ... Sullia is the city belonging to the Dakshina Kannada district of the state of Karnataka, India. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS TO DAKSHINA KANNADA (AND MANGALORE) AREA: PLEASE NOTE THAT MANGALORE AND THE NEARBY AREAS IN THE DISTRICT OF DAKSHINA KANNADA ARE PRONE TO MOB VIOLENCE BETWEEN HINDUS AND MOSLEMS [1]. EXTREMIST ORGANISATIONS LIKE SIMI AND BAJRANG DAL ARE ACTIVE IN THE AREA, ACCORDING TO THE HOME... Kundapur, the headquarter town of the Kundapura taluk is about 36 kilometres from Udupi, Karnataka, India. ... Jain temple in the middle of the lake. ... Udupi District in Karnataka was created in August 1997. ... Dakshina Kannada, also called South Kannada, South Kanara, or South Canara, is a district of Indias Karnataka state. ... Tulu is one of the minor languages of India with under 2,000,000 speakers. ... Telegu ( ತುಳು ) is a Dravidian language of India with fewer than two million speakers. ... Kannada (ಕನ್ನಡ ) is one of the major Dravidian languages of southern India and one of the oldest languages in India. ... The Kannada script is an abugida of the Brahmic family, primarily to write the Kannada language, one of the Dravidian languages in India. ... The Alupas kings (Kannada: ಆಲೂಪರು)(450 - 1400 C.E.) were a minor dynasty who ruled parts of coastal Karnataka as feudatories of all the major kingdoms of Karnataka starting with the Kadambas until the reign of the Vijayanagar empire. ...

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Background

Before 1860, Dakshina Kannada was part of a greater district called Canara, which was under a single administration in the Madras Presidency. The Kanara or Canara (called Kannada in Karnataka) districts comprise three districts of Karnataka - North Kanara (Uttara Kannada) whose administrative headquarters is Karwar, Udupi, and South Kanara (Dakshina Kannada), whose administrative headquarters is Mangalore. ... Madras Presidency, also known as Madras Province and known officially as Presidency of Fort St. ...


In 1860, the British split the area into South Canara and North Canara, the former being retained in the Madras Presidency, while the later was made a part of Bombay Province in 1862. Coondapur taluka was earlier included in North Canara, but was re-included in South Canara later. Madras Presidency, also known as Madras Province and known officially as Presidency of Fort St. ...


After independence, South Canara was divided to Dakshina Kannada and Udupi districts. The then undivided Dakshina Kannada district consists of the present day borders of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi and Kasaragod. Udupi District in Karnataka was created in August 1997. ...


During the Reorganisation of States in 1956, Kasaragod was split and transferred to the newly created Kerala state and Dakshina Kannada was transferred to Mysore state (present day Karnataka). Bekal Fort Beach For the district with the same name, see Kasaragod District. ... Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം, — ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ...


Later, the Karnataka Government, for the purpose of administration, split the greater Dakshina Kannada district into Udupi and present day Dakshina Kannada districts in the year 1997 A.D. Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ...


The district is famous for red clay roof tiles ( Mangalore tiles ), banking , education and of course for its exotic cuisine.


Language

The mainstream Kannada speakers are a minority in this district. However, three dialects of Kannada, namely Havyaka, Kundapura kannada and Are Bhashe are spoken along with majority Tulu language and Konkani language. There is also a sizeable population of Muslims called Bearys, who speak their own language. Sri Raghaveshwara Bharathi Swami Havyaka Brahmins are a Brahmin subsect primarily from the Indian state of Karnataka and Northern Kerala. ... Arebhashe or Gowda Kannada is a dialect of the Kannada language, particularly, spoken by the people belonging to ‘Gowda’ community (among Hindus) who are the natives of Sullia and Bhagamandala of Dakshina Kannada and Coorg districts, respectively and also eastern parts of Kasaragod district of Kerala state. ... Telegu ( ತುಳು ) is a Dravidian language of India with fewer than two million speakers. ... Konkani (DevanāgarÄ«/Marathi कोंकणी ) is an Indo-Aryan language, although it includes a wealth of words derived from various Dravidian languages. ... The Bearys (also known as Byaris) are a small, vibrant Muslim community concentrated mostly in coastal South Kanara (Dakshina Kannada) district of Karnataka state in India, having their own unique traditions, and distinct cultural identity. ...


Some Malayali literature describe the region stretching from Chandragiri River in Kasaragod District of Kerala to Gokarna in Uttara Kannada as Tulu Nadu. However, present day Tulu cultural boundary is limited to Udupi taluk of Udupi district. Malayali or Malayalee is the Malayalam word used to denote a person (usually Dravidians) from the state of Kerala. ... Payaswini (Chandragiri puzha) is a river in Kasargode district of Kerala state, south India. ... Bekal Fort Beach For the district with the same name, see Kasaragod District. ... Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം, — ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... Gokarna meaning Cows Ear is a small town situated in North Kannada district coastal Karnataka, India. ... Location of Uttara Kannada district with respect to the other districts of Karnataka. ... Dakshina Kannada, also called South Kannada, South Kanara, or South Canara, is a district of Indias Karnataka state. ... IMPORTANT NOTICE TO TRAVELLERS TO DAKSHINA KANNADA (AND MANGALORE) AREA: PLEASE NOTE THAT MANGALORE AND THE NEARBY AREAS IN THE DISTRICT OF DAKSHINA KANNADA ARE PRONE TO MOB VIOLENCE BETWEEN HINDUS AND MOSLEMS [1]. EXTREMIST ORGANISATIONS LIKE SIMI AND BAJRANG DAL ARE ACTIVE IN THE AREA, ACCORDING TO THE HOME... Udupi District in Karnataka was created in August 1997. ...


Historic Sites

Moodabidri as an ancient center of jain learning is referred to as Jain Kashi. This small town is 37 kms northeast of the head quarter Mangalore of the Dakshin Kannada district. ... A Bhattaraka is the head of traditional Jain institution. ... The Krishnapura Matha belongs to the Madhwa sect of Vaishnavism. ...

Cultures,Traditions and rituals

The people of Dakshina Kannada worship serpent god ( Subramanya ).According to Legend ,The district was reclaimed by Parashurama from sea.Hence worship of Serpent is done to original inhabitats.Many rituals like nagaradhane are performed.Worship of spirits is prevalent in these areas. Rituals like Bhuta Kola are done to satisfy the spirits. Kumbla a form of buffalo race in muddy track in the paddy field is organised. In Hinduism, Kartikeya (also Murugan, Subrahmanya, Skanda, Kumaran, Swaminanda) is a deity born out of a magical spark created by Shiva. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Bhargava Rama and Parshuram (Discuss) Parashurama Bhargava or Parasurama (Axe-wielding Rama), according to Hindu mythology is the Sixth avatara of Vishnu, belongs to the Treta yuga, and is the son of Jamadagni. ... Nagaradhane or snake worship, along with Bhuta Kola is one of the unique traditions, prevalent in coastal districts of Dakshina Kannada and Udupi in Karnataka. ... Bhuta Kola or spirit worship is an ancient form of worship prevalent among the Tulu-speaking community in Udupi, Dakshina Kannada districts in Karnataka and Kasargod district in Kerala. ...


Related Information

SPDK Dakshina Kannada Police News (Weblog)


References

  1. ^ Census data. Retrieved on 2006-09-09.


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Capital Bangalore
Divisions BangaloreBelgaumGulbargaMysore
Districts BagalkotBangalore RuralBangalore UrbanBelgaumBellaryBidarBijapurChamarajanagarChikmagalurChitradurgaDakshina KannadaDavanagereDharwadGadagGulbargaHassanHaveriKodaguKoppalKolarMandyaMysoreRaichurShimogaTumkurUdupiUttara Kannada
Taluks of Karnataka

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