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A typical view of the Konkan, consisting of white-sand beaches and palm trees (mostly coconut and betel nut).
A typical view of the Konkan, consisting of white-sand beaches and palm trees (mostly coconut and betel nut).

The Konkan, also called the Konkan Coast or Karavali, is a rugged section of the western coastline of India from Raigad to Mangalore. It includes Mumbai Region and Thane District. The sapta-Konkan is a slightly larger region described in the Skanda-purana. Image File history File links Please see the file description page for further information. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Konkan. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x505, 196 KB) Summary Dabhol beach as seen from the ferry when crossing over from Guhaghar. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1023x505, 196 KB) Summary Dabhol beach as seen from the ferry when crossing over from Guhaghar. ... The Konkan, also called the Konkan Coast or Karavali is the name given to a stretch of rugged and beautiful section of the western coastline of India from Ratnagiri to Mangalore. ... Raigad was the capital of Shivajis kingdom. ... , Mangalore (Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalooru; Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲ, Kudla; Konkani: ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್, Kodial; Beary: ಮೈಕಲ, Maikala)   is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... For the Anglo-Saxon royal retainer, see Thegn. ... Skanda is a name of a deity that is popular amongst practicing Hindus and Buddhists Skanda is a Hindu deity also known as Kartikeya and Murugan. ...


Konkan is also one of six divisions of the state of Maharashtra. , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , English: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ...


So far entire Indian underwater territory has been mystery. Just recently since March, 2007, Dr. Sarang Kulkarni, Marine Biologist and PADI Scuba Diving Instructor (only one the country!!!!) started revealing the under water secrets, Konkan has been prime diving destiny for fish diversity, uniqueness and abundace. Today, konkan has been prime destination among divers all over the world. Sources says that besutiful atool or barrier reef exist just 100 km insde the ocean from the coastline. Dr. Kulkarni has been refusing to comment on his new discovery. Sources suggests that this new discovery would lead scuba divers fron all over the world to flock in this place... Konkan and Gujarat (Entire coast of Gujarat .....Dr. Kulkarni's new destination for his new discoveries!!!!


Residents of Konkan and their descendants are called Konkanis. The name may also refer specifically to the Konkani people, an ethnic group of the region; most of them speak the Konkani language, which is from the Indo-European family of languages. The Konkani people are a group of people who speak Konkani. ... Konkani language test of Wikipedia at Wikimedia Incubator Konkani (Devanāgarī: कोंकणी, Kannada: ಕೊಂಕಣಿ, Malayalam: കൊംകണീ, Roman: Konknni, IAST: ) is a language of India, and belongs to the Indo-European family of languages. ... The Indo-European languages comprise a family of several hundred related languages and dialects [1], including most of the major languages of Europe, as well as many spoken in the Indian subcontinent (South Asia), the Iranian plateau (Southwest Asia), and Central Asia. ...


The Sanskrit term Konkanastha (कोंकणस्थ), meaning "Resident of Konkan", is used to refer to the Chitpavan, a Brahmin caste of the region. The Sanskrit language ( , for short ) is a classical language of India, a liturgical language of Hinduism, Buddhism, and Jainism, and one of the 23 official languages of India. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Chitpavan Konkanastha Brahmins. ... A Brahmin (anglicised from the Sanskrit adjective belonging to Brahma, also known as Brahman belonging to ; Vipra, Dvija twice-born, Dvijottama best of the twice born or earth-god) is considered to be the highest class (varna) in the Indian caste system of Hindu society [1] [2], although this status...

Rural Konkan
Rural Konkan

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Boundaries

The precise definition of Konkan varies, but most include Maharashtra's districts of Raigad, Mumbai, Thane, Ratnagiri and Sindhudurg, the state of Goa, and the Uttar Kannada, Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts of Karnataka. The cities of Mumbai and Mangalore are geographically a part of the Konkan. , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , English: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Raigad was the capital of Shivajis kingdom. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... For the Anglo-Saxon royal retainer, see Thegn. ... Ratnagiri is a city in India, located in the southwestern part of Maharashtra State on the Arabian Sea coast, in the Ratnagiri district. ... Sindhudurg fortress Sindhudurg(Marathi सिंधुदुर्ग) is a fortress which occupies an islet in the Arabian Sea, just of the coast of Maharashtra in western India. ... , Goa   (Konkani: गोंय goṃya; Marathi: govā; Portuguese: ) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population (after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh). ... Uttara Kannada is a district in the southern Indian state of Karnataka. ... Udupi (Kannada:ಉಡುಪಿ) is a temple town located in Udupi District, near Mangalore, Karnataka state, on the southwest coast of India. ... Location of Dakshina Kannada district with respect to the other districts of Karnataka. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ... , Mangalore (Kannada: ಮಂಗಳೂರು, Mangalooru; Tulu: ಕುಡ್ಲ, Kudla; Konkani: ಕೊಡಿಯಾಲ್, Kodial; Beary: ಮೈಕಲ, Maikala)   is the chief port city of the state of Karnataka, India. ...


The sapta-Konkan as depicted in Skanda-purana stretches from Maharashtra to Karnataka . This is actually logical since there are a lot of similarities in the food-habits (rice and fish), crops cultivated (rice, mangoes, cashews and jackfruit) and the physique (tall and well-built) of people dwelling in this area. This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Species About 35 species, including: Mangifera altissima Mangifera applanata Mangifera caesia Mangifera camptosperma Mangifera casturi Mangifera decandra Mangifera foetida Mangifera gedebe Mangifera griffithii Mangifera indica Mangifera kemanga Mangifera laurina Mangifera longipes Mangifera macrocarpa Mangifera mekongensis Mangifera odorata Mangifera pajang Mangifera pentandra Mangifera persiciformis Mangifera quadrifida Mangifera siamensis Mangifera similis Mangifera... Binomial name Anacardium occidentale L. The Cashew (Anacardium occidentale; syn. ... Binomial name Artocarpus heterophyllus Lam. ...


The Konkan division

Map of the districts comprising the Konkan division of Maharashtra.
Map of the districts comprising the Konkan division of Maharashtra.

The Konkan division of Maharashtra comprises the entire coastal region of the state, including Mumbai. Image File history File links MaharashtraKonkan. ... Maharashtra state is made up of 35 districts, which are grouped into six divisions. ... , “Bombay” redirects here. ...

The Konkan division in Goa comprises the whole of it. Mumbai city district is a district of Maharashtra. ... The Mumbai suburban district is a district of the state of Maharashtra, India. ... Raigad District is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Ratnagiri is a district in Maharashtra, India. ... Sindhudurg (सिंधुदूर्ग in Marathi) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India, which was carved out of the erstwhile Ratnagiri district. ... Thane is a district in northern Maharashtra in India. ...


History of administrative districts in Konkan Division

There have been changes in the names of Districts and has seen also the addition of newer districts after India gained Independence in 1947 and also after the state of Maharashtra was formed.

  • Notable events include the creation of the Sindhudurg from the southern areas of the Ratnagiri district.
  • Second event include the renaming of the erstwhile Kolaba district as Raigad, district.
  • The Thane district is under proposal to be divided and a separate Jhawar (Tribal) district be carved out of existing Thane district

Sindhudurg (सिंधुदूर्ग in Marathi) is an administrative district in the state of Maharashtra in India, which was carved out of the erstwhile Ratnagiri district. ... Ratnagiri is a district in Maharashtra, India. ... Raigad District is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Raigad District is a district in the Indian state of Maharashtra. ... Thane is a district in northern Maharashtra in India. ...

References

See also

The Konkan Railway (Railway Symbol:KR) is a company of the Indian Railways which operates along the Konkan coast of India. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... It has been suggested that History of the Konkan be merged into this article or section. ... National Highway 17 otherwise known as NH 17 is a highway connecting Mumbai to Ernakulam. ...

External links

Western Ghats
Rivers

Bhadra River | Bhima River | Chalakudy River | Chittar River | Godavari River | Kabini River | Kali River | Kallayi River | Kaveri River | Koyana | Krishna | Krishna River | Kundali River | Mahabaleshwar | Malaprabha River | Manimuthar River | Netravati River | Pachaiyar River | Parambikulam River | Pennar River | Saraswati | Savitri | Sharavathi River | Tambaraparani River | Tapti River | Tunga River | Venna The Agasthiyamalai range of the Western Ghats The Western Ghats are a mountain range in India. ... This bridge across the Danube River links Hungary with Slovakia. ... The Bhadra River is a river in Karnataka state in southern India. ... The Bhima River is a river in western India. ... Chalakkudy River or Chalakkudy Puzha runs through Chalakkudy town which is the Thrissur District of Kerala state in south India. ... Chittar River and its five tributaries and numerous other contributing streams originate in the Courtallam hills of Tirunelveli District in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. ... The Godavari River, adjacent to the town of Kovvur This article is about Godavari River in India. ... The Kabini or Kabani is a river of southern India. ... The Kali River originates from the Greater Himalayas at Kalapaani at an altitude of 3600 m, in the Pithoragarh District of Uttarakhand, India. ... Kallayi River is one of the rivers in Kerala, India. ... This article or section is not written in the formal tone expected of an encyclopedia article. ... This article is about the Hindu deity. ... Krishna in Vijayawada in 2007 The River Krishna (meaning dark (feminine) in Sanskrit, also called the Krishnaveni, is one of the longest rivers of India (about 1300 km in length). ... Kundaly dam in Munnar Kundali River is a river originating in the Kundali Hills of the Western Ghats in the state of Maharashtra and flowing into the Upper Bhima River Basin. ... On the outskirts of Mahabaleshwar, towards Panchgani. ... The Malaprabha River is a tributory of the Krishna River and flows through the state of Karnataka in India. ... Manimuthar River originates on the eastern slopes of Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. ... The Netravati River (or Nethravathi River) has its origins at Gangamoola at Samse in Chikkamagaluru district of Karnataka, India. ... Pachaiyar River originates on the eastern slopes of the Western Ghats approximately 1000 meters above sea level in the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. ... Parambikulam River, one of four tributaries of the Chalakkudi River,[1] originates in the Coimbatore district of Tamil Nadu, India. ... The Penner (also Pennar, Penna or Penneru) is a river of southern India. ... In Hinduism, Saraswati (Sanskrit ) is one of the goddesses, the other two being Lakshmi and Durga, that form the female counterpart of the Trimurti. ... Savitri and similar spellings represent various Sanskrit words and names:- Savitri, with all vowels short, is a (confusing) Roman-phonetic spelling of the Vedic Hindu sun god Savitr. ... Sharavathi is a river in India. ... Tambaraparani River, in the past called Tambaraparani, originates on the eastern slopes of Western Ghats in Tirunelveli District of the state of Tamil Nadu in southern India. ... The Tapti River (also Tapi River) is a river of central India. ... The Tunga is a river in the Indian state of Karnataka. ...

Regions

Goa gap | Palghat Gap The Palakkad Gap is a low pass through the Western Ghats ranges of southern India, linking Palakkad District of Kerala state with Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. ...

Hills

Agastya Malai | Anamudi | Banasura Peak | Biligirirangan Hills | Biligirirangans | Chembra Peak | Desh Maharashtra region | Doddabetta | Gangamoola peak | Harishchandragad | Kalsubai | Kemmangundi | Konkan | Kudremukh | Mahabaleshwar | Malabar | Malnad | Mullayanagiri | Mullayanagiri | Nandi Hills | Nilgiri Hills | Sahyadri | Shevaroys | Taramati | Tirumala Range | Vellarimala The panoramic view from Connors Hill, near Swifts Creek, Victoria A hill is a landform that extends above the surrounding terrain, in a limited area. ... A view of the Agasthyarkoodam from the base Agastya Malai (Agastyakoodam), a peak of 1868 m in the Western Ghats. ... The Anai Mudi is the highest peak in the Cardamom Hills in Kerala, India, in the southern region of Eravikulam National Park. ... The Biligiri Hills (White mountains in the Kannada language), also known as the Biligiri Rangas Hills, are a range of hills in southern India. ... The Biligirirangans are a forested hill range near Mysore, India. ... Chembra Peak (2100m) Wayanad , Kerala Chembra Peak is the highest peak in Wayanad District, Kerala at 2100m. ... Desh (hindi:देश) Derived from Sanskrit word (देशः) this word means country In the context of the history of Maharashtra, the Marathi people, and of the Maratha Empire or Maratha Confederacy, founded by Shivaji as the Hindawi Swaraj (Hindu Free State), Desh is an abbreviation... Doddabetta is the highest mountain in The Nilgiris, at 2623 meters. ... Harishchandragad is a hill fort in the Ahmednagar region of India. ... Kalsubai is the highest mountain of the Sahyadris in India. ... , Kemmangundi ಕೆಮ್ಮಣ್ಣುಗುಂಡಿ is a hill station in Tarikere taluk of Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, India. ... Kudremukh is a small town in Chikamangalore District of Karnataka, India. ... On the outskirts of Mahabaleshwar, towards Panchgani. ... [Land of uncivilised] Bekal Fort Beach, Kerala Malabar (Malayalam: മലബാര്‍ ) is a region of southern India, lying between the Western Ghats and the Arabian Sea, and derived from the Malayalam word Mala mean Hill and Persian word Bar means Kingdom, and is same as the word meaning of Malayalam. ... Malnad (Kannada: ಮಲೆನಾಡು) (an English word for Malenadu in Kannada, male means rain and nadu means land) is a region of Karnataka state in South India. ... Mullayanagiri (Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ ) (also spelt Mullayangiri or Mullainagiri), is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. ... Mullayanagiri (Kannada: ಮುಳ್ಳಯ್ಯನಗಿರಿ ) (also spelt Mullayangiri or Mullainagiri), is the highest peak in Karnataka, India. ... This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ... Map of The Nilgiris district The Nilgiris or Blue Mountains are a range of mountains and a district in the south-Indian states of Tamil Nadu and Kerala. ... The Western Ghats or Sahyadri mountains run along the western edge of Indias Deccan Plateau, and separate the plateau from a narrow coastal plain along the Arabian Sea. ... Shavaroys is the anglicised name for the Servarayan range of hills rising above the town of Salem in Tamilnadu, India. ... This article is about the town of Tirumala-Tirupati in Andra Pradesh, India. ... Vellarimala is a mountain hill stations in Kerala, India. ...

Waterfalls

Abbey Falls | Chunchanakatte Falls | Gokak Falls | Jog Falls | Kalhatti Falls | Sathodi Falls | Sivasamudram Falls Abbey Falls Abbey Falls (also Abbi Falls) is in Madikeri District in the Western Ghats in the state of Karnataka, India. ... Chunchanakatte Falls on the river Kaveri is near the village of Chunchanakatte in Mysore district, Karnataka, India. ... Gokak falls [Gokak tq six km from Gokak], located right on main road is a celebrated tourist centre in the district. ... Jog Falls (Kannada-ಜೋಗ ಜಲಪಾತ ) are one of the highest waterfalls in India, located in [[Near Sagar] of Karnataka state. ... About 32 kms. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into Shivanasamudra. ...

Dependent states

Goa | Gujarat | Karnataka | Kerala | Maharashtra | Tamil Nadu , Goa   (Konkani: गोंय goṃya; Marathi: govā; Portuguese: ) is Indias smallest state in terms of area and the fourth smallest in terms of population (after Sikkim, Mizoram and Arunachal Pradesh). ... , Gujarat (Gujarati: , IPA:  ) is a state in the Republic of India. ... Karnātakā   (Kannada: ಕನಾ೯ಟಕ) (IPA: ) is one of the four southern states of India. ... , Kerala ( ; Malayalam: കേരളം; ) is a state on the Malabar Coast of southwestern India. ... , Maharashtra (Marathi: महाराष्ट्र , IPA:  , English: ) is Indias third largest state in terms of area and second largest in terms of population after Uttar Pradesh. ... Tamil Nadu (தமிழ் நாடு, Land of the Tamils) is a state at the southern tip of India. ...

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Indo-Gangetic plain | Indus River Delta | Ganga basin | Ganges Delta | Atolls of Maldives | Coromandel Coast | Konkan | Lakshadweep | Andaman and Nicobar Islands | Sundarbans | Rann of Kutch | Protected areas of Tamil Nadu |
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A few farmers have rallied round and started their own water harvesting projects, but on the whole the Konkan nurses a sense of grievance against the government and the spirit of self-help is still dormant here.
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