Mattur ( also spelled mathur, matthur) is a small village near the city of shimoga, in karnataka, india.
It is on the bank of river tunga. In recent times it has become famous for sanskrit learning. It is one of the very few places left where sanskrit is actively studied. A few families in the village also use sanskrit for daily usage.
Other notable feature in the village is the study of vedas and vedanta. The vedanta school in the village is
closely associated with holenaraseepura trust and is supposed to be one of the rare schools where Shankara vedanta is taught as it was originally enunciated by Shankara.
Mattur's twin village, hosahalli, shares almost all the qualities of mattur.Hosahalli is situated across the bank of river tunga. These two villages are almost always referred to together.
Mattur and Hosahalli are known for their efforts to support Gamaka art, which is a unique form of singing and story-telling in karnataka.
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