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Ruined facade of Katapady Beedu,the manor of the erstwhile Bunt rulers of Katapady
Ruined facade of Katapady Beedu,the manor of the erstwhile Bunt rulers of Katapady
Coordinates: 12°54′52″N 75°11′09″E / 12.91448°N 75.18597°E / 12.91448; 75.18597Coordinates: 12°54′52″N 75°11′09″E / 12.91448°N 75.18597°E / 12.91448; 75.18597
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
 • Body Grama Panchayat
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574105
Telephone code 0820-557
Vehicle registration KA20
Nearest city Udupi
Literacy Approx 99%
Lok Sabha constituency Udupi
Vidhan Sabha constituency Kaup
Civic agency Grama Panchayat
Climate Humid (Köppen)

Katapady is a village near Udupi in Karnataka, India. It is situated at the junction of National Highway 17 and the roads leading to Matti and Shankarapura. Katapadi is surrounded by lush green fields, rivers and a beautiful beach. Katapadi is well known for Matti Gulla (a type of eggplant), Kambala and jasmine (mallige in Tulu). The name Katapadi is derived from "Kattu paadi' which means "tie it down" in Tulu. Apparently the place is named Katapadi after a lost horse which was found and tied down here.

There are 2 Jumu'ah Masjid.

There is also a Roman Catholic church St Vincent De Paul Church,Katapady.

Other than the annual temple car festivals, the festival and urus, Katapadi celebrates Kambala (a traditional buffalo race) every year in January.

SVS Primary School and SVS Pre University Colleges are among the oldest schools in Karnataka. SVS Primary School completed its centenary year recently.

Katapadi has weekly markets known as sante (in Kannada), which is like flea market.


National Highway NH-66 passes through Katapady. Udupi is 7 km from Katapady.

Renowned people[edit]

  • Dayanand Shetty (actor)
  • Dayananda Bangera (cricketer)
  • Uday Kumar Y. (cricketer)
  • Master Hussain Saheb (retired teacher from S.V.S Primary School - the first person to start typing classes in Katapady and kaup in 1956)
  • Fakir Mohammed Katpadi(Kannada Writter is actively associated with Samudya, a radical-progressive cultural movement in Karnataka) Awarded with Katha Puraskar, Kannada Sahitya Akademi award & Kannada Rajyotsava award.

Nearby places[edit]

  • Udupi, Well known temple city of Southern India. Also known for its Udupi cuisine and restaurants.
  • Pajaka Kshetra, Madhwaacharya's birthplace is about 5 kilometers from Katapadi.
  • Kaup, known for its lighthouse and beach.
  • Mattu, known for its beach,
  • Manipal, a university town.

External links[edit]

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Barkur Shantharam Shetrna Kanapallai da yerukul.

Katapady kambala 2014- Barkur kanapallai

This is a clip of buffaloes at katapady kambala. The buffaloes are owned by barkur shantharam shetty.

Sri Venkataramana Temple,Katapady.........

Mahaprathana by Pandit Narasimha Acharya before Lord Moving to Balalaya of Sri Venkataramana Temple Katapady.............This event placed as on ...

Talents of Katapady

Namma jawaneer namma style.

Katapady Teru 2014_ Madhvanavami _Bhali

Brahma Rathu 2014- SVT Katapady, Udupi District

Join us to celebrate this festival from Feb 3rd till 9th 2014. @ SVT Katapady , Udupi District Photography: ...

Chakravarthy sulibele speach in Namo Brigade innaguration function at Katapady Palligudde Ground

Katapady Rathotsava Ratharohan 2014

Katapady Teru 2014_ Madhvanavami _Prarthana

Katapady Car Festival

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273 news items

The Hindu

The Hindu
Wed, 03 Feb 2016 16:10:05 -0800

Nearly 200 fisherwomen from places such as Malpe, Udyavara, Pithroday, Padukere, Bengre and Katapady are selling fish at the temporary fish market at Beedinagudde. The fisherwomen are unhappy with the rise in transportation costs and a decline in ...

Vijaya Karnataka

Vijaya Karnataka
Tue, 19 Jan 2016 02:16:44 -0800

ಕಟಪಾಡಿ: ಸುಮಾರು ಒಂದು ಕೋಟಿ ರೂ. ವೆಚ್ಚದಲ್ಲಿ ಸಂಪೂರ್ಣ ನವೀಕರಣಗೊಂಡ ಮಲ್ಲಾರು ಮತ್ತು ಮೂಳೂರು ಗ್ರಾಮದ ಆರಾಧ್ಯ ದೆವ ಮಲ್ಲಾರು ಶ್ರೀ ಬ್ರಹ್ಮಬೆದರ್ಕಳ ಗರಡಿಯ ನೂತನ ಶಿಲಾಮಯ ಗರ್ಭಗಹದ ...

Vijaya Karnataka

Vijaya Karnataka
Wed, 20 Jan 2016 01:56:15 -0800

ಉಡುಪಿ. ನೀವಿಲ್ಲಿದ್ದೀರಿ - ವಿಜಯ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ » ನಿಮ್ಮ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆ » ಉಡುಪಿ » katapady temple visit. ಕಟಪಾಡಿ ವೆಂಕಟರಮಣ ದೇವಳಕ್ಕೆ ರೆಲ್ವೆ ಸಚಿವ ಸುರೇಶ್ ಪ್ರಭು ಭೇಟಿ. ವಿಕ ಸುದ್ದಿಲೋಕ| Jan 20, 2016, 03.25 PM IST.


Tue, 04 Mar 2014 02:05:24 -0800

Strangely, Ellappa's body was found in a sitting position, tied with a coir rope to the gate of a house opposite Canara Bank at Katapady. Sources said that he was working at the house of a person named P C Pai. Ellappa's wife stays in a house a little ...


Mon, 03 Feb 2014 21:00:16 -0800

Udupi, Feb 4: The renovation work of Katapady Shree Vishwanatha Kshetra, the second most important religious centre for Billawas has reached concluding stages. Minister Vinay Kumar Sorake, honorary president of the renovation committee has said that ...


Fri, 04 Oct 2013 08:58:13 -0700

Udupi, Oct 4: The newly-built CSI Christ Church, established under Church of South India (CSI), southern diocese at Ambady in Katapady, here was inaugurated by CSI southern diocese bishop Rev Dr J S Sadananda on Friday, October 4. He also ...


Sun, 09 Feb 2014 22:33:25 -0800

It is religion that binds all and brings everyone together. A life moulded on the foundation of religion is indeed rewarding and meaningful," he said. "Renovation work at Katapady Vishwanath Kshetra has been splendid. The sculptures here are marvellous ...


Mon, 10 Sep 2012 03:24:35 -0700

Udupi, Sep 10: Brahmashree Prakashananda Swamiji of Shivagiri Math laid the foundation stone for the renovation work at Vishwanath Kshetra, Katapady here on Sunday September 10. Speaking on the occasion, D V Sadananda Gowda said that the Hindu ...

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