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Katapady
ಕಟಪಾಡಿ
Katpadi
Village
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
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
Government
 • Body Grama Panchayat
Languages
 • Other Tulu, Urdu, Konkani, Beary
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574105
Telephone code 0820-557
Vehicle registration KA20
Nearest city Udupi
Literacy Approx 80%%
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.

Transportation[edit]

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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Daijiworld.com
Sat, 26 Jul 2014 23:56:15 -0700

Udupi, Jul 27: Traffic was choked at various spots along national highway 66 here on Saturday July 26 following accidents at Udayavar, Katapady and Guddeangadi. An auto rickshaw and a bus collided at Tekaltota, Katapady, while in Udayavar a serial ...
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