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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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201 news items


Sun, 25 Jan 2015 00:00:11 -0800

Udupi, 27 Jan 2015: As the Church dedicated to Our Lady of Health at Shirva-the Mother Parish of Belle, Mudarangadi, Shankerpura, Pernal, Pamboor, Kalatthur and Yermal, completes a century of its inauguration and blessing by the then Bishop of ...


Wed, 14 Jan 2015 00:15:00 -0800

Moving to the UAE further established Lancy in the Middle East, with his participation in musical events of various organizations and associations like Daiji Rang Mandir, Ferarites, Konkan Yuva, Katapady Konkans, Udyavarites, Omzoorche Dive, and ...
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 ...
Thu, 08 Jan 2015 22:46:56 -0800

Udupi: Mogaveers Bahrain association along with Mogaveer Yuva Sanghatane, Malpe division organised its educational achievement awards programme for the community students who have scored highest marks in the SSLC exam conducted by the higher ...
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 ...
Sat, 01 Feb 2014 10:48:52 -0800

Udupi, Feb 2: A policeman of the Udupi district armed reserve force met a tragic death when a bus collided head-on into the Bullet bike he was riding. The accident took place in front of Katapady Kambala field on NH 66 here on Saturday February 1.
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 ...

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