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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 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.


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, 14 Dec 2014 22:37:59 -0800

Udupi: An elderly woman was brutally killed on the road as a Toofan jeep rammed over her in Moodabettu near Katapady on Monday at around 10am. The deceased lady has been identified as Mutthu (65), resident of Moodabettu. While the elderly lady was ...
Thu, 11 Dec 2014 11:18:45 -0800

The festal Holy Mass was celebrated by Fr Royal Nazareth, director of Students Home, Katapady, here along with the clergies of Shirva deanery and other priests. Fr Royal in his homily spoke on the theme 'Reconciliation leads us to build good Relation.
The Hindu
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 00:37:30 -0800

The Kambala Committees of Udupi and Dakshina Kannada districts would be staging a protest against the banning of “Kambala” (slush track he-buffalo race) in front of the Deputy Commissioner's Office in Mangaluru on November 29. Kambala or he-buffalo ...


Sun, 30 Nov 2014 08:52:30 -0800

Speaking on this occasion, Katapady gram panchayat president Vinay Ballal said that if the garbage disposal is not efficiently managed, it will give rise to contagious diseases. The garbage disposal should be the topmost priority of every village councils.
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 ...
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 ...

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