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Country  India
Languages spoken  Malayalam, Tulu, Kannada
Area  16.7 km2
State  Kerala
Region  MalabarTulu Nadu
District  Kasaragod
Colleges and Universities  Central University of Kerala, Lal Bahadur Shastry College of Engineering Kasargod, St Pius X College - Rajapuram, Century International Institute of Dental Science & Research Centre, Govt Polytechnic - PO Periye

Kasaragod is a town and a municipality in the Kasaragod district, state of Kerala. It is 52 km from Mangalore by road and 46 km through rail. It is the administrative headquarters of Kasaragod district and of the Kasaragod Taluk. It is the second largest town in Kasaragod district after Kanhangad. Notable landmarks in the district include Ananthapura Padmanabhaswamy Temple, Madhur Temple, Malik Deenar Mosque, Theruvatthu Mosque, Eniyadi Maqam, Chandragiri Fort, Central Plantation Crops Research Institute and Central University of Kerala at Tejaswani Hills, Periye. The Bekal Fort and Chembirika Beach are the major tourist attraction points near Kasaragod.


Map of Kasaragod


The ship building industry of Thalangara was well known in India. In the past years a number of ships were built here and sold in various states of India and exported to foreign countries. The Kasaragod economy is mainly agrarian; cash crops such as coconut, rubber are grown and commercially exploited. Other industries include tile manufacture, timber industry etc. Foreign investment or N.R.I Income is high in this part of the state.


Kasaragod Culture of Kasaragod

The principal and recognized administrative languages is Malayalam. Tulu, Beary bashe (spoken by the Tuluva-Malayalee Muslims), Konkani and Kannada are also widely used and Hindi and Urdu to a lesser extent. Havyaka speakers have a strong base in Kannada. The Malayalam spoken here has influences from Beary bashe and also from the languages of Kannada, Urdu, Konkani and Tulu. The Kannada and Tulu spoken here are also influenced by Malayalam.

Fairs and festivals

Kasargod has many fairs and festivals that are popularly celebrated: Onam, Vishu, Ganesh Chathurti, Nagara Panchami and Malik Deenar Uroos. Eid, Bakrid, Milad-e-sheriff and Muharram are celebrated in a manner similar to that seen in Kozhikode. These festivals along with Shivaratri and Navaratri (Dasara) are enthusiastically celebrated by the local people, as is Deepavali. The Milad-e-sheriff celebration include cultural activities, including competitions such as speech, songs and processions by Madrassa students.

Kasaragod Festival of Kasaragod

There are many places (Mogral) which are well known for Mappilappattu, a tradition in the Malabar region.

Local festivals, include: Kumbala Bedi Utsava, and Moodappaseva, the latter a local festival celebrated periodically in the Madhur Temple.

Theyyam is a Bootha kola (a spiritual act) performed in Kasargod.


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