Manjeshwar

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Manjeshwar
ಮಂಜೇಶ್ವರ/മഞ്ചേശ്വരം
Manjeshwar, Manjeshwaram, Bangra Manjeshwar
Town
Manjeshwar is located in Kerala
Manjeshwar
Manjeshwar
Location in Kerala, India
Coordinates: 12°43′35″N 74°53′13″E / 12.72639°N 74.88694°E / 12.72639; 74.88694Coordinates: 12°43′35″N 74°53′13″E / 12.72639°N 74.88694°E / 12.72639; 74.88694
Country India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
Named for Manjula Kshetra
Government
 • Type Democracy
Languages
 • Official Tulu, Konkani, Kannada, Malayalam, English, Beary, Urdu, Marathi
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 671323
Telephone code 4998
Vehicle registration KL-14

Manjeshwar is a town at the northern tip of the Indian state of Kerala, bordering Karnataka. It is a coastal town in Kasaragod district. It is 21 km from Mangalore city. Srimad Anantheshwara Temple is situated in Manjeshwar. In 2007, the government set up a Tulu academy.

Popular for its center of trade in the past, Hosabettu village of Manjeshwar contributed towards the highest revenue to the British government in entire India.

Manjeshwar Police Station, having one of the largest jurisdictional area in the country, has the largest jurisdictional area in the state of Kerala, comprising several villages.

It is historically known for its important places of interest, one being the 1200-year-old Srimath Anantheshwara Temple, which is mentioned in the Sahyadri Khand of the Skanda Purana. This is among the very few temples having a puranic background.

One more place of interest is the Kanwathirtha, an important place of pilgrimage for the Madhwa Brahmins across India.

The Holy Cross Church, Pavoor of Manjeshwar is the only church in the world where the prayer services are conducted in the Tulu language.

Shri Chathurmukha Basadi, Manjeshwar is one of the most important Jain shrines of south India.

Manjeswaram assembly constituency is part of Kasaragod (Lok Sabha constituency)

Prime Govt. Offices[edit]

  • Manjeshwar Police Station
  • Sub Registrar's Office
  • Sub Treasury
  • Travelers' Bungalow
  • Manjeshwar Block Panchayat Office
  • Manjeshwar Grama Panchayat Office
  • Village Office, Hosabettu
  • Village Office, Kunjathur
  • Manjeshwar Head Post Office and sub ordinate Post offices
  • Krishi Bhavan
  • KSEB Office
  • Veterinary hospital
  • PWD Offices
  • Survey Office
  • Govt. Hospital
  • Homeopathic Center
  • KSEB
  • Manjeshwar Railway Station
  • Customs Office
  • Central Excise Office
  • State Bank of Travancore
  • RTO Check Post, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Sales Tax Check Post, Bangra Manjeshwar
  • Forest Check Post, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Animal Husbandry, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Telephone Exchange, Manjeshwar

Climate[edit]

The monsoon rains during the months of June to September. The spring season occurs during the month of November to January. The summer or dry season falls between the month of February to May. There is an unnamed river that joins the Arabian sea here, thus making the river and sea rich with water life.

Economy / agriculture[edit]

Economy of Manjeshwar is mainly attributed to agriculture and fishing. The region has got fertile land and rich water resources. Most of the people who own land cultivate coconut plantation. Crabs and sea shells are widely available and the people here have developed many special recipes with these beautiful sea food. About 95% of the population of Manjeshwar entirely depend on the city of Mangalore for their basic needs and hence the economy of Mangalore has direct bearing on the economy of this region.

Education[edit]

Public Schools and Colleges
  • Govt. Lower Primary School, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. Lower Primary School, Badaje, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. High School, Bangra Manjeshwar
  • Govind Pai Memorial College, Manjeshwar


Govind Pai Memorial College, Manjeshwar [1]

GPM Government College, Manjeshwaram has been sanctified by the name of the legendary literary luminary Rashtrakavi Manjeshwaram Govinda Pai. He was an erudite scholar, gifted poet, polyglot and multi faceted genius. He has substantially enriched diverse branches of Kannada literature. His creative compositions contain lofty ideals of secularism, humanism and universal brotherhood. It is gratifying to note that the staff and students of the college imbibe and uphold these noble ideals. No wonder, GPM Govt. College is a befitting monument designed to perpetuate the fond memories of the noble soul.

This institution was formally inaugurated in September 1980 by Sri. E K Nayanar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala in the presence of Sri. R Gundu Rao, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka. Sri. Baby John, Minister of Education, Govt. of Kerala, Dr. A Subba Rao, Minister of Irrigation, Govt. of Kerala and Sri. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Finance, Govt. of Karnataka. For over a year since the inception, the college functioned in the 'Vanabhojanasala' belonging to Sreemad Anantheshwara Temple. In October 1981, it was shifted to the semi finished building constructed in the compound of the late poet by the sponsoring committee of the college. In October 1990, the college got transferred to the present and permanent abode in the Hosabettu village of Manjeshwar, which forms the northern border of Kerala State. The college is about 25 km from Kasaragod, the district headquarters and 17 km away from the port city of Mangalore in Karnataka. The nearest railway station is Manjeshwar, hardly 1 km away from the campus.


Private Schools and Colleges
  • Infant Jesus English Medium School, Manjeshwar
  • Malharu nooril islami thaalimi one of large islamic institution
  • Kanla Bhagavathi, Kanila Hills
  • Srimath Anantheshwar Temple Primary School, Manjeshwar
  • Al- Saqaf English Medium School, Udyawar
  • Peace Public School, Hosangadi, Manjeshwar
  • Posoat English Medium School
  • Sirajul Huda Higher Secondary School, Manjeshwar
  • M.M.T.C, Katte bazar
  • Udyavara Bhagavathi A L P School, Kanwatheertha
  • Sphoorthy Vidya Nikethan, Badaje, Manjeshwar
  • Udaya High School, Manjeshwar

Transportation[edit]

Ground
  • NH-66 (formerly NH-17) passes through Manjeshwar.

The following organizations offer both long-distance and local transportation.

Air
Water
School
  • National Educational Institutions, MLA Road, Pavoor.
Temples
Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwara
  • Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwar
  • Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple, Badaje Manjeshwar
  • Shri Keertheshwara Temple, Manjeshwar
  • Shri Kanila Bhagavathi Temple, Manjeshwar
  • Shri Shanischara Mandir, Manjeshwar
  • Shri Nithyananda Mandir, Manjeshwar
  • Shri Kanwathirtha, Manjeshwar
  • Sri Udyawara Mada Daivalu, Manjeshwar
Mosques
  • Malhar Juma Manjeshwar, Hosangadi
  • Udaywar 1000 jammath juma masjid
  • Salafi Juma Masjid,Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Safa Juma Masjid,Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Karoda Masjid Main Junction Manjeshwar.
  • Rahmaniya Juma Masjid, Pavoor, Manjeshwar
  • Baithul Rahman Masjid, Gerukatta, Manjeshwar
  • Machampady Juma Masjid, Badaje Manjeshwar
  • Koppala Juma Masjid, Koppala, Pavoor, Manjeshwar
Basadis

Chathurmukha Basadi, Manjeshwar

Churches

Politics[edit]

Manjeswaram assembly constituency is part of Kasaragod (Lok Sabha constituency).[1]

See also[edit]

Great personalities
Rashtrakavi Manjeshwara Govinda Pai
Nearby Towns
Related articles

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies" (PDF). Kerala. Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2008-10-18. 

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