Mathur, Matthur, Mathoor
The Tunga River at Mattur
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Mattur has a Rama Mandira, a Shivalaya, Someshwara temple and Lakshmikeshava temple.
Mattur and Hosahalli are known for their efforts to support Gamaka art, which is a unique form of singing and storytelling in Karnataka. These are two of the very rare villages in India where Sanskrit is spoken as a regional language . Here more than 90% of the population of this village knows Sanskrit.
Muttur is a failed experiment. Sanskrit is confined only to Brahmins, who comprises 80% of village population. It is not spoken as a daily language.
- Omkar Nath Koul, L. Devaki, Central Institute of Indian Languages, Unesco (2000). Linguistic heritage of India and Asia. Central Institute of Indian Languages. p. 247.
- Arvind Sharma (2005). New focus on Hindu studies. D.K. Printworld (P) Ltd.,. p. 65.
- Rao, Subha J (Mar 2, 2008). "Keeping Sanskrit alive". The Hindu. Retrieved 1 April 2011.