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Shankaranarayana is a village in Kundapura taluk of Udupi district in the state of Karnataka in India.It is situated in midst of coconut and arecanut plantations along with forests adjoining western ghats. Earlier this village was called as Golikatte.
The history of Shankaranayana goes back to ancient times, because the temple is said to be constructed on water ( or on a lake ) by ancient people.
The annual fare being held every year on January 16 attracts large number of people from surrounding villages. Shankara (Hara) and Narayana (Hari) are jointly worshipped here and there are five Shankaranarayana temples within a radius of about 15 kilometers.
This small village has almost all facilities ideally required for an Indian village. Kinder Garden, Primary School, High school, College, Computer Institute are educational facilities. Government Hospital, Petrol Bunk. National Bank and Co-operative banks, clinics and dispensaries, Police Station, Sub Registrar Office office, Veterinary Hospital, Oil Mills are all there catering to the needs of Rural People. The place is well connected to Kundapura, Udupi (district centre), Shimoga (Neighboring District) and Kollur (important pilgrimage centre). This village may be dubbed as Pensioners' retreat!
Shankaranarayana is having a primary school which is more than one hundred years old. Now the village is having English Medium Primary school now extended to high school and pre-university course, First Grade College, Computer education Centre.
As this is not a business centre, main business of villagers revolve around agriculture. Coconut, paddy, arecanut, pepper, cashew,and recently rubber are main crops.
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