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Kanajar is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Kanajar is located in India
Kanajar (India)
Coordinates: 13°16′24″N 74°53′51″E / 13.27333°N 74.89750°E / 13.27333; 74.89750Coordinates: 13°16′24″N 74°53′51″E / 13.27333°N 74.89750°E / 13.27333; 74.89750
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Udupi
 • Body Kanajar - Neere Grama Panchayat
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574102
Telephone code 91-8258
Vehicle registration KA-20
Nearest city Udupi, Manipal, Karkala, Mangalore
Lok Sabha constituency Udupi Chikmagalur (Lok Sabha constituency)[1]
Vidhan Sabha constituency Karkala
Civic agency Kanajar - Neere Grama Panchayat
Climate Tropical monsoon rain forest (Köppen)
Avg. summer temperature 35 °C (95 °F)
Avg. winter temperature 20 °C (68 °F)
Website kanajaronline.com

Kanajar is a small town approximately 78 km north of Mangalore, 18 km west of Karkala and 33 km east of Udupi. Kanajar is part of Karkala Taluk in Udupi District, Karnataka - 574102, India.

Local places[edit]

Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kanajar[edit]

Kanajar Church is a Roman Catholic Church dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes. Kanajar Church surrounded by Moodubelle, Nakre, Hirgan, Manipal and Karkal parishes.[3]

Shree Brahmalingeshwara Temple, Kanajar[edit]

Shree Brahmalingeshwara Temple Of Nayar Heggade's is located in Kanajar.

Lourdes Higher Primary School, Kanajar[edit]

W.A. Lewis started the higher elementary school in 1939. Lourdes Higher Primary School - Kanajar provides primary education to the children in and around of Kanajar. The school is affiliated to Catholic Board of Education, Mangalore.

Little Flower English Medium School[edit]

Little Flower English Medium School, Ranganapalke is run by Glarida Education Trust.[4]

  • Sri Ananda Shetty High School, Kanajar

Sri Ananda Shetty High School, Kanajar is a Govt. High School.
Sri Ananda Shetty High School.JPG

  • Lourdes Hospital, Kanajar

Lourdes Hospital, Kanajar was inaugurated on 11 February 2003.[5]

Kanajar Sauharda Bhavan[edit]

Kanajar Sauharda Bhavan[6] was inaugurated and Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore on 18 April 2009.[7]


Lourdes Convent, Kanajar[edit]

Lourdes Convent, Kanajar is run by Bethany sisters.

Syndicate Bank & ATM, Post Office.


Most of the popular Indian festivals are celebrated in Kanajar, the most important being Christmas, Diwali, Easter, Eid, and Ganesh Chaturthi.

Kanajar Church celebrates annual festival in the first week of December and parish titular feast is celebrated on February 11.[8]

Brahmalingeshwara temple Kanajar celebrates annual festivities (utsava) in the last week of December every year.


The economy of Kanajar is mainly due to coconut tree plantation and products of coconut, rice production, jasmine flowers and workers who earn daily wages. However to a large extent the economy is also supported by the large number of expatriates who are working abroad, especially Gulf region in the Middle East. Kanajar is fast producing young adults with higher educational degrees. The remittance of the Kanajar residents working abroad is the main source for the prosperity in the region.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Udupi Chikmagalur (Lok Sabha constituency)
  2. ^ "Parish Feast at Kanajar". KanajarOnline.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  3. ^ "History of Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kanajar". Kanajar.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  4. ^ "Little Flower Convent School". Kanajar.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  5. ^ "Grand Inaugural Function of Lourdes Hospital". Kanajar.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  6. ^ "Invitation to Kanajar Sauharda Bhavan inauguration from Alwyn D'Cunha". KanajarOnline.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  7. ^ "Most Rev. Dr. Aloysius Paul D'Souza, Bishop of Mangalore Diocese inaugurates Kanajar Sauharda Bhavan". KanajarOnline.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 
  8. ^ "Titular feast celebrated at Kanajar". KanajarOnline.Com. Retrieved 2011-01-16. 

External links[edit]

Kanajar Church: http://lourdes.kanajar.com Kanajar Online: http://www.kanajaronline.com