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|• Official||Kannada and Tulu|
|Time zone||IST (UTC+5:30)|
|Lok Sabha constituency||Mangalore|
|Vidhan Sabha constituency||Moodabidre|
Kateel or Kateelu (Tulu/Kannada: ಕಟೀಲು) is a temple town in the Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka, India. It is about 29 kilometers away from Mangaluru and is considered one of the holiest temple towns in Hinduism. The main attraction of the town is the temple of Sri Durga Parameshwari.
In Sanskrit, 'Kati' means 'center' (midway between the 'Kanakagiri' the place where the river was born, and the end, Pavanje, where the river joins the sea) and 'Ila' means area (land). Thus the place is called 'Kati + lla', Kateel.