Kateel

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Kateel
ಕಟೀಲು
Kateelu
town
Kateel is located in Karnataka
Kateel
Kateel
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°02′38″N 74°52′13″E / 13.0438238°N 74.8701417°E / 13.0438238; 74.8701417Coordinates: 13°02′38″N 74°52′13″E / 13.0438238°N 74.8701417°E / 13.0438238; 74.8701417
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Languages
 • Official Kannada and Tulu
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Mangalore Mangalore
Lok Sabha constituency Mangalore
Vidhan Sabha constituency Moodabidre
Kateelu Durga Parameshwari Temple

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.

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