Mathighatta

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Mathighatta
town
Country  India
State Karnataka
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)

Mathighatta is a central location in India for many local villages including: Siddaramanahalli, Kavalipura, Kurubarahalli, Kurubarahalli Thanda, Kavalipura, Cheelanahalli, Devarahalli, Banjenahalli, G. Karehalli, Beeranahalli, Dasarahalli, Madalu, Sadarahalli, Huligondi, Lakkenahalli, Lakkenalli Thanda, Kariyanahalli, Kuppalu and Siddarahatti.

Facilities[edit]

Facilities include: Primary Health Center, Vijaya Bank, Electricity (MESCOM) Maintenance Center, BSNL telephone exchange, SKR High School, government and private middle schools, a library, a small Post Office and BCM Boys Hostel.

SKR High School had a good reputation in and around Kadur. SHR High was popular during the early 1970s and 1980s. Most of the high school students were natives of Mathighatta and neighboring villages.

Apart from natives of Mathighatta, most of the government servants working in and around the local villages reside here.

Though it is well connected by road (NH206), bus facilities are very limited. A few express buses stop here on request, mainly to facilitate transport of school/college children during the daytime. The only other option is to use passing trucks for transportation.

Problems[edit]

Since the main highway passes through this village, it is prone to road accidents. For example, even the primary school buildings are on both sides of highway, leading to schoolchildren crossing the road.

The water supply and street lighting are maintained by the panchayath. Almost every agricultural family owns a bore well, most of which dry up during the summer. This causes severe water problems for the villagers and livestock.

Major crops[edit]

Major crops include: coconuts, groundnuts, vegetables, sunflowers, ragi and hurali.

Temples[edit]

Mathigatta is a very holy place by Amma's temple, where every year there will be fest (Jatra). All the villagers surrounding mathigatta will join together and celebrate this fest.