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St.Antony's Church, Naravi
Coordinates: 13°07′19″N 75°08′53″E / 13.122°N 75.148°E / 13.122; 75.148Coordinates: 13°07′19″N 75°08′53″E / 13.122°N 75.148°E / 13.122; 75.148
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Taluk Belthangady
 • Body Village Panchayat
Population (2011)
 • Total 3,985
 • Official Kannada, Tulu, Konkani
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574109[1]
Vehicle registration KA 21
Lok Sabha constituency Dakshina Kannada
Vidhana Sabha constituency Belthangady

Naravi is a panchayat village[2] in Belthangady taluk, Dakshina Kannada in the foothills of the Western Ghats. There are two villages in the Naravi gram panchayat: Naravi and Kuthluru.[3] It is 58 km from Mangalore and 20 km from Karkala towards Dharmasthala. Naravi is known for St. Antony Shrine, A catholic church for its miraculous history, and the works of Fr. Faustine Corti who tried to uplift the poor in the year around 1900.[4]

Naravi village is also known for Sri Sooryanarayana temple which is one of the two well known Sun temples, the other of which is located at Konark. Starting from Western Ghats River Suvarna flows in the banks of Sri Suryanarayana Temple and joins Arabian Sea near Mangalore. Lot of devotees around the world visit these divine shrines to worship. And holy lord Sooryanarayana (Sun God) on the auspicious day of Simha Sankramana. Naravi is also well known for Sri Venu Gopal Krishna Temple.


As of 2001 India census, the village of Naravi had a population of 3,900, with 1,925 males (49.4%) and 1,975 female (50.6%), for a gender ratio of 1026 females per thousand males.[5]

In the 2011 India census, Naravi was recorded as having 3,985 inhabitants.[6]

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Reference Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "India Post PIN code search". 
  2. ^ 2011 Village Panchayat Code = 220331, "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: Village Panchayat Names of Beltangadi, Dakshin Kannad, Karnataka". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. 
  3. ^ "Reports of National Panchayat Directory: List of Census Villages mapped for: Navari Gram Panchayat, Beltangadi, Dakshin Kannad, Karnataka". Ministry of Panchayati Raj, Government of India. 
  4. ^ Pinto, G.A. (1962). Father Corti's Naravi Mission. Indian Press. Retrieved 2015-04-13. 
  5. ^ "Census 2001 Population Finder: Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada: Beltangadi: Naravi". Office of The Registrar General & Census Commissioner, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 
  6. ^ "NPR Report: Karnataka: Dakshina Kannada: Belthangady". National Population Register, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India. 2011. 

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