Manjeswaram


Manjeshwar
ಮಂಜೇಶ್ವರ/മഞ്ചേശ്വരം
Manjeshwara, Manjeshwaram, Bangra Manjeshwara
city
Manjeshwar
Manjeshwar
Location in Kerala, India

Coordinates: 12°43′35″N 74°53′13″E / 12.72639°N 74.88694°E / 12.72639; 74.88694Coordinates: 12°43′35″N 74°53′13″E / 12.72639°N 74.88694°E / 12.72639; 74.88694

Country  India
State Kerala
District Kasaragod
Population (2001)
 • Total 8,674
Languages
 • Official Tulu, English
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 671323
Telephone code 4998
Vehicle registration KL

Manjeshwaram is the northern tip of Kerala, bordering Karnataka. It is a small coastal village in Kasaragod district in the Indian state of Kerala. It is 21 km from Mangalore ( Kudla in Tulu ) town. Srimad Anantheshwara Temple is situated in Manjeshwar.In 2007, the Government set up a Tulu academy.

Demographics

As of 2001 India census,[1] Manjeshwar had a population of 8674. Males constitute 49% of the population and females 51%. Manjeshwar has an average literacy rate of 74%, higher than the national average of 59.5%: male literacy is 79%, and female literacy is 70%. In Manjeshwar, 14% of the population is under 6 years of age.

Climate

The monsoon rains during the months of June to September. The spring season occurs during the month of November to January. The summer or dry season falls between the month of February to May. There is an unnamed river that joins the Arabian sea here, thus making the river and sea rich with water life.

Economy / agriculture

Economy of Manjeshwar is mainly attributed to agriculture and fishing. The region has got fertile land and rich water resources. Most of the people who own land cultivate coconut plantation. Crabs and sea shells are widely available and the people here have developed many special recipes with these beautiful sea food.

Education

Public Schools and Colleges
  • Govt. Lower Primary School, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. Higher Secondary School, Kunjathur, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. Lower Primary School, Badaje, Manjeshwar
  • Govt. High School, Bangra Manjeshwar
  • Govt. Lower Primary School, Badaje, Manjeshwar

* Govind Pai Memorial College, Manjeshwar(www.gpmgcollege.in)

GPM Government College, Manjeshwaram has been sanctified by the name of the legendary literary luminary Rashtrakavi Manjeshwaram Govinda Pai. He was an erudite scholar, gifted poet, polyglot and multi faceted genius. He has substantially enriched diverse branches of Kannada literature. His creative compositions contain lofty ideals of secularism, humanism and universal brotherhood. It is gratifying to note that the staff and students of the college imbibe and uphold these noble ideals. No wonder, GPM Govt. College is a befitting monument designed to perpetuate the fond memories of the noble soul.

This institution was formally inaugurated in September 1980 by Sri. E K Nayanar, the then Chief Minister of Kerala in the presence of Sri. R Gundu Rao, the then Chief Minister of Karnataka. Sri. Baby John, Minister of Education, Govt. of Kerala, Dr. A Subba Rao, Minister of Irrigation, Govt. of Kerala and Sri. Veerappa Moily, Minister of Finance, Govt. of Karnataka. For over a year since the inception, the college functioned in the 'Vanabhojanasala' belonging to Sreemad Anantheshwara Temple. In October 1981, it was shifted to the semi finished building constructed in the compound of the late poet by the sponsoring committee of the college. In October 1990, the college got transferred to the present and permanent abode in the Hosabettu village of Manjeshwar, which forms the northern border of Kerala State. The college is about 25 km from Kasaragod, the district headquarters and 17 km away from the port city of Mangalore in Karnataka. The nearest railway station is Manjeshwar, hardly 1 km away from the campus.

Private Schools and Colleges

  • Infant Jesus English Medium School, Manjeshwar
  • Kanla Bhagavathi, Kanila Hills
  • S.A.T. High School, Manjeshwar
  • Al- Saqaf English Medium School, Udyawar
  • Peace Public School, Hosangadi, Manjeshwar
  • Posoat English Medium School
  • Sirajul Huda Higher Secondary School, Manjeshwar
  • M.M.T.C, Katte bazar
  • Udyavara Bhagavathi A L P School, Kanwatheertha
  • Sphoorthy Vidya Nikethan, Badaje, Manjeshwar

Transportation

Ground
  • NH-66 (formerly NH-17) passes through Manjeshwar.

The following organizations offer both long-distance and local transportation.

Air
  • Mangalore International Airport (formerly Bajpe Airport) is the nearby domestic and international airport. It is around 30 km away from Manjeshwaram.
Water
Fire station
  • Uppala
School
  • National Educational Institutions, MLA Road, Pavoor.
Mosque
  • Salafi Juma Masjid,Kunjathur
  • Safa Juma Masjid,Kunjathur
  • Karoda Masjid Main Junction Manjeshwaram.
  • Rahmaniya Juma Masjid, Pavoor.
  • Baithul Rahman Masjid, Gerukatta.
  • Machampady Juma Masjid.
  • Koppala Juma Masjid, Koppala, Pavoor
Temples
  • Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple


Politics

Manjeswaram assembly constituency is part of Kasaragod (Lok Sabha constituency).[2]

See also

Great personalities
Nearby cities/villages
Related articles

MLA roads

Between Gerukatta, Pavoor to Bekary junction of Vorkady, constructed in October 1991 by MLA Mr. Cherkalam Abdulla. Inaugurated: P.K.K. Bawa (the Minister of Pwd Kerala Government) Project by Vice Chief Minister of Kerala Mr.C.H. Muhammad Koya in 1983'S order by Muslim League.

References

External links

  • Birds eye view maps of Manjeshwar. (Courtesy: Wikimapia)
  • Shrimath Anantheshwar Temple, Manjeshwar
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