Art & Culture

Dakshina Kannada is a land of varied culture and religions like Hindu, Islam, Christianity, Jainism and many other live together with Communal harmony and religious coherence, speaking different languages, participating in each other’s festivals.

The major sects in Hinduism include Major sections inclue Bunts, Brahmins, Gowda Saraswath Brahmins, Saraswath brahmins, Kulals, Marathis, Billavas, Mogaveers, Koragas, Malekudias, Gowdas, etc. Among the Christians are Catholic & Protestants. Even Muslims are in remarkable number.

Languages spoken in Dakshina Kannada are Tulu, Konkani, Kannada etc. These languages add a beauty to the culture of this place. Tulu being the language of the Tuluvas, the original inhabitants of Dakshina Kannada. This is the local language and is the part and parcel of the daily conversations. Kannada and Konkani are other major spoken languages of this place.

History of Tulunad

History of Konkani

Kannada Alphabets

How to speak Kannada


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