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Kasaragod is a land with resonant past, myths and legends. The fort at Bekal is the largest and best preserved in the State. Kasaragod is acquiring prominence in the tourist map of India as The land of Yakshagana and Theyyam. Kasaragod is also the cradle of many colourful art forms and folk music of Kerala. Kasaragod displays a variety of patterns and styles in temple architecture like Madhur Mahaganapathy Temple, Malik Deenar the Great Juma Masjid etc which speak volumes about the rich cultural heritage of the region.The rich pageant of Theyyams raises Kasaragod into a land of fabulous fantasies.
Agriculture forms the mainstay of the population of the district. persity of crops and heterogeneity in cultivation are the key notes of agriculture here. In the field of health and sanitation, the district lacks modern facilities. Patients requiring technologically advanced treatment are forced to go to Mangalore, Manipal or Kozhikode.The literacy rate of the district is 82.51%.Banks, hospitals and other public amenities are available within easy reach in the district.Fishing, Beedi manufacturing, Cattle rearing, Handloom, etc form the small scale industries. Facilities like Electricity, Communication, Banking are the other assets of the district Kasaragod.
Many talented astrologers, Sanskrit scholars, poets, dramatists and grammarians have had their roots here. Kasaragod is rich in folk-culture, visual arts and festivals. The different religions, groups and communities in their historical evolution have subscribed to the growth of a dream like panorama of folk art and visual art forms in the region.
Boothasthanams of Hindus, Makham Uroos of Muslims and Perunnals of Christians are the famous festivals celebrated in much gaity. The festivals of Boothasthanams are known as Kaliyattam or Theyyam.They form a colourful scenario during the performance.
For further information on the land of forts, log on to kasargod.net
For more details on village life in the district, click Kasaragod Villages
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