People, language and culture

People, language and culture


People

According to the 2011 census, Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka has a population of 2,089,649. There are 1,034,714 men and 1,054,935 women. The average sex ratio in Dakshina Kannada district is 1,020. The total literacy rate in Dakshina Kannada district is 88.57%. Men's literacy is 83.5% and female literacy is 76.05% in Dakshina Kannada district.



Language

Languages ​​spoken mainly in Dakshina Kannada are Kannada, Tulu, Hindi, English, Konkani, Bari, Urdu, Malayalam. The total literacy rate in Dakshina Kannada district is 88.57%. Men's literacy is 83.5% and female literacy is 76.05% in Dakshina Kannada district.

Culture

The largest ethnic group in the Tuluvar district is classified in billawa, Mogaveera, Bunt, Kulala, and Devadiga communities. Konkani people, Brahmins, hill tribes (Koraga community), Muslims, Catholics have the rest of the population.

Most people in the district follow traditions and practices. The district has many temples of the Hindu God and they have deep spirituality. The people of Dakshina Kannada worship Lord Subramanya. Nagadadhana or snake worship is worshiped as a popular belief in the Nanga waiting for the castes to go to the underground.

Practices like Bhootha and kola are performed to fulfill the spirits. Kambala, a form of buffalo race in the soil track on the paddy fields is organized in 16 places of the district. Another of the earlier practices of the rural farmers is the "Kori katta".



Yakshagana is a popular folk art in the district. Yakshagana is a nightly dance and drama show in Tulunadu. "Huli Vesha" (Tiger Dance) is a distinctive folk dance that attracts a young race that is held during Dasara and Krishna Janmashtami.

Bear Dance (Bear Dance) is another popular dance performed during Dasara. People from Dakshina Kannada celebrate traditional Hindu festivals such as Bisu, Ugadi (Ugadi), Krishna Janmashtami, Ganesh Chaturthi, Navaratri (Dussehra), Diwali and Aati-Purnima.