(Last Updated on : 03-02-2009)
Vast continent of India houses a multiple of towns and cities that have thronged here in large numbers. The state of Karnataka is also not an exception. Amongst several towns, one distinguishes Kotekara to be significant. Kotekara is a census town, which has its location in the district of Dakshina Kannada of Karnataka state. Specifically, Kotekar lies on 'NH-17 south of Mangaluru towards Talapady'.
Keeping track with the tradition of India, expert demographers also have conducted surveys in Kotekara. Their sole aim was to throw some light on its current demographical aspects. In this way their sincerity bore fruit as they have successfully prepare reports on the basis of information that they have so far collected from Kotekara. A special mentioning may be made of the Census report that has been brought out in the year 2001. As per this report, the total population of Kotekara has been counted to be 14,323. An interesting point about Kotekara population has been duly emphasized in the report. In other words, male population constitutes 48 % of the population, female population is more and thus constitutes 52 %. In Kotekara town, 10 % of the population is below six years of age.
High literacy rate indicates the occurrence of growth and development in the particular town. In case of Kotekara the same rule is applicable. From this report it has been inferred that its average literacy rate is 80 %, which is even higher than 59.5 %, India's average literacy rate. Males are much more inclined to education and this can be validated from their high literacy rate which comprises of 85 %. However female literacy rate is no less insignificant. In other words 76 % is Kotekara town's female literacy rate.
From the perspective of the district as a whole, few lines also can be added. Mother tongue of maximum of people is Tulu. However there are other languages, which also are quite popular amongst its people. Kannada, Havyaka Kannada, Kundapura kannada, Are Bhashe Kannada, Beary bashe and Konkani are significant. Several temples that have been consecrated to Hindu deities also are quite large in numbers. Yakshagana is the famous folk art form of this district.
Worshipping serpent god, namely, Subramanya is a common practice prevalent amongst people of Kotekara. Since Kotekara is an integral part of this Dakshina Kannada district it becomes apparent that people also follow the same tradition as well.