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Asnoti

Asnoti
ಅಸನೊತಿ
Village
Asnoti
Asnoti
Location in Karnataka, India

Coordinates: 14°52′0″N 74°8′0″E / 14.86667°N 74.13333°E / 14.86667; 74.13333Coordinates: 14°52′0″N 74°8′0″E / 14.86667°N 74.13333°E / 14.86667; 74.13333

Country  India
State Karnataka
District Uttara Kannada
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Karwar

Asnoti (Kannada:ಅಸನೊತಿ) is a village in Karwar Taluka, Uttara Kannada district, Karnataka, India. It is close to the historic fort of Sadashivgad located on Kali river. Konkani is spoken as a local language.

Due to the presence of the railway station it caters to the neighbouring villages of Thoralebag, Hodlebag, Sadashivagad, Angadi and also to the township of Kaiga, Mallapur; though the public transport facilities from the station are not up to the mark, as it is a wayside station.

Margao-Karwar (DMU), Verna-Mangalore passenger trains and few special trains halt at Asnoti.

Location

Asnoti is near Karwar. The wayside railway station at Asnoti falls under the jurisdiction of the Konkan Railway. It is the first station when one enters Karnataka state from Goa. The other two railway stations falling under Karwar Taluka on Konkan Railway route after Asnoti are Karwar(Shirwad), Harwada.

It is located about 25 km from Canacona Railway Station. Karwar Railway Station is further 11 km to the south of Asnoti.

Demographics

Asnoti has few areas (Wadas) within a range of 3 km. The biggest area (Wada) is Madhe wada. Madhe wada is base of people with surname Salunke.It so named because it is at the center of the village. The other area (Wada) is Sawant Wada. This area is mainly occupied by people with surname Sawant. Desai Wada is the other area (Wada) where the majority residents are people with surname Desai. Similarly Bhagat Wada for Bhagats etc. Asnoti is a village with a population of more than 10000 people & hence has a Gram Panchayat of its own. The majority community of this village is Konkan Marathas. All the surnames Salunke, Sawant, Desai etc. belongs to this community.

Temples

There are many temples in Asnoti. The most famous of them is Ramanath Temple. This is one of the ancient temple whose management is in the custody of Muktasur, these are the nominated people by Konkan Maratha community. The other famous temples are Ganesh temple at Bhagat Wada and Kolge, Hanuman temple at Madhe Wada etc.

Celebrations

The major celebrations at Asnoti village are during Deepawali, Kartik Poornima, Ganesh Chaturthi. During Deepawali a ritual called Shel is performed. The boys below 12 years of age are pierced with a pin at their rib skin. The Shel is performed again after the marriage. At the same time the Girls below 12 year age perform a ritual called Haatar. This is done by tying banana midrib to all the ten fingers and alighting the cotton thread. All the married women perform a ritual called Diwaz at the same time. This is performed by keeping a clay baked special item called Diwaz on women's head taking a rounds of temple.

See also

Next 'Small' station towards Mumbai:
Canacona
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Small' station from Mumbai:
Harwada
Distance from Mumbai(CST) = 0805 km
Next 'Main' station towards Mumbai:
Madgaon
Konkan Railway : Railway (India) Next 'Main' station from Mumbai:
Karwar
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