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A unique village that merges ancient India with modern civilisation, the village of Hosahalli, along with its twin village Mattur, is known across the world as the only place where the ancient Sanskrit language is still spoken on a day-to-day basis. Situated on the banks of the Tunga River, 4 km away from the city of Shimoga, Hosahalli is one of the two villages in India where Sanskrit is the official language. The villagers also speak the rare dialect called Sanketi, a unique mixture of Sanskrit, Tamil and Kannada. The villagers of this quaint community are fluent in Sanskrit, one of the oldest languages in the world, and use it in their day to day life.
Hosahalli, once part of the great empire of Vijayanagara, is full of marvellous temples like the Lord Channakeshava temple with an impressive Rajagopuram (royal temple tower) at its entrance, the Shri Rama mandiram at the heart of the village where devotional singing or bhajans are recited on Saturdays and festive days, and the Lord Shiva temple situated on the bank of river Tunga. These temples are a great testament to the religious and traditional lifestyle observed in this village, to which the villagers are committed to preserving. There lies a bridge across the Tunga river to connect to the Mattur village.
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