Aranthodu

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Aranthodu
village
Country  India
State  Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Government
 • Body Gram panchayat
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 574314
ISO 3166 code IN-KA
Vehicle registration KA
Nearest city Sullia
Lok Sabha constituency Mangalore

Aranthodu (ಅರಂತೋಡು) is a village located 12 km south of Sullia town, towards Madikeri and Mysore. The village is surrounded with rich water sources which, in fact, prompted its name. 'Aranthodu' is derived from 'aaru thodu' in Kannada, which means six streams. The river Payaswini flows through this village. The village livelihood mainly depends on agriculture/horticulture.

People visiting the Mallikarjuna temple in Thodikana generally take the road heading south from Aranthodu.

Arekannada, Kannada, Tulu and Malayalam are spoken here.