Katta कट्टा or Katt कट्ट is a modern Devnagari colloquial word used in Nepal as an adjective to describe an event that is either wrong or undesired to a person(s). It is used to refer Madhesi style Khukuri in Madhesh autonomous region of Nepal. It can roughly be translated in English as "suffering embarrassment, shame or failure" or things not turning out as desired. Its etymology as a slang word is vague. The word katta occurs in more than one Indian language, and its meanings and usage differ.

Other meanings of Katta

  • Nepali people of Madhesh (Terai of Nepal) refer it as a signature weapon alternative to Madhesi Khukuri.
  • Katta is a surname found in Khandelwal Caste. They are basically from Khandela region in Rajasthan.
  • Telgu people of Markhandaya (AP of India) refer it as a signature weapon alternative to Markhandaya GURU.
  • Katta is a surname found in Padmashali Caste. They are basically from Nizamabad region in Andrapradesh.
  • Katta is a family name in the village of Gundalapadu, Andhra Pradesh state and also Thangadpalli village in Hyderabad in Telangana.
  • Katta is a family name of nandavarika niyogi from Kurnool dt, Andhra Pradesh. Notable People are Katta Srihari Rao, Katta Udaya sankar, Katta Madhava Rao, Rajalingam N Katta.
  • Katta is a surname found in the Reddy caste(Telugu OBC caste) Village Honnajipet near Address : Dharpally mandal, honnajipet, sirikonda, nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh . PIN- 503165, Post - Dharpally . It also surname found in malla cast (SC) in Telangana.
  • Katta is a surname found in the SBC caste(Telugu Padmashali SBC caste) Village Wadi near Address : Dharpally mandal, honnajipet, sirikonda, nizamabad, Andhra Pradesh . PIN- 503165, Post - Dharpally . It also surname found in malla cast (SC) in Telangana.
  • In Hindi, it is sometimes used to refer a man who takes care of the proceedings of a funeral. Generally he is a helper of the priest who arrange for all the necessary objects that are required for the funeral as per the Hindu traditions.
  • Local law-breakers prefer a 'katta' (a variant of gun that is made locally by some unauthorised dealer), as it is easy to dispose of and its ownership can't be tracked to them. Police records reveal that in about 8% of criminal cases, 'katta' or its refined version was used. Petty criminals and dacoits in Bundelkhand region prefer the refined version of 'kattas'.
  • Katta is also used for a big bag (usually made of jute or plastic) which is used for transporting food grains or other items. For example, सीमेंट का कट्टा means "cement bag" or "bag of cement".
  • In Marathi and Telugu, Tamil , katta means a platform (or bench) built around a tree or any boundary or wall surface, generally a place where people meet and talk. This usage - as a meeting place where ideas and pleasantries are exchanged - is popular in colleges.
  • If it is used in combination with हट्टा, i.e. कट्टा, then it means a strong and stout person.
  • In Punjabi, katta refers to a calf.
  • In the island of Jamaica, a katta is a piece of fabric folded and then placed on your head as a cushion for carrying a pail of water.
  • Katta is a district located in Miyagi Prefecture, Japan.
  • Katta is a city located in Sindhudurg District (Maharashtra State)
  • Katta is a city located in Mumbai District (Maharashtra State)
  • Katta is a commonly used name for Oslo Cathedral School.

The Padmashali’s are the third largest Other Backward Class (BC-B-17) community in Andhra Pradesh with more than 90 lakh population. They are spread all over the state, but have a visible tendency towards urbanization since the occupation of weaving and marketing cloth becomes easy from urban and semi-urban centers. Traditionally Padmashali community produces cloth from cotton and animate yarn (silk).

Over the centuries, Padmashali’s developed exclusively cloth-weaving skills. They produce cloth as a marketable commodity, without having any organic links or skills in the production of the raw material. By the time the British arrived, the Padmashali’s were producing huge quantities of cloth and controlled a leading cottage industry of India.

Padmashali (also spelt as Padmasali) (Telugu: పద్మశాలి) is a Telugu-speaking Hindu artisan caste predominantly residing in the Indian states of Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala and were at associated with the Satavahana empire in olden days. The caste is traditionally occupied in weaving and textile businesses[1] and is identified by different names in various regions throughout India.