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    Summary: Some of the noted bhatkars from the village are Arvind Bhatikar, Vasudev Bhatikar, Jayakrishna Bhatikar and Nilkant Bhatikar. The primary school was built in 1963, while the middle school was inaugurated in 1986. 3, etc.The origin of the village name, Bhati, is believed to have its genesis from the term bhatkar (landlord). Its festival of Maha Shivaratri is its important festival.Government Primary and Middle School (GPMS): The educational institute comprises two worn-out buildings. Kumari Vaddo also houses another Shree Malikarjun Temple of the village.Siddhanath Temple: This over-four-century-old revered place at Villian Vaddo was renovated six years ago.

    Isidore Domnick MendisBlessed with stunning flora and fauna, Bhati village, in Sanguem taluka, is located 73km from the state capital of Panaji.It shares its frontiers with three villages in Karnataka, namely Bondeli, Keloli and Digi, while the villages of Curdi-Vaddem and Uguem are its neighbouring villages in Goa.The seven-ward village also has 'vadde' (vaddo: singular, meaning traditional village ward) such as Bhati Tisk, Bhatikar, Madiyanomos Gaunkar, Zorivaddo Gaunkar, Bamon, Valshe, Dongor, Maida, Villian, Kumari, Tudav, Valkini Colony No. 2, Valkini Colony No. 3, etc.The origin of the village name, Bhati, is believed to have its genesis from the term bhatkar (landlord) , As Reported By TOI.

    According to the Newspaper,Some of the noted bhatkars from the village are Arvind Bhatikar, Vasudev Bhatikar, Jayakrishna Bhatikar and Nilkant Bhatikar. Nerul and Shiroda, which are villages elsewhere in Goa, also have wards named Bhati.In the village demography, over 95% of its 5,500 population are xhetkars (farmers). Its scheduled tribe (ST) population numbers 3,500 persons.

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