Lord Igguthappa: The Kodava God

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Entrance to Nelija Igguthappa temple
After lunch at Bhagamandala, we headed towards Nelija where one of Lord Igguttappa temples is located. Lord Igguttappa, the snake god, commonly known as Subrahmanya is the main deity worshipped by the Kodavas. We reached Nelija around 3.30PM & the temple was closed. We had to be content by roaming around the temple premises & enjoying the nature.

From Nelija, we rode towards Kakkabbe where another Igguthappa temple at Paadi is situated. Again here the temple was closed due to renovation. After spending some time roaming around the place, we started our journey back home, to Bangalore.

Stone bell at Paadi Igguthappa temple
From Gonikoppa, we took the same route back home via Hunsur and Srirangapatna. As soon as we crossed Hunsur, rain god gave us company during the ride. We had to stop quite frequently and duration of the breaks was longer as the rain was lashing. When I reached home, it was well past midnight & the bike’s trip meter was just above 700KMs.

During our visit over 2 dyas, we managed to see few places. But still there are plenty of places that I’ve to visit – Tadiyandamol, Brahmagiri, Nalknaadu aramane, Abbi falls, Dubbaare – the list is endless.

8 thoughts on “Lord Igguthappa: The Kodava God

  • April 7, 2008 at 10:02 pm
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    have never seen a stone bell. How does it sound? How big is it?

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  • April 7, 2008 at 11:20 pm
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    Arun, it was pretty huge. Diameter was more than 2 ft. Two of us tried to ring it, but were not able to move the tongue more than half way through.

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  • April 8, 2008 at 6:44 pm
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    Prashanth, u couldnt move it since I was not there! 😛

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  • April 10, 2008 at 12:57 pm
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    YENRI PM SRIK YENO HELTARE.
    JOKES APART THE REPORT IS SIMPLY SUPERB AND ENJOYED READING EVERY BIT OF IT. KEEP GOING YOU CAN MAKE A COMPENDIUM OF YOUR TRAVELS AND TREKKINGS AND PUBLISH IT WILL BE REALLY A GOOD ONE. MAKE A TRY
    PHOTOS ARE MAREVELOUS AS USUAL AND WE NEED NOT WRITE ABOUT IT AT ALL
    SO MY COORG TRIP 3 YEARS BACK WENT THROUGH MY MEMORIES AND THANKS FOR SUCH A WONDERFUL COVERAGE CERTAINLY YOUR COVERAGE WILL BE MORE AS YOU ARE ON BIKES. DONE EXCLUDE SRIK HENCEFORTH OTHERWISE YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO MOVE ANYTHING
    PRANESH

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  • April 10, 2008 at 11:55 pm
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    the picture of the bell was amazing…snake god is subramanya ?

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  • April 16, 2008 at 11:47 am
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    @Prashanth: Nice pictures as usual…

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  • June 27, 2008 at 10:17 am
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    there is a lot of misconception going on…kodavas are not hindu’s ..kodava itself is a religion..we kodavas believe in our elders(karanu)..only the kings who ruled us long ago influenced hinduism….HAIL KODAVA’S

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  • July 28, 2008 at 7:04 pm
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    It is not Nelija, it’s Nelaji.
    Igguthappa is not Subrahmanya. It is Eeshvara. It may be Vignesvaranda Appa metamorphasised as Igguthappa in the local tongue, Kodava Takk.

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