Bhagamandala and Talakaveri

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Bhagamandala and Talakaveri
Bhagundeshwara temple

Our journey commenced next day along with rain. We headed towards Bhagamandala on a wet and slushy road. From Virajpet, we reached Bhagamandala via Moornadu. Some info about Bhagamandala from Wiki

Bhagamandala is a pilgrimage place in Kodagu, Karnataka, in India. It is situated on the river Kaveri in its upstream stretches. At this place, the Kaveri is joined by two tributaries, the Kannika and Sujyoti rivers. It is considered sacred as a river confluence (kudala or sangama, in Kannada and Sanskrit respectively).

Bhagamandala and Talakaveri
Pligrims at Bhagamandala

It is a common practice for pilgrims to take a dip in the sangama and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talakaveri, the birthplace of Kaveri. During Tula Sankramana which falls on October 17th or 18th, pilgrims assemble here in large numbers.

After spending sometime there & a quick visit to Bhagundeshwara temple, we headed to Talakaveri, the birth place of river Kaveri located at Brahmagiri hill. Quick bits from Wiki

Bhagamandala and Talakaveri
View from Talakaveri

Talakaveri, is the place that is generally considered to be the source of the Kaveri River. It is located in the Brahmagiri hill (not to be confused with the Brahmagiri range further South) near Bhagamandala in Kodagu district, Karnataka, 1,276 m. above sea level. However, there is not a permanent visible flow from this place to the main river course.

Bhagamandala and Talakaveri
Another direction, different view

Both the places were crowded due to Tula Sankramana. We were at Bhagamandala & Talakavei on October 20th.

Continued – Lord Igguttappa temples

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  1. nice info on bhagamandala from wiki
    Prashanth nimma forgetfullness bagge nivu usha mane programme divasa baralilalva avatte tiliyitu infact I was expecting you with your parents but u guy enjoyed sleeping.
    agains as I mentioned my trip memories are back and bagamandala and talakaveri are places worth seeing and entire kodagu is full of natures beauty. hasiru hasiru idu illiya ondu nenapu bahala sogasagittu a pravasa
    kaveri kodaginavarige devate hage
    igguthappa avara daiva waiting for next report

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