Temple: Talakaveri Temples
Talakaveri Temples – Overview
Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill which lies in the Kodagu district. It is about a distance of 44 kilometres from Madikeri. Talakaveri lies about 1276 metres above sea level.
The entire panorama is scenic and very beautiful and many tourists come here for a holiday. Bhagamandala is the meeting of three rivers and is also referred to as Triveni Sangam. Dakshin Kashi is another name given to Talakaveri temples.
Talakaveri Temples – Religious Significance and Mythology
There is a religious significance attached to the temple. It is said that if you take a dip in the holy river you will be healed of various physical and psychological miseries. The water here is supposed to have healing and miraculous powers. It is said that the Coorgies used the holy water and prayed to Goddess Cauveramma Devi Thayi.
Talacauvery is about eight kilometres from Bhagamandala. There are many small temples here and many devotees visit this beautiful temple every year. The temple was constructed for Lord Agastheeswara.
The name Talakaveri implies the source of the river Cauvery. As per Hindu mythology, the river Cauvery is one of the most sacred rivers in India. It is about 4,187 feet situated on the Brahmagiri hill slopes.
Talakaveri is marked with Brahma Kundike or Tirth Kundike. A small spring of water originates from this place and hence it is referred to as Talakaveri.
There are a big tank and a shrine that has been constructed close to the Tirth Kundike at this holy place. The devotees take a bath in the holy waters of Talakavery. There are two temples, one of Lord Shiva which houses an ancient linga and the other of Lord Ganesha. The linga is supposed to have been installed by Sage Agastya.
The Tulasankaramma is celebrated in Talakaveri with great pomp and splendour. There is a water gush at the Brahma Kundike during this period and devotees come here in huge numbers to worship at the temple. The locals believe that this is a very auspicious occasion.
The festival of Tulasankramma is celebrated in the month of October every year. The close by hills of Chamundi, Nilgiris, Kudremukh and Wayanad are good tourist spots. The best time to visit Talakaveri temple is from September to May. It is best to avoid going during the monsoon season.
How to Get to Talakaveri temple
The closest airport is Mangalore which is about 194 kilometres away. Bangalore airport is about 310 kilometres away. You can reach Mysore station which is about 160 kilometres from here.
From Mysore if you wish to go on the road the route would be: Mysore – Hunsur- Periyapatna-Bylekuppe-Koppa-Kushal Nagara-Cauvery Nishadharma – Hosakote – Suntikoppa – Madikeri- Abey Falls-Bhagamandala-Talacauvery
There are State Road Transport Corporation buses that operate between Karnataka and Kerala. Also, private buses operate or connect Madikeri with other cities. The best time to visit this temple would be during Tulam Sankrama in the month of October. The rainy season is best avoided.