Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple OverviewRanked 2 of 7 sightseeing in Talacauvery
Talacauvery (Talakaveri) temple is the prime attraction of Talacauvery. Talacauvery temple consists of shrines dedicated to Goddess Caveriamma, Lord Agastheeshwara and Lord Vinayaka.
Talacauvery temple is situated on the slopes of the Brahmagiri mountain ranges at an altitude of 1276 m above the sea level. It is believed that this place is the origin of the holy River Cauvery. River Cauvery, considered among Sapta Sindhu or seven holy rivers, is the Ganges of South India.
At Talacauvery there is a small square tank, the holy pond, called Cauvery Kundike or Brahma Kundike, which is the Ugama Sthana or the birth place of River Cauvery. Here, River Cauvery emerges as a perennial spring and disappears underground. River Cauvery again surfaces at Nagathirtha near Bhagamandala and joins with Kannike and Sujyoti at Triveni Sangam and meets the Bay of Bengal after her sojourn of 800 km through Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
There is a small temple across the Cauvery Kundike and the adjacent larger tank, at the spot where Lord Shiva appeared before Sage Agasthya. The deity here is known by the name Lord Agastheeshwara. There is also a small shrine dedicated to Lord Vinayaka at the premises of this temple.
Tula Sankramana of Makara Masa is the most auspicious day for visiting Talacauvery, as it is believed that on this day Goddess Cauvery appears on earth, which is indicated by a sudden upsurge of the water in the Cauvery (Brahma) Kundike.
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- Length of visit: 1-2hrs
- Best Time: During Day
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A mesmerizing view of the valleys awaits you
Mesmerisingly beautiful place