Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple


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Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple Overview

Ranked 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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Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple

Anoop M
20th Nov 17



Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple

Anoop M
19th Nov 17

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Jay G

Jay G4.3/5

21 reviews

A mesmerizing view of the valleys awaits you

This place is about 40km from Madikeri, Coorg. Being a holy place, there is a dress code that needs to be followed by visitors - no sleeveless, 3/4ths, shorts allowed. If you are in one of these, you'll be provided with clothes to cover them at a nominal charge of Rs. 10Apart from temple here, the other attraction is the path of 350+ steps one needs to take barefooted over stone steps to reach the sightseeing spot. At the top a mesmerizing view of the valleys awaits you. The ground at the top is rocky with pebbles rubbing against your feet. Also, I found arrays of "towers" of small stones/rocks (8-10 storeys high) which I believe visitors made and considered "good omen".

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Shyamala Kamath

Shyamala Kamath5.0/5

12 reviews

Mesmerisingly beautiful place

It is around 30 km - 40 km from Madikeri city. It is very mesmerisingly beautiful place. It is a place where Kauvery took birth. There is a pond right before the temple. Devotees can either get into the pond and cross it to reach the deity or just use the sideways. In the Month of November water was ice cold. Holy water is also stored in huge tanks. It's very cold and sweet to taste. From mid of October to Mid November there is free lunch in the temple, it's tasty and awesome.After the temple visit you can climb the steps for view point. It's just amazingly beautiful.

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  • Mesmerisingly beautiful place
  • Mesmerisingly beautiful place
  • Mesmerisingly beautiful place
  • Mesmerisingly beautiful place

Renald Rajan

Renald Rajan3.9/5

2 reviews

Nice and cool temple

nice and chill place. Talacauvery is a rainy place, we have enjoyed the season and also the origin of Cauvery River. And we have climbed the small mountain with full of mist, it is a most enjoyable moment.

Ramesh K

Ramesh K4.6/5

6 reviews

The exact starting point of the River Kaveri

Another important spot is Talakaveri which is the exact starting point of the River Kaveri. They have built a temple for Kaveri there where you can spot the exact location of the starting point of the Kaveri River. The view from there is really wonderful.

Aranha Ag

Aranha Ag4.3/5

25 reviews

Birth place of River Cauvery

The day we visited it was filled with mist all around. The small pond inside the structure contains water which is said to be coming from underneath. The local priest said that the water from the pond is taking through a pipe to the next room through the mouth of Nandi and from there goes underground and props up at Bhagamandala (Triveni Sangam). The view of the valley below from this point is beautiful.

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  • Birth place of River Cauvery
  • Birth place of River Cauvery

Manoj Kumar

Manoj Kumar4.3/5

23 reviews

Nice place to visit!

We went with my parents since it is holy place also. A nice place to visit, both climate and nature wise. Good for nature loving people. There is temple and a small peak to climb (not necessary for the temple). Nothing too much that you should prepare when you plan to travel here.

Photos of Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple

Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple, Talacauvery

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Shyamala Kamath

Pond view inside the Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple
Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple, Talacauvery

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Shyamala Kamath

Outside view of the temple premises
Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple, Talacauvery

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Shyamala Kamath

Steps for view point
Talacauvery (Talakaveri) Temple, Talacauvery

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Shyamala Kamath

Steps leading to the temple