Talacauvery is a holy pilgrimage for the Hindus, located at the Brahmagiri hills and considered to be the origin of the river Kaveri. Talacauvery is situated 1276m above the sea level. At present there is a tank at the place where Kaveri is believed to have originated. The river originates as a spring supplying water to this tank. The water then flows underground to emerge as the Kaveri river at some distance. This tank is considered to be a holy place to bathe on special days. Nearby there is also a small temple dedicated to Lord Agastheeswara and frequently visited by the pilgrims.
There is a legend saying that Kaveri was held captive by the sage Agasthya in his Kamandalu and Lord Ganesha in the form of a crow made the Kamandalu topple at the top of this hill when Sage Agasthya was meditating. People believe that taking bath in Talacauvery is very sacred and it can relieve man form all his sufferings.
One of the biggest attraction here, is Bhagamandala, the confluence of three rivers Kaveri, Kanake and Sujyoti. Bhagamandala is 8kms away from Talacauvery. There are nearby temples devoted to Lord Ganapathy, Subramanya and Vishnu. An annual festival is celebrated during the month of October / November every year when the river gushes out of the tank in a predetermined moment and thousands of pilgrims gather to witness the rise of the fountainhead. During this festival the region becomes very attractive with thousands of lights lit in the temples.
Apart from being a place of sanctity, Talacauvery is also a must visit tourist place when you visit Coorg. The temple is situated in a breathtaking location, in the lap of the Brahmagiri hills. The undulating layers of hills with stretches of green meadows is truly picturesque seen from the temple. A wonderful tourist place to relax in leisure.
Temples in Talakaveri
Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill which lies in the Kodagu district. It is about a distance of 44 kilometres from Madikeri.