Thalakavery Temple

Talakaveri is the Birth Place of Kaveri River. Located in the Brahmagiri hill near Bhagamandala, which is one of the 7 sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus of the Hindu scriptures. Of course, you really don’t see any visible signs there: a spring feeding water into a holy tank in a temple complex there is said to be the origin.

Thalakavery Temple
Thalakavery Temple

The temple is dedicated to Goddess Caveriamma and Lord Agastheeswara. A dip in the tank, especially on holy days, is considered auspicious by Hindus.

A 407-step steep climb from the temple takes you atop the hill where you are supposed to get views of the surrounding mountain ranges – I only got to see the anatomy of clouds. Yes, I was literally standing inside one or many – I could not tell where one ended and another started. Unless it was one big fella! I was sweating at the end despite the cool weather.

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A view of Western Ghats from Thalakaveri

The temple also had some instructions for visitors

– Do not allow your children to play in the water
– Do not spit in the water
– Swimming, washing cloth and spitting is totally prohibited
– This is a holy temple not a picnic spot
– You are requested to come in traditional dresses

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You can climb these steps to witness the wonderful scenery
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It is 100% worth to climb these steps
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Entrance towards the temple
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A normal scene from all Indian temples
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A view of Western Ghats from the top of Thala Kaveri
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This place is considered as the origin of Cauvery river
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Thala Kaveri Temple
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A KSRTC Rajahamsa bus at Bhagamandala, the base camp of Thalakaveri. This bus runs to Bangalore.

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