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Talakaveri is the origin of the Kaveri River that flows in full strength during the monsoons. The river is looked up on by the Kodavas as their godmother, and hence Talakaveri becomes a venerated site. Talakaveri is situated 12 kms away from Bhagamandala and 47 kms from Madikeri. It’s situated on the hills of Brahmagiri close to Bhagamandala and is considered to be one of the seven holy rivers from the Sapta Sindhus mentioned in the Hindu scriptures.
The temple located here is devoted to Lord Agastheeswara which symbolises the bond between Kavery (Parvathy) and Sage Agasthya. This area is popular amongst pilgrims who visit Shiva and Ganesha temples. A small water body with a tiny temple at one end greets visitors to the temple complex. This is considered the source of the holy river. Taking a dip in its holy waters particularly during Tula Sankramana in October is considered very sacred.
Surrounded by dense Shola forests, the tranquil atmosphere adds to the flavor. After darshan of the origin, visitors climb the stairs to reach the main Shiva temple. The tile roof temple is reminiscent of a design seen in Southern Karnataka. Beyond the temple limits are forested slopes that are tailor made for trekking and hiking.
Talakaveri situated on the hills of Brahmagiri close to Bhagamandala and is considered to be on the seven holy rivers from the Sapta Sindhus mentioned in the Hindu scriptures.
The site is very peaceful and free of irritants.
None, wear anything you are comfortable in. Since the temperature ranges from 0 to 30 degrees, it is advisable to carry some woolens and rain gear on your trip to Munnar and surrounds. Don’t forget your walking shoes as it is craggy terrain.
Talakaveri is situated 12 kms away from Bhagamandala and 47 kms from Madikeri. Take a taxi.
Pilgrims and Tourists
Open through the year
Basic, plan accordingly
Things Not Allowed
Since it is a pilgrimage spot, it would be advisable not to carry non-vegetarian and alcohol items to the spot. It is also advisable not to carry any plastic items like bags and bottles to the site. Please make it a point to discard all plastic items to a waste bin.
Do not miss the tank which is considered the source of Kaveri
Type of site
Source of a river