Friday, July 9, 2010

Bow at the Ugam (starting point) of Cauvery river, that's Talacauvery: 14 Apr 2010

This is the sole picture we took at the entrance gate. Beyond this point the camera is not allowed.

Talacauvery is of great religious importance to the Kodagu people. This is where the cauvery river emerges. It is a small spring opening into a little pond and a large tank in front of it. People stand in the water to take darshan and offer pooja to Cauvery who is considered to be a goddess. We took darshan and sat for a while and then came back to the car to start back for Mysore. On the way the plan was to have lunch at Madikeri and stop at Dubare for couple of hours.

My Dad had actually advised us to drop off Talacauvery, when he had visited it was a badly maintained place inspite of a lot of people visiting there but we decided that we must take darshan of the holy river. Especially since it was the Ugam or the place of emergence of the Cauvery. Good we did that. Eversince my Dad had visited many things had changed there like everything else in India. It was clean and some what a landscape. It is definitely to be included in your itenary for one visit if you are on this side of Karnataka.

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