Located at the height of 1,276m,
Talacauvery is situated in Brahmagiri Hill in Karnataka and is the point of
origin of river Kauvery. The people of Kodagu made a tank which is considered
as the origin of the river. People believe that the river first emerges as a
spring and fill the tank or Kundika and then it appears as Kaveri at some
distance away from the place by flowing underground. You can see a temple where
goddess Kaveriamma is revered by the devotees, and on some special occasion, it
is considered holy to a take dip in the water of the tank near to this place.
You can see thousands of devotees
flocking this place to celebrate the popular Cauvery Changrandi and to enjoy
the view of rising spring fountainhead. This rising of spring fountainhead
appears when the water surges up at a specific time. If you want to get a
bird’s eye view of the surroundings, especially the lush green forest from the
top of the hill, then you need to climb 407 steps leading to the top. The most
fascinating or magical thing one can experience the sound of the ringing of
temple bell coming from the foothills of the temple even if you stand on the
uppermost step. In the monsoon and post-monsoon period, the Talakaveri presents
a captivating view of the Kaveri River.
More on Talacauvery
temple built near Talacauvery is dedicated to goddess Kaveriamma. Another deity
who is also revered here is Lord Agasthiswara. He is the one who is considered
to be a link between Sage Agastya and Lord Ganesh, and Kaveri river. This place
has an interesting story which says that once the Kaveri River resided in the
Kamandalu (a water pot used by sages) of Sage Agastya Muni. Once Lord Ganesh
appeared in the form of a Cow grazing near the Sage and in the process of
shouting the cow away, the Kamandalu was toppled, and the water inside it
started flowing as Kaveri, since then. After seeing this, the cow vanished, but
there was a boy standing exactly where the cow was there, and Agasthy chased
him, thinking that the boy was responsible for the water spillage from his
Kamandalu. But to his dismay, the boy too got out of the sight of Agasthya, and
suddenly Lord Ganesh appeared in front of him.
Head in the Clouds
can enjoy the astounding beauty of the surrounding mountain range once you
reach the top of the hill by climbing 407 steps. As you put your foot forward
one by one on the steps, you may feel as if you are getting closer to the
clouds hovering around.
This will make you feel being on proverbial ‘Cloud
Festival of Tula
you decide to visit this place in October, then choose the proper date so that
you can get involved in the festival of Tulasankaramma. This festival is
celebrated due to the auspicious moment when the sudden surge of water can be
seen in the water tank or famously known as Brahma Kundika. People come here in
thousands for a soul purifying experience.
Best Time To Visit
best time to visit Talacauvery is from February to April and October to
December. It is not recommended to visit this place during monsoon.
Tips For Visiting
1. If you are planning to visit in the summer, then
pack light clothes which are comfortable while roaming and climbing the steps.
Wear shoes instead of slippers or sandals.
2. In winter, it might be very cold, so bring your
warm cloth, jacket, head covering, and shoes.
3. Swimming and taking a bath is strictly prohibited
in the water tank.
4. You may not find many shops near and the temple
complex, so bring your own food and beverages.
How to Reach
can reach this place using any private or public transportation. KSRTC bus
service is available up to Bhagadamandala and from Temn, you can get some local
public transport to Talacauvery.