Talacauvery is the basis of the Kaveri River, situated on Brahmagiri Hill near Bhagamandala in Kodagu District, Karnataka. It is situated at 1.276 m on top of sea level. Kodavas erected a chariot that is now considered as its origin
Located on Brahmagiri Hill, 8 km from Bhagamandala and 48 km from Madikeri, Talakaveri / Talacauvery is one of Coorg’s most popular attractions. It is also of great religious importance and attracts hordes of religious tourists.
Talakaveri would be the source of the Cauvery River. Although the source that is the flow of water is not always visible. During the rainy season, you can get a glimpse of it. The Cauvery River is one of the seven sacred rivers of Sapta Sindhus belonging to the Hindu scriptures.
At an altitude of 1,276 m, it also houses a small temple frequented by pilgrims. The temple here was recently renovated by the state government.
There is a small spring called tirtha kundike or brahma kundike. It is believed that the river comes from this spring. This source seems to sink underground and emerges after a short distance. Near the kundike, there is a sanctuary. In front of the sanctuary, a huge reservoir has been built where pilgrims take a bath and offer prayers.
The place has two temples. A temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and has an ancient Shiva Linga. Another temple is Lord Ganesha. In this temple you will find a sacred Ashwantha tree. According to legend, the lords Brahma, Vishnu and Mahesh gave a glimpse of their sacred avatars to the sage Agastya.
Many faithful visit the shrine in October, the day of Sankramana. Meanwhile, it is said that one can see sudden bubbles and foaming in the small well that symbolizes the appearance of the goddess Cauvery.
How to reach Talacauvery
You can take the various buses offered by KSRTC and private buses to Bhagadamandala. Bhagadamandala is served by a few buses that will take you to Talacauvery, just 7 km away.