Bhagamandala Bhagandeswara swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Bhagandeswara swamy
  • Subramanya swamy
  • Maha Vishnu,
  • Ganapathi.

Location:

Bhagamandala Sri Bhagandeswara Temple
Bhagamandala (town)
Kodagu district-571201
Karnataka

Timings :

  • Morning 6.30 am to 12.30pm
  • Evening 3.00 pm to 8.30pm

Temple History :

Bhagamandala is one of the important pilgrimage destinations in Kodagu district of Karnataka state. Bhagamandala is situated on the bank of the river Kaveri. This is the holiest place in this region where this is a Sangama Pradesam of Krishna River. At this place, the Kaveri is joined by two tributaries, the Kannike and the mythical Sujyoti River. Bhagamandala is considered sacred as a river confluence of three rivers (also called as Triveni Sangama in Kannada). During Tula Sankramana, Pilgrims gather here in large numbers to take the holy dip in the Trivenisangama and to perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talakaveri, the birthplace of River Kaveri. Famous Bhagandeshwara Temple is situated in short distance from the Trivenisangama. This place is also known as Bhagandeshwara Kshetra, from which the name Bhagamandala is derived.

The Bhagandeswara temple complex though said to have been built by the Cholas prior to the 11th century follows the gabled roof style of the Kerala temple architecture common on the west coast. There are four temples in the temple complex dedicated to Lord Ishwara, Lord Subrahmanya, Lord Mahavishnu and Lord Ganapathi. The Ganapathy temple is in the outer prakara and the other three are in a line in the inner Prakara. The Bhagandeswara temple has a simple structure consisting of a square Garbhagriha with a small Ardhamantapa. An annual festival that falls in October/November invites a large number of devotees. Thousands of oil lamps are lit in the temples during the festival.During 1785-1790, the area was captured by Tipu Sultan. Then Tipu renamed Bhagamandala to Afesalabad. In 1790 King Dodda Veera Rajendra took Bhagamandala back into an independent Kodagu kingdom.

Festivals :

  • Karthika Pournami
  • Maha Sivarathri
  • Sri Subramanya Shashti/Huttari
  • Dasara

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Abhisheka – 6.30 am to 7.00 am
  • Rudrabhisheka – 8.15 am to 9.30 pm
  • Mahamangalaharathi – 11.45 am to 12.30pm
  • Ganapathi pooja – 7.15 pm
  • Mahamangalaharati: 7.30 pm to 8.30 pm
  • Every Fullmoon day: Samuhika Satyanarayana Pooja
  • Every Chaturth : Ganahoma
  • Maha Pooja : Rs 200
  • Rudrabhisheka : Rs 50
  • Ksheerabhisheka: Rs 50
  • Dharabhisheka : Rs 40
  • Bilva Patre Archana : Rs 40
  • Tulasi Archane : Rs 50
  • Appakajjaya : Rs 30
  • Pancha Kajjaya : Rs 1
  • Fruits and Coconut : Rs 1
  • Karpoora Mangalaharathi – Rs 5
  • Sri satya narayana Pooja : Rs 100
  • Tila Homa : Rs 100
  • Shanti Pooja : Rs 100
  • Homa : Rs 250
  • Marriage/Thread ceremony: Rs 250
  • Vechile Pooja : Rs 25

Nearest Temples Around Bhagamandala Bhagandeswara swamy temple :

  • Madikeri – Omkareswara swamy temple
  • Tgguthappadevere – Betta Igguthappa Temple
  • Talakaveri – Agasthyeswara swamy temple
  • BadagaraKeri – Maha Mrityunjaya swamy temple
  • Belur – Chennakesava swamy temple
  • Halabeedu – Hoyasaleswara swamy temple
  • Shravana Belagola – Gomateswara/Bhahubali temple
  • Hassan – Hasanamba swamy temple
  • Koravangala – Bucheswara swamy temple
  • Nuggehalli – Lakshmi Narasimha swamy temple
  • Haranhalli – Someswara/Narasimha swamy temple
  • Mosale – Nageswara/Chennakesava swamy temple
  • Arisikere – Iswara temple
  • Doddagaddavalli – Sri Lakshmi devi temple
  • Dharamasthala – Sri Manjunatha temple
  • Kadri – Kadri Manjunatha temple
  • Kateel – Durga Parameswari temple
  • Kukke – Subramanya temple
  • Mangalore – Mangaladevi temple
  • Mysore – Chamundeswari temple
  • Somanthpura – Chennakesava Swamy temple
  • Talakkad – Vaidyanatheswara temple
  • Mysore palace – Swetha varaha swamy temple
  • Tirumakudal Narsipura – Gunja Narasimha temple
  • Nanjangud – Sri Kanteswra/Nanjundeswara temple
  • Kalale – Lakshmi Kanta temple

Nearest Bus Stations :

Madikeri – 37 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

Yedamangala

Nearest Airports :

  • Bangalore Airport
  • Mangalore Airport

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