Karighatta 1/1 by Tripoto
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worship, sight- seeing
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The name of this hill station literally means 'black hills' in Kannada. The mention of this hill station is found even in ancient texts and the name of this there is Neelachala or Blue mountains. The main attraction on this hill is the Lord Vaikuntha Srinivasa Temple. This was established by Saint Birju and the deity is just another form of Lord Vishnu. The idols of Yogaraja Bhrikshu and Bhogaraja Bhriksu are standing on both sides fo the Vishnu idol in this temple. There is also a huge statue of Garuda, the mount of Lord Vishnu facing the idol and is known as the Garudastambha. The rippling sounds of the Loakpavani, a tributary of the Cauvery River makes a sweet noise. The colorful flowers, greenery and the charm of this place increases the divine essence that should be there near any temple. The Chamundi Hills and Mysore City attractions are the nearby places to visit from here.
Purnima Singh
For a history addict like me, mythology seems like the mystical truth behind every fact! And Karighatta, 128 kms from Mysore Road, offers just the perfect enigmatic yet picturesque mysticism along with a little tilling adventure. Located on the banks of Lokapavani river, this hilly land calls for a tiring exercise of climbing its 300 steps, built steeply on the 2697 ft. high hill-top. Along with such a mythical experience comes a sanctuary, especially for a bird-watcher and bird-lover like me!