TALAKADU - Where History Meets Nature!

Tripoto
20th Jan 2018
Photo of TALAKADU - Where History Meets Nature! by Vyshalini S Kakarla
TALAKAD - A beautiful historic place with amazing ancient temples located on the banks of river Kaveri in Karnataka, India

Me and my mother decided to visit on my birthday in 2018!

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There is a story behind the sand formation at Talakad, saying the queen named Alamelamma had cursed this region to be filled with sand, Malangi - To be a deadly water body and the Mysore kings not have heirs for the eternity.

Being a practical person, I do not believe in such superstitions. Also some geographical experts and scientists say that the sand formation in this region has been for centuries before the curse.

Route that I took to reach Talakad from our farm :

Mudigundam - Shankanapura - Mulluru - Main road touching T. Narasipura - Maavina halli - Talakad

To make the trip worth the visit, I would suggest the travelers to combine Talakad along with Sathegala (Shivanasamudra falls and the temples around).

Temples to visit in Talakad :

*Keerthi Narayana Temple - The most magnificent one among all the temples in Talakad. Brilliant art and architecture. The main deity here is Lord Narayana

*Vydyanatheshwara Temple - The temple near to Keerthi Narayana Temple. Amazing architecture and the idol (face) of Lord Shiva

*Pathaleshwara Temple - After visiting the temples of Keerthi Narayana and Vydyanatheshwara, there is a sand path which directs to rest of the temples. The main deity is Lord Shiva in the form of linga (stone)

*Maraleshwara Temple - After visiting Pathaleshwara Temple, you have to walk a bit long through the sand path to reach this temple. The main deity is Lord Shiva in the form of linga (stone)

*Chowdeshwari Amma Temple - Goddess Chowdeshwari's idol is beautiful and this completes the temples visit.

There are a couple of places (named Udupi mess) which serves homely food near the temples of Talakad. Also some street food vendors serving chats.

Eat, pray and DRIVE!
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