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Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple, Coorg Tourist Attraction

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Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple Coorg Address: Bhagamandala, Coorg, Karnataka, 571201, India

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Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple Coorg Timings

Day Timing
Monday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Tuesday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Wedesday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Thursday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Friday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Saturday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Sunday 6:30 am – 1:30 pm
3:00 pm – 8:30 pm
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One of the most popular hill stations in the country, Coorg is not all about nature but also of equally popular religious sites as well. This breathtakingly beautiful hill station in the western ghats of Karnataka state, boasts of being a popular destination among devotees as well. Sri Bhagandeshwara temple is one such shrine which attracts hordes of devotees to Coorg.

Also known as Bhagandeshwara Kshetra, Sri Bhagandeshwara temple is situated at an elevation of 898 meters, at the Bhagamandala village in Coorg, which is also famous for the Triveni Sangama, a popular sightseeing place in a Coorg tour.

This temple is primarily dedicated to Lord Bhagandeshwara, a form of Lord Shiva. However, idols of Lord Ganesha, Lord Narayana and Lord Subramanya have also been kept and worshipped in this temple.

Although there is no information on the exact date and time on the construction of the Sri Bhagandeshwara temple and other temples around this area, it is considered to be more than 1000 years old. It is said that this temple was built during the Cholas dynasty. It presents a Karavali (west coast) architectural style, with a gabled roof.

As per the few historical records which are available, this temple has undergone renovation in 1790 AD, during the reign of Maharaja Veera Rajendra Wodeyar who was the then King of Kodagu.

This temple is located quite close to the Triveni Sangama which is the meeting point of three holy rivers namely River Cauvery, River Kanika and River Sujyoti.

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History of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple

Skanda Purana, a holy text belonging to Hindu religion, mentions the temple and the legend behind it. As per the legend, Bhaganda Kshetra which was the ancient name of Bhagamandala, a great saint Sri Bhaganda Maharshi used to reside in his ashram located at this place. The name Bhagamandala has also been derived from the sage’s name.

Sri Bhaganda Maharshi, an ardent devotee of Lord Shiva and Lord Subramanya performed rigorous penance to please the Gods and receive their blessings. Lord Subramanya, pleased with his unrelenting devotion, blessed Bhaganda Maharshi and the place and named it as Skanda Kshetra. It is believed that he then promised his presence in the form of a stone image.

Lord Shiva too, pleased with the penance, blessed Bhaganda Maharshi. He also promised the saint that he will be present and bless all the devotees. Sri Bhaganda Maharshi, with the divine blessings, installed a Shiva linga, and invoked Lord Shiva.

The Shiva linga later came to be known as Sri Bhagandeshwara, owing to the name of the saint Sri Bhaganda Maharshi. It is believed that the divinity still manifests in the Linga at Sri Bhagandeshwara temple. Hence, devotees visit this temple to seek blessings of the Lord.

Entry Fee and Timings of Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple

There is no Entry fee to visit Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple. The temple is open on all days of the year, from 6.30 AM to 8.30 AM. However, it is closed in the afternoon from 1.30 PM to 3 PM.

Abhisheka at the temple is conducted from 6.30 Am to 7 AM. Rudrabhishekam is from 8:15 AM to 9:30 AM while the Maha Mangalarathi is done from 11:45 AM to 12:30 PM. At 7.15 PM, Ganapathi Pooja is conducted while evening Maha Mangalarathi is from 7:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

The Maha Shivaratri Festival is celebrated with great gusto and glory at Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple. It is celebrated every year during the month of February or March. Many devotees visit the temple during this time.

Visiting during the three day annual festival of Sri Bhagandeshwara temple is also a good idea. The festival is organised in the month of april every year. Samuhika Satyanarayana Pooja is also conducted at the temple on every full moon day and a ganhoma on every chathurthi.

Sri Bhagandeshwara Temple Coorg Darshan & Pooja Timings
Schedule Timings
Abhisheka 6:30 am to 7:00 am
Rudrabhisheka 8:15 am to 9:30 am
Mahamangalarathi 11:45 am to 12:20 pm
Temple remain closed from 1:30 pm to 3:00 pm
Ganapathi Pooja 7:15 pm
Mahamangalarathi 7:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Every Fullmoon day - Samuhika Sathyanarayana Pooja
Every Chaturthi - Ganahoma

How to reach Sri Bhagandeshwara temple

Sri Bhagandeshwara temple is located around 35.4 km away from Madikeri and can be reached by road. It takes around 50 minutes to 1 hour to reach the temple from Madikeri town.

Madikeri is well connected to various cities and towns of Karnataka and Kerala. For instance, there are many regular buses from Bangalore to Coorg, Mysore to Coorg.

The distance between bangalore and coorg is around 243 km which can be covered within 5 and half hours of time while the distance between mysore and coorg is around 110 km which can be covered in maximum 2 and a half to 3 hours of time.

Route from Coimbatore to Coorg is also well connected by road. Apart from private and government run buses, tourists can also hire privates taxis or cars for travelling to Coorg.

Places to visit near Sri Bhagandeshwara temple

  1. Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary

    Home to wild flora and fauna, Talakaveri Wildlife Sanctuary is a place to visit by all. Its scenic beauty with refreshing calmness that one can experience only in the lap of mother nature is an experience to remember. The safari ride at the sanctuary makes the visit even more memorable.

  2. Bhagamandala Triveni Sangama

    It is the place where the holy amalgamation of three rivers takes place. Known for its scenic beauty as well as religious association this triveni sangam shouldn't be missed by any tourist. River Kaveri, Kanika and Sujyoti, which is a mythical river and is said to flow within the surface of earth merges together forming a beautiful and sacred site to visit.

  3. Honey marketing center

    If you want to experience something unique then visit Madhuvana, the bee rearing center in Bhagamandala. The center also houses a museum where you can see various equipment which are used in honey making.

  4. Mount Thavoor

    This peak is another place to explore, especially if you are seeking some more adventure. The view of Mount Koppatti and Bhagamandala from Mt.Thavoor is absolutely breathtaking.

  5. Nisargadhama Island

    Nisargadhama Island is another place to visit. An ecological park, this place is ideal for tourists seeking a place away from crowd, vehicles and concrete jungles. With a lake, deer park and activities like boating and elephant rides, it is a place that will be liked by adults and kids alike. It can be reached by crossing a bridge over River Cauvery.

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