Talacauvery is the birth place of river Kaveri, and it is a must visit tourist place in kodagu.River Kaveri known as ‘Jeevanadi’ of Karnataka. Talacauvery is situated in the Brahmagiri hill which lies in the Kodagu district. It is about a distance of 48 kilometres from Madikeri. Talakaveri lies about 1276 metres above the sea level. The entire panorama is scenic and very beautiful and it’s a famous tourist place in Coorg district.
Bhagamandala is 8 kms. before reaching Talacauvery and situated at the confluence of two rivers, the Kaveri and the Kanika. A third river, the Sujyothi is said to join from underground. It is considered sacred as a river confluence (kudala or sangama, in Kannada and Sanskrit).
It is a common practice for pilgrims to take a dip in the sangama and perform rituals to their ancestors before proceeding to Talakaveri, the birthplace of Kaveri.
The Bhagandeshara temple is a famous temple known of Lord Shiva, where Bhagandeshwara (Ishwara), Subramanya, Mahavishnu and Ganapati are installed. Thus this is also known as Bhagundeshwara Kshetra, from which the name Bhagamandala is derived.
How to Reach :
The nearest airport is Mangalore airport, which is 194 kilometres from here. Bangalore airport is about 310 kilometres from here.
There is no train route in Coorg district, hence it is a hilly terrain. Mysore railway station is the most convenient which is about 160 kilometres away.
From Mysore, the route would be Mysore - Hunsur- Periyapatna- Kushal Nagara-Suntikoppa - Madikeri- Bhagamandala-Talacauvery.
There are State Road Transport Corporation buses that operate between Karnataka and Kerala. Also private buses operates from Madikeri with other cities. The best time to visit this temple would be during Tula Sankrama in the month of October. The rainy season is best avoided but it is very thrilling in rainy season.