Pilgrimage sites in chikmagalur

Hornadu Annapoorneshwari Temple- Amidst the hills lies the Godess


QuickOverview: Horanadu temple dedicated to Shri Annapoorneshwari stands significant, both on the historic and religious note.It is Belived that the temple was established by Agastya Rishi in 8th Centuary.Locals here believe that people who seek Devi’s blessings will never have a dearth for food in their life.
The route to Hornadu goes through ghats and dense forests creating an amazing travel experience for the visitors. During winter, Horanadu looks like a heaven on earth and there is no exaggeration to it.
As per mythology Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvati had an argument. Lord Shiva declared everything in the world including food to be Maya or illusion. To prove food is not illusion Goddess Parvati disappeared resulting in the nature to become still. Neither climates changed nor plants grew, causing draught in the world. taking pity Goddess Parvati appeared and distributed food to all. And since then she is called as Devi Annapoorna.
There is another very interesting myth related with this temple. It is believed that Lord Shiva beheaded Lord Brahma, and his skull got stuck in Lord Shiva’s hand. He was cursed that till the skull is not full of food or grains, it will stick to his hands, Lord Shiva went everywhere and asked for food but the skull was never full. So he finally went to this temple and Maa Anapoorna filled the skull with grains and reversed Lord Shiva’s curse.Visit the Place to explore and learn more.

DattaPeeta- Holy Place preaching unity of religion.

QuickOverview: Baba Budangiri is a mountain situated at an altitude of 1,895 m and a sacred place for both Hindus and Muslims. It is famous for the Dattatreya Peeta ‑ a Hindu temple and a Muslim dargah both in the same underground cave. Baba Budan was a 17th century Sufi whose shrine is at Baba Budangiri and Dattatreya is an incarnation of Lord Shiva. History has it that coffee was introduced into India through the Chikamagalur district when the first coffee crop was grown in the Baba Bababudangiri Hills during 1670 AD by this Sufi Baba Budan.
Just 4 km from the shrine, one can find a beautiful waterfall named Manikyadhara. People who are bored of normal and easy trekking can try this place as it is not an easy trek definitely. Trekkers can enjoy scenic beauty like plain, lush green, forests and rolling hills. Tourists from all around the world come here to see the unique mountain flowers called Kurinji, which blooms in these hill ranges once in every 12 years. Visit to Explore nd Experience .

Kodandarama Temple-cultural importance

QuickOverview: According to sthalapurana, or local legend, proud Parashurama was subdued at Hiremagalur by Rama. Parashurama requested Rama to show him the scene of his (Rama’s) marriage. Therefore, Sita stands to Rama’s right side and Lakshmana to his left, as per the tradition in Hindu marriage ceremonies. Perhaps this is the only temple where Sita and Lakshmana are positioned like this, as popular renderings of the trio (Rama, Lakshmana, and Sita) depict Sita to Rama’s left. The idols are best described by the poet Sri. Da. Ra. Bendre: “All the three idols appear to be walking towards the viewer looking at the placement of their feet. The sculptor has carved intricately the crown, jewellery and the positions of the bodies. Sita’s posture, eyes looking down, her jewellery are sculpted really well.

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