Talakaveri is considered as the source of the river Kaveri on the Brahmagiri hill (not on Brahmagiri range, which lies further south of Brahmagiri hills), in Karnataka state, India. Talakaveri is at an altitude of around 1,276 meters above sea level.
Except during the Monsoon season, there is no flow of water is seen from this place. There is a temple dedicated to Goddess Kaveriamma. The temple has legend associated with Lord Ganesha and Sage Agastya; Sage held river Kavrei in a container while meditating and Lord Shiva tried to drink the water from it in the form of a crow. Sage Agastya tried to scare away the crow; But crow being divine toppled the container and water started to gush out. This flow of water is believed to be Kaveri river. (A few more twists and turns are there in the legend. )
Thousands of pilgrims comes to the temple on the first day of Tula Masa month (month according to south Indian calendar, which falls during mid-October) to witness the rise of the fountainhead (Kavrei river) from the spring at any moment.
Beside the temple, one can see the Brahmagiri hill. A series of steps takes you to the top of the hill. Once you reach the hill-top, you can have a 360 degree view of the Brahmagiri hills.
How do I go to Talakaveri?
Talakaveri can be reached from Bhagamandala, the nearest town at a distance of 8 kilometers. Madikeri, headquarters of Kodagu district, is at a distance of around 48 kilometers from Talakaveri .
Which are the Nearby Tourist places to Talakaveri?
Namdroling Monastery at Bylakuppe (at 86 kilometers distance) and Triveni Sangama alias Kaveri Sangam (where Kaveri River, Kabini River and Hemavati River confluence at Srirangapatna, 171 kilometers from Talakaveri) are some of the other nearby tourist places. Madikeri is a nearby hill station at an altitude of 3838 feet (1170 meters) above sea level.