March 11, 2016

My TripAdvisor Review No.168: Igguthappa Temple, Coorg, Karnataka.

“Beautiful Temple in a Natural Setting.”
5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterdayNEW
This temple is about 30 km from Virajpet in the South of Coorg (Kodagu) district. It is about 2 km off the Virajpet – Talacauvery road, near the town of Kakkabe.

Lord Igguthappa is an important deity for the local Kodavas. He is considered to be a provider of food and the one who fulfills his devotee’s desires. During the harvest festival, paddy is first harvested in the fields belonging to the Lord, and only then the people of Kodagu celebrate the festival.

We were lucky to visit this temple around noon time, and see the special ceremonies being carried out that day. The idol was taken out in a procession around the temple on the head of the priest to bless all the devotees who were present. Later all the devotees were served with a sumptuous lunch. We were served by one of the priests himself, Shri Lava Kumar, as a guest in his house. We were happy to receive his blessings.

The temple is located in a very natural and beautiful setting, surrounded by hills and forests. It is definitely a must visit if you are in Coorg.
Visited January 2016
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

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