Envis Centre, Ministry of Environment & Forest, Govt. of India

Printed Date: Friday, November 15, 2019

Brahmagiri Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brahmagiri, is a mountain range in the Western Ghats of south India. It is situated on the border between Kodagu district in Karnataka state in the north and Wayanad district of Kerala state on the south. Brahmagiri Hill, at 1608 m height, is a scenic tourist attraction. The top of Brahmagiri Hill is well forested and has a lot of wildlife.

 

 

Thirunelli Temple, dedicated to Lord Vishnu, lies on the Kerala side of Brahmagiri. According to legend, the temple was constructed by Lord Brahma himself.

 

 

Pakshipathalam at an altitude of 1740 m is another attraction on the Kerala side. Pakshipathalam has a cave that is said to have been used by rishis in ancient times. On the Karnataka side it is also known by the name of Munikal cave.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Iruppu (or Irpu or Lakshmana Tirtha) Falls of the Lakshmana Tirtha River lies on the Karnataka side of Brahmagiri. According to legend, when Rama and Lakshmana were searching for Sita, they became thirsty. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the Brahmagiri from which the river sprang. Rama is said to have dedicated a Shiva Kshethra known as Rajeshwara Temple on the banks of river Lakshmana Tirtha. The Lakshmana Tirtha River eventually flows into the Kaveri River.

 

 

The nearest railway station is at Mysore and the nearest airports are Kozhikode International Airport-120 km,Bengaluru International Airport-290 km, and Kannur International Airport, 58 km.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eUvz7yNoiLw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZKVhHPLNEnc