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| Last Updated:: 02/01/2015

Karnataka

List of Sacred Waterbodies Karnataka

Brahma Kund at Kaveri Temple, Talakaveri
(Karnataka)

 

Sl. No. Sacred Tank Temple Location District Current Status
1 Antharaganga Nandeeswara temple Kolar Kolar The water quality is good, inspite of people using it for bathing and washing clothes.
2 Narasimha tirtham, Veera Anjaneyaswami tank and Vittala Kulam Sri Yoga Narasimhar temple Mulbagal Kolar The water at Narasimha tirtham is of good quality. People are only allowed to take a quick dip and not to use soaps. The other two are poorly maintained and the water is unfit for any use.
3 Sri Janardana temple tank Sri Janardana and Sri Mahalakshmi temples Ambalapadi - The tank is well maintained and the quality of the water was found to be good.
4 Dattatreya temple tank Dattatreya temple and Dada Hayat Dargah Bababudan Giri Chickmagalur The tank is well maintained and the water is of good quality.
5 Devi Karai Gangadareswara temple Hassan Hassan The tank is poorly maintained and is choked with weeds and pollutants.
6 Kalyani Kulam Sri Gomateswara temple Sravanabelagola Hassan The tank is well maintained by the temple authorities. A fence has been put to prevent devotees from entering. The quality of water is good.
7 Vasudeva Kalyani Tirtham / Devasaras Chennakeshava temple Bellur Hassan The tank water is of poor quality and is completely covered with algae.
8 Brahma Kund Kaveri Temple Talakaveri Kodagu The tank is believed to be the point of origin of the Kaveri river. Devotees bathe and perform rituals in the water. The tank is well maintained and the water is found to be good.
9 Thirunarayanaswami Kulam, Yoga Narasimhaswami Kulam, Akka Thankai Kulam, Chokkattan Kulam, Bhaswarajan Kulam, Brahmachari Kulam Narayanaswami temple Melkote Mandya All the tanks are maintained well and are used for bathing, gardening and for breeding fishes.
10 Devi Karai Chamundeswari temple Chamundi Hills Mysore The tank is well maintained and the quality of water is good.
11 Vaideeswarar temple tank Vaideeswarar temple Talakadu Mysore The tank is in very good condition. River Kaveri flows into this tank. The water is free of pollutants and is even used for drinking.
12 Ambu Tirtham Rameswara temple Ambutirtham Shimoga The tank is well maintained. The water is free of pollutants and is of good quality.
13 Madhwa Tirtham Sri Krishna Temple Udupi Udupi The tank is well maintained and devotees are allowed to take bath in the water. The temple authorities have installed water-cleansing equipments.
14 Mahalingeshwara temple tank Mahalingeshwara temple Kota Udupi The tank is not well maintained. The water is polluted with detergents used during washing clothes.
15 Padmasarovar Mahishamardhini Temple Udipi Udupi Maintenance and water quality was found to be average.
16 Skanda Pushkarini Sri Vadapanda Balarama temple Malpe Udupi The tank is being maintained well.
17 Surya Pushkarini, and Chandra Pushkarini Sri Vinayaka and Sri Mahalingeshwara temple Kumbakshi Udupi The tanks are properly maintained and water is found to be of good quality.
18 Koti Tirtham and Rama Tirtham Mahabaleshwar temple Gokarna Uttara Kannada Both the tanks are not very well maintained. The water quality is only average.

 

Shravanabelagola

 

 

 Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepwell

Shravanabelagola is a town located near Channarayapatna of Hassan district in the Indian state of Karnataka. It is famous for the monolithic statue of Gommateshvara Bahubali and is one of the most important pilgrimage destinations in Jainism.  The shrine reached the peak of architectural and sculptural glory under the patronage of the Western Ganga Dynasty of Talakad (From about 350 to 1000 AD). The name Shravanabelagola refers to White Pond of the Shravana and is named with reference to the colossal image of Gommaa. It is distinguished from the other belagolas by the prefix Śravaa which refers to the pond in the middle of the town.

 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shravanabelagola

 

 

Hampi, Karnataka

 

Source : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stepwell

 

 The Vijaya nagara kingdom (1336- 1556 AD) had developed many hydraulic structures to convey water from the hilly areas to the urban centres. They had also constructed numerous stepwells to collect the rain water. The influence of the Chalukya architecture can be deducted in the stepwell at Hampi, in Karnataka.

 

 The Pushkarni tank in Hampi was built for the purpose of bathing the deity. Hence it is considered holy. It is believed that the Pushkarni tank in Hampi has the blessings of the God Maha Vishnu. The water is recycled every time due to which it is pure. It is also believed that a bath in this tank cleanses one of one’s sins. It is also a popular tourist attraction.