All set for Cauvery Theerthodbhava

The district administration is all set for Cauvery Theerthodbhava, scheduled to be held at 12.33 pm on October 17.

The festive spirit has already engulfed Bhagamandala and Talacauvery with a large number of devotees visiting Bhagandeshwara Temple and taking a dip in Triveni Sangama. Some organisations have taken up the work on cleaning the surroundings of the temple andthe banks of the river. The work on filling potholes is in progress.

As Theerthodbhava will take place in the afternoon, a large number of devotees are expected to take part. Kodagu Ekikarana Ranga has made arrangement for the supply of meals for the visiting devotees. Rice, jaggery, oil, coconuts, and vegetables will arrive from Mandya, Chamarajanagar and Mysuru districts for the purpose.

Last year, there was a drastic decline in the number of devotees who visited Theerthodbhava, following violence over sharing of river Cauvery water. This year, the situation is back to normal and the state too has received bountiful rainfall too. As a result, a large number of devotees from Tamil Nadu and Kerala are likely to take part.

Further, Kodi family have made all preparations for the rituals. Traditional rituals will be held prior to Theerthodbhava on Sunday and Monday. Goddess Cauvery’s idol will be decked up with gold ornaments.

Normally, ‘Theertha’ (holy water) from Brahma Kundike is transported in vehicles. However, Talacauvery Moola Swaroopa Rakshana Vedike has opposed the move to transport the Theertha in vehicles.

Liquor sale banned

To maintain law and order, the district administration banned the sale of liquor from midnight of October 15 to 10 am on October 18, within 10 km radius of Bhagamandala gram panchayat jurisdiction.

Changes in traffic rules

To facilitate the movement of vehicles, the district administration has made minor changes in the traffic movement and has introduced one-way traffic on several roads from 6 am till 6 pm on October 17.

All the vehicles from Madikeri to Bhagamandala should pass through Thalathmane-Udothmotte-Appangala-Bhagamandala. All the vehicles from Bhagamandala to Madikeri should pass through Appangala-Panya-Katakeri.

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