Kodagu gears up for Cauvery Theerthodbhava fete

The elected representatives directed the officials to make necessary arrangements for Cauvery Theerthodbhava, scheduled to be held on October 17, at Talacauvery.

Speaking at a meeting convened to discuss preparations for the annual programme on Saturday, MLA K G Bopaiah said that the Theerthodbhava will occur at 12.33 pm.

He said a large number of devotees are likely to attend it. Hence, additional bus facility should be made. The pothole-filled road from Madikeri to Talacauvery should be repaired. Also, suitable arrangements should be made for the parking of vehicles. The district administration should ensure that no inconvenience is met by the devotees, he added.

Bopaiah said temporary toilets should be constructed. Arrangements should be made for the supply of drinking water too, he added.

Congress leader Biddatanda S Thammaiah said that a bridge near Thavoor on Madikeri-Bhagamandala has collapsed a few years ago and it has not been repaired so far.

Hosooru Ramesh Joyappa said the density of vehicles to Talacauvery and Bhagamandala is on the rise. There is a need to check the density of vehicles, he added.

Pushkara ritual

Some people in the meeting opposed Pushkara ritual at Talacauvery and Bhagamandala stating that it is against the sanctity of the place.

MLA K G Bopaiah, MLC Sunil Subramani and Veena Achaiah questioned the ritual, where the Theertha kundike is made impure by taking bath.

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