Varadamoola, Sagara, Karnataka (with photos)

Varadhamoola (Varadha Moola) is a place where the River Varada originates, its 6 km south from the Sagara town in Shivamogga district of the Indian state of Karnataka. River Varada flows all the from Sagara, Chandragutti, Banavasi, Haveri & finally joins River Tungabhadra near Galaganath.

The birth place of River Varada i,e. the place where the water bubbles out, on top of that is the Varadadevi Shrine. Its also called as Gayathri Devi. Water from here goes to first Lakshmi Teertha, its a small tank just infront of the Varadadevi Temple. Then the water enters in to a big tank to the right of this tank where you can find all other Teerthas. From here, the water goes out of the tank & forms the river, you can see all the photos below. The water flows from this tank all 365 days.

Varada Devi Temple

Getting There:
Varadamoola is around 6 km from Sagara Town.
From Bengaluru: (Its around 352 km : 7 - 8 hrs drive)
Route: Bengaluru --> Tumkur --> Tiptur --> Birur --> Shivamogga --> Sagara --> Varadamoola

 Varada Devi or Gayathri Devi Shrine

Places of Interest nearby:
Ikkeri (5 km) - Second capital of Keladi Nayakas, Aghoreshwara Temple
Keladi (16 km) - First capital of Keladi Nayakas, Rameshwara Temple
* Sigandhur (35 km) - Famous Chaudeshwari Temple
Jog Falls (30 km) - World famous water falls
Honnemaradu (35 km) - Beautiful backwaters with many islands & water sports

More photos of Varadamoola Kshetra ...

 Lakshmi Teertha

 View of the Varadadevi Temple

 Water goes out from this place

The flowing water which forms the River Varada

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