Monday, January 30, 2012


The Padi Igguthappa Temple is located in Kakkabe near Virajpet. Iguthappa is another name for Lord Subramanya and the Igguthappa Temple is a very sacred temple of the Coorgs. This temple was built in 1810 by King Lingarajendra.
Igu means food, Thappa is giver. By praying and offering seva at the temple, kodavas believe their wishes come true.

An annual festival is held at the Padi Iguthappa temple in the month of March and people from all over Coorg and near by places gather here to offer special prayers. Special offering like “Tulabhara”, where the devotee weighs oneself against coconuts, sugar, rice, fruits etc, on a weighing scale and offers it to the god is performed here.
Sat, Jan 28, 2012 

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