Situated on River Kaveri, the island of Shivanasamudra divides Kaveri River into two parts that form two waterfalls – Gaganachukki and Bharachukki and are collectively called as Shivanasamudra Falls.

Talakadu, a historical town, 32 km from sivanasamudra is named after the twin brothers Tala and Kadu who once saw a tree being worshiped by elephants and after cutting down the tree found an idol of Lord Shiva and elephants turned into Rishis. The tree was miraculously restored and all obtained their Moksha and the place since then is known as Talakadu. Once this place had over 30 temples, most of which are now beneath the sand except a few excavated.

There are five temples dedicated to Lord Siva – Pathaleshwara, Maraleshwara, Arkeshwara, Vaideeshwara and Mallikarjuneshwara Temple. and the most beautiful one is Keerthinarayana temple dedicated to Lord Vishnu. Talakadu is also known as a cursed city due to the curse by Rani Alamelamma who while drowning herself in river Kaveri gave curse that Talakadu would go beneath the sand and Mysore kings would find it difficult to get their heirs…

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Born at Lumding, a town in Assam, Anirban spent his childhood enjoying the whispering sounds of the woods and trees, cherishing the flora and fauna in places like Dwarband, Masimpur, Burlongfur, Mandardisa. Anirban’s writings reflect his deep love towards nature, people and a culture that we can follow to live by. In Anirban’s words, the golden sunrise, the meadows, the snow-clad tall mountains, the never ending seas, the horizon, the smell of sand and soil, large monuments, the history, the people fascinate him and take him to a different world. And he gives his father all the credit who made him feel, cherish and experience these wonders of Mother Earth. His contributions to travel sites like Tripadvisor has a reader base of over forty thousand as well as in websites like Tripoto, He is an author for Happytrips.com, a Times Travel Magazine. His first poetry collection “Osheemer Daak” – Call of the endless is recently published and available in Amazon, Flipkart. One can follow him at www.facebook.com/anirbandeb or his website https://www.endlessvista.com. His email id is tripotomaniac@gmail.com

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