Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) (Kannada: ಹೊನ್ನಮ್ಮನ ಕೆರೆ) is a lake and holy place in Doddamalthe near the village of Sulimalthe, 6 km away from Somwarpet town in the state of Karnataka, India. It is the biggest lake in Kodagu, and once a year, during the Gowri festival, a special pooja is conducted and a 'Bagina' which consists of the belongings of goddess Honamma is presented to the lake.
Map showing Honnamana Kere
The story Kerege Hara was derived from the building of Honnamana Kere. According to legend, a deity known as Goddess Honnamana sacrificed her life for the welfare of the people. A temple was erected in her honour and modernisation has recently been undertaken to provide improved facilities.
Honnamana Kere is surrounded by many mountains, cliffs and coffee plantations.
Landscape around Honnamana Kere
View from the Cliff (Gavi Betta)
The temperature in Honnamana Kere, like the rest of Coorg district, ranges from 16 to 27 degrees during the year.
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