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Hariharapura is a village located in the Koppa Taluk, Chikkamagaluru district in the state of Karnataka, India. The place has a Matt(Hindu Temple) of goddess Sharadamba on the banks of the River Tunga. The place is serene amidst forest, Arecanut farms and rice fields and surrounded by small hills. It is believed that Daksha performed "yagna" here.
Origin of the name
The name of the place is derived by the presence of two temples Hari & Hara located across each other. The four-hundred-year-old Shiva ( Hara ) temple is located upstream on the banks of the River Tunga, about a kilometer away from the Matth. This temple has intricate carvings on three sides depicting the entire Ramayana.
Places of interest
Hariharapura also boasts of a 110-year-old bridge across the Tunga connecting it to Koppa. This bridge is believed to have been built by Sir M Visveswaraiah. Hariharapura is an ideal place to visit the surrounding places in the western ghat region.
- Hanging Bridge
Built across the river Thunga, which is a small pedestrian bridge that leads to Chitrakoota where Prabodhini Gurukula can be found. The structure is unique for its cable suspension. The sight of Thunga in all her majesty is quite a view from this bridge.
It is believed that the holy math of hariharapura was a consequence of Bhagavadpada Sri Adi Sankaracharya's visit to the village. During his visit, it is believed that he met young Krishna, hearing all information and moved by the diving vibrations of this place, chose to install Sri Chakra and consecrated Mother Sharadamba initiated Upadesha to Sri Krishna . And the SRI ADISHANKARACHARYA SHARADA LAKMINARASIMHA PEETAM came into existence. It is believed to be one of few Dharmapeetams established by Sri Adishankaracharya.
Best time to visit
The best time to visit largely depends on your interest. The rains in the month of June - September replenish the entire Malnad region and it is a feast to the eyes. Winter can get cold and misty and summers are hot but not humid.
How to get there
The nearest airport is Mangalore Airport is about 120 km from Hariharapura. There are direct buses from Bangalore to Shringeri that stops in Hariharapura and also private bus operated by Sugama/Nishmita travels available. Every 15 min Buses are available from Shivamogga to Shringeri, shivamogga is a better route from any where in India, Shivamogga good connectivity for road and rail transport. Shivamogga is nearest railway station which has 50 Km from Hariharapura and Udupi which has Konkan railway is around 75 km from Hariharapura.
- Hariharapura travel guide from Wikivoyage
- Sri Math- http://www.hariharapura.org/Default.aspx by Rajesha J S
- Hariharapura had been the taluk headquarters once. - ct=result#PPA402,M1 by Anil Kumar Sastry
- Ayurveda- www.arogyaniketana.com
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