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Hariharapura is located in Karnataka
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 13°30′4″N 75°18′44″E / 13.50111°N 75.31222°E / 13.50111; 75.31222Coordinates: 13°30′4″N 75°18′44″E / 13.50111°N 75.31222°E / 13.50111; 75.31222
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Chikkamagaluru
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
PIN 577120
Telephone code 0091-8265
Vehicle registration KA18
Nearest city Koppa
Lok Sabha constituency Udupi Chikmagalur

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[edit]

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.

Sri Someshwara Temple

Places of interest[edit]

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, connecting the Mutt with its gurukul. The structure is unique for its cable suspension. The sight of Thunga in all her majesty is quite a view from this bridge.

Sri Math[edit]

Sri Math Hariharapura

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[edit]

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[edit]

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. The nearest railway station is Udupi which has Konkan railway is around 75 km from Hariharapura.

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