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 of Coorg 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.
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.
Places to stay
There are a few Homestays nearby Honnamana Kere. Tropical Rain a Homestay/ Farm Stay is located 1 km from this lake.
The temperature in Honnamana Kere, like the rest of Coorg district, ranges from 16 to 27 degrees during the year.
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