Sigandur

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Sigandooru/ಸಿಗಂದೂರು
Sigandur is located in Karnataka
Sigandur
Location in Karnataka
Geography
Coordinates 14°4′34″N 74°52′20″E / 14.07611°N 74.87222°E / 14.07611; 74.87222
Country India
State Karnataka
District Shimoga
Locale Sagara, Karnataka
Culture
Sanctum Sigandooru Chowdeshwari (Sigandooreshwari)
Architecture
Number of temples 1
History and governance
Website [1]

Sigandur or Sigandooru is a small village located in Sagara Taluk, Karnataka, India. The village is surrounded on three sides by backwaters of Linganamakki dam formed by Sharavathi River. The place is known for Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple, which attracts hundreds of people every day. The temple is managed by temple committee and Holekoppa Ramappa is the secretary of the temple committee as of 2013.[1]

Sigandur is about 40 km from its taluk headquarters, Sagara town. Sigandur was cut off from Sagar once reservoir on Sharavathi River was constructed. 2 barges, which carry vehicles, tourists, pilgrims and local people provides connectivity across the water. Barge service stops at 5 PM every day.

Sigandur is surrounded by water on three sides and connected by road on one side, which can be reached via Kollur and Nagodi. Barge is the major means of transport to this place.[2]

Ashada pooja[edit]

During Ashada month (June - July) every year, special pooja and worship are held in Sigandur. Thousands of people travel to this place during this pooja resulting in stampede and injuries to devotees is common due to lack of crowd management.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Hindu". The HIndu newspaper. 3 July 2013. Retrieved 2 July 2015. 
  2. ^ a b P.M., Veerendra (29 July 2014). "Lack of crowd management system blamed for Sigandur tragedy". The HIndu. Ms Kasturi and sons. Retrieved 4 July 2015.