Thodikana

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Thodikana
town
Thodikana is located in Karnataka
Thodikana
Thodikana
Thodikana is located in India
Thodikana
Thodikana
Location in Karnataka, India
Coordinates: 12°30′40″N 75°28′12″E / 12.511079°N 75.469894°E / 12.511079; 75.469894Coordinates: 12°30′40″N 75°28′12″E / 12.511079°N 75.469894°E / 12.511079; 75.469894
Country  India
State Karnataka
District Dakshina Kannada
Languages
 • Official Kannada
Time zone IST (UTC+5:30)
Nearest city Madikeri

Thodikana (Kannada: ತೊಡಿಕಾನ) is an Indian village nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats in southern Karnataka. It is a beautiful little village in Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada district, about 100 km from Mangalore city. This village has much greenery and is a very nice place to visit.

Thodikana is known most for its Mallikarjuna temple, which was probably built sometime in the 13th century. The temple gets many hundreds of visitors each week. A few meters south east of the temple there is a fish tank known as 'meenugundi' (ಮೀನುಗುಂಡಿ). Visitors traditionally feed the fish raw rice. Killing the fish is forbidden.

Temple daily offers free mid day meals to the pilgrims as a prasadam. A waterfall called Devaragundi is situated about 1.5 kilometers from the temple.

Thodikana village is largely agricultural, with many arecanut (betelnut), coconut, rubber, vanilla, Pepper plantations.

Transportation and Accommodation[edit]

The following transportation options are available for travelling to Thodiakana:

Main attractions[edit]

  • Payaswini river flows through Thodikana.
  • Kolikkamale mountain is a famous trekking place near Thodikana.
  • Bhagandeshwara Temple of Bhagamandala, around 18 kilometers from Thodikana is a famous pilgrimage location.
  • Devaragundi waterfall isaround 1.5 km from Thodikana village.
  • Talacauvery is situated around 22 km from Thodikana.
  • A few meters southeast of the Thodikana temple there is a fish tank 'Meenagundi' which belongs to the temple which is very famous in Mangalore district.
  • The Mallikarjuna temple is the most famous temple of Lord Shiva in Sullia Taluk.

People and Culture[edit]

The majority of residents of Thodikana speak (Arebhashe) and other main languages are Kannada, Tulu, Havyaka Kannada, Tamil and Malayalam.

See also[edit]

Nearby cities/towns

External links[edit]

SAMPAJE(Dakshina Kannada)