Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple




Shree Choudeshwari Temple is in Karnataka State, Shimoga district, Sagara Taluk’s. Prosperous place named Sigandur. Shree Devi kshethra has history of over 300 years. Sigandur kshethra is near to Thumari, 42 KM from sagar town. Mother choudeshwari is called as Sigandureshwari. 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.

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.
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. Every year on the day of “Makara Sankranthi” means 14th & 15th of January Sigandureshwari’s fair going on. On the day of makara sankranthi devotees get bath in holy water in river sharavathi & pray the godess.

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