Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
Sigandhur is a small place situated in the Sagar taluk of Shimoga district which is near to Jog Falls. The main attraction of this place is the Choudeshwari devi temple.


Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
As you enter the Sagar town, take a left turn towards Ikkeri (in Kannada, it means two streets). There is a temple for Shiva, Aghoreshwara, built by the Keladi rulers in 16th century AD. It’s a very beautiful temple and has a Nandi in the front. It’s has got a very smooth finish which makes it shiny and the temple has good carvings on the walls.
We had to drive another 30 kms from this point to Holebagilu.

Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
The gram panchayat will collect some money for vehicle parking. If you want to take your own vehicle, you have to wait till the barge/launch arrives, otherwise you can park the car at Holebagilu and walk till the launch and the barge/launch will sail you to the other side immediately.

Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
Sigandhur got surrounded by the backwaters of Sharavathi River when the dam was built. If one needs to cross over, they had to wait for specific timing of the launch. Launch ( ferry ) service is available from this bank to the other bank to cover a distance of 2 Km. Service available upto 5.00 pm only. The other side of the river is a small village called Kalasavalli belonging to the main place called Tumari. From this place Sigandur is nearly 5 KMs. The goddess Chaudamma ( Chowdamma ) temple is located at Sigandur. During Sankranti (in the month of January ) a festival is celebrated here. Tourist from all part of visits this place during the festival.
There are frequent bus and jeep/tempo plying to and fro. The temple opens daily for darshan at 4.30 and closes at 6 pm.

Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
Choudeshwari devi temple is small in built and the construction appeared fairly new.
After washing our feet, we had to go through a small queue to the temple interior.

Photography of any kind was not permitted inside the temple. After buying a ticket for pooja, we are divided into groups. There were no queue inside; instead people were let in batches. Devotees were made to sit while the other batch moved ahead. Priests collect any offerings made by the devotees and wrote down their names.

The priest announced that the Choudeshwari deity was very powerful and devotees come to her when they lose all hopes. He added that if a devotee seeks her blessings with full bakthi, their aspirations would be fulfilled. Those who had paid for pooja were given prasada (kumkum and sugar candy). Priest announced that after the aarathi, nobody should kneel down or prostrate before the goddess and aarathi would be made available to them outside the garbhagudi.

Location:

Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Devi Temple - Sigandhur
This place is located in the other side of backwater of river Sharavathi ( before Jog falls ). To reach this place people have to come to the main city Sagar. Sagar is nearly 350Kms from Bangalore city. Frequent buses are available from Bangalore to Shimoga city and to Sagar. It is not possible to go and come back from Bangalore in one day as the launch service (for crossing the river Sharavathi) is limited and the distance is more. From Sagar private vehicles or private buses are available (mud road). Vehicles reach one side of the bank in the river Sharavathi.

Temple Address:
Pradhana Archaka
Sri Sigandur Chaudamma temple
Kalasavalli
Post: Tumari
Taluk: Sagar
District: Shimoga
State:Karnataka


13 comments:

  1. Hi this is anand from amingad i heard a new from tv that this god is powerfull.In my life i would see this god..........i am waiting for this is god darshana

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  2. @anand...yes indeed the goddess is very powerful. I was an atheist(almost) but visiting this temple has revived me completely!

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  3. Gajanand r wale, Gulbarga dist:- I have lot lot and lots of belief on amma chowdeshwari, she sad solved my many problems and had blessed health and wealth and still she is keep on blessing me for best future, i had been to shiganduru two times and its my opinion that every should get amma's darshan atleast once in their life.may amma bless you all.
    with regards to temple trust and this website holders and to all devities

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  4. I am an ardent devotee of this goddess. I have planned to visit this Goddess in April 2011. I wish to stay one night in the temple premises. I wish the goddess will fulfill my humble request.

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  5. PankajaabhijithMonday, April 30, 2012

    Amma chowdeshwari amma pls help me to get along with my husband again i havent spoken to him alone since 2 half month the case is in mediation pls amma helps to understand eachother get together again stay happily with my daughter amma my inlaws are doning blackmagic on my husband so that he hates me and my daughter pls amma help my husband to come out of blackmagic lets thing settle in medaition itself amma pls help me I WANT MY HUSBAND BACK TO ME AMMA PLEASE HELP ME.

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  6. I am ANIRUDH, sri siganduru chowdeshwari amma is ur powerfull god, bcoz of amma's blessing i got BE seat. plz chant amma's name before u start any good work it ll be 100% succesfull. already i visited amma once in june 2012 and i stayed one night. amma sri siganduru chowdeswari onces again i am wishing to do ur dharshana sooo plz make me to reach there soon.

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  7. Thanks for sharing your experience here.

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  8. amma chowdeshwari me and my friends are planning to visit ur temple this month ending r next month 1st week sooo with ur blessing plz make us u come to temple soon for ur blessings.

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  9. Amma sigandur chowdeshwari deve my family members come to your home/temple and take a blessing pls give the blessing to my family members
    i want your favour shatru nash madu win to all court cash and answer to people,grate amma jagath janani karuna sagari ma sankashtanevarani amma
    kappadu give to me all the sucess in work lot of thanks to you amma nene ella neninthealy ella jagath rakshki karnusagri sarva mangala mangalye shive sarvaartha saadhike sharanye tryambake chowdeswari amma namostute
    coming soon for blessing thankyou amma

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  10. Our family has experienced the blessings of amma and have experienced two miracles also.

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  11. amma,i want to get your blessings by visiting you, please make us to visit your place at the earliest

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  12. Amma thaaye, Ninnanne nambidini maathe,. Dayamaadi nanna magalu kelasakke hogodhannu thaddedu, avala samsaara mathu maguvina bhavishyada bagge yochane maaduvanthe maadu. Avala ketta naddathegallannu bidisu thaaye. Dhaiva shakthi allade bere yaava shakthiyoo saha nanage sahaaya maadalla amma. Nanage neene dikku maathe. Dayavittu kaapaadu. Ninnanne nambiddini amma Kai bidabedamma. Nanna magalannu kaapadu. Ninnanne nambiruva ninna nonda magalu amma.

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