Talacauvery is the birth place of River Cauvery and thousands of pilgrims throng the pond (Kundalike) to take a holy dip during month of October.
River Cauvery originates as a spring and fills the nearby tank and flows underground and emerges again. River Cauvery covers a distance of 381 kms in Karnataka before entering Tamilnadu .
Certain rituals using the bark of a tree (Bechhu) are performed by native Kodavas on the day. Newlyweds hold hands and take a dip during the auspicious hour. Prayers for bereaved are offered by family members in Bhagamanda where Cauvery joins its tributaries Kannike and Sujyothi. Cauvery is called Ganges of the south and Bhagmandala,‘The Southern Kashi’.
The state government developed the area in the last few years by allocating lot of funds and the tourist flow too has increased considerably over the years. There are 500 steps to climb Brahamagiri hills near the birth place and there are several view points on the way to Talacauvery from Bhagamandala .
Distance between Talacauvery and Bhagamandala is 8 kms and the distance from Bahgamandala the district headquarters Madikeri is around 40kms.
October 17 is a public holiday in Kodagu district on account of Cauvery Sankramana.