Padi Igguthappa Temple, an important place of worship in the region, is dedicated to the Hindu deity Lord Igguthappa. Ideally one of the holiest destinations in Coorg, is respected and revered by locals and tourists alike. Situated in the small town of Virajpet in the Kodagu region of the state of Karnataka, this temple personifies divinity and serenity. The presiding deity of the temple is also referred as Subramanya, and this temple was built in his owner by King Lingarajendra, way back in the year 1810. Soon after its construction, this temple was visited by devotees from far and wide and is now a popular religious site.
In the year 1835, the construction of the temple was taken over by Dewan Apparanda Bopu who replaced the temple’s thatched roof with tiles and gave it a more contemporary look. Tourists visiting the exquisite complex of this temple can now savor ornate silver work on the entrance of the Padi Igguthappa Temple—which was recently added in the year 2008.The word ‘Igguthappa’ is derived from the words ‘iggu’ and ‘thappa’ which mean grain and giver respectively. People from all walks of life, come to this temple in the month of March when an annual festival is held in the sprawling complex of this temple. Tulabhara ritual is the most important highlight of this festive occasion, wherein devotees weigh themselves with sugar, grains, coconuts, rice and other food—which is then offered to deity as amark of devotion and thanksgiving.
|Timings||All days of the week except Sunday 5:30 AM - 2:00 PM 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM|
|Entry Fee||No Entry Fee |
|Visit Duration||Around 2 hours|