Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple Karnataka
About Shri Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple
The Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple is a unique temple and the powerful Goddess is self manifest. Sigandur kshethra is near to Thumari, 42 KM from sagar town. Mother choudeshwari is called as “Sigandureshwari”.
Idol of mother sigandureshwari is very old but it found in bank of holy sharavathi river 300 years ago. She bestows peace of mind/prosperity upon devotees by listens to their humble prayers.
This place sigandur has around 300 years of history. It has been said that once upon a time a person called Sheshappa went for hunting in Jungles near Sigandur and lost inside the jungles. When he was resting below a tree, mother sigandureshwari came into his dream and asked him to build a temple for her. He went and told his experience to a Brahmin “Duggajja” in his village. Both of them finally built a temple and Duggajja became the priest of the temple and Sheshappa became the Managing Trustee.
People who lost their valuable things or who are facing property disputes reaches Sigandur for solution. It has also evident that many of financial and personal issues are being resolving here. It has been believing that the name board from temple with a noticing message “Shri deviya rakshane ide (this means the land is safeguarded by the mother)” which had glued or stuck in front of their disputed land to solves their issue.
There is some functionality of this temple is that to reach there one has to go through the launch where vehicles and people are also carried out there and later on have to catch bus to reach to the temple.
There are two ferry which carry vehicles as well as people from one end of shore to other. It takes around 1 hour 15minutes to reach Sigandur from Sagar from local busses. It is said that Sri Veerabhadra in this Bhootada katte is taking care of Sigandur.
By Bus: Reach Sagar (Shimoga district, Karnataka). From Sagar take a bus to Sigandur. There are direct bus facilities from Sagar, Shimoga & Bhatkal to Sigandur. Since the number of busses is less, it is good to come in private vehicles.
By Road: Sigandur is located in the other side of backwater of river Sharavathi (before Jog falls). To reach Sigandur people have to come to the Taluk headquarters, Sagar. From Sagar, private vehicles or private buses are available to Sigandur. There is no bridge to cross the back water. Cross the back water using Launch. All vehicles in this way should use launch, back water is about 2 K.M wide. The Launch service is available up to 5.00 PM only. The other side of the river is a small village called Kalasavalli. Sigandur is just 10 Km from this place. The peoples who comes from kolluru, Nagodi Ghat, Thumari way reaches sigandur. There is no back water and from kollur to sigandur is around 45 K.M away.
Launch Timings from Sigandur to Sagara
- Morning 8-00, 9-15, 10-15, 11-30
- Afternoon 1-30, 2-45
- Evening 4-00, 4-40, 5-30
Accomodation is available only at temple premises for limited number of persons only. Since food is not provided by the temple and there are no private hotels, it is recommended that you may need to carry food.
- Jog Falls
- Lion and tiger Safari
Shri chowdeshwari devi has strength to proceed the fear of thiefs. The devotees who carry on benedicts will live happily without any fear of thiefs. If their any thieft taken place in the home of these devotees devi punished them.
Other than Sigandur kshethra no other kshethra has this speciality. Protection from thiefs not only to themselves but also to their gardens, land, buildings, things etc… by putting the board “Shri Deviya Rakshane Ide”. By unknowingly if the thief stolen something from the place where the board is kept thief will definetly face several problems & kep back the things in the same place, is the trust of peoples.
Daily Pooje Timings
Morning : 3.30 to 7.00
Morning : 8.00 to 2.30
Evening : 5.30 to 7.30
Amavasye – Hunnime Pooje Timings
Morning : 3 to 5 am
Again : 7.30 to 2.30 pm only
there is no evening pooje.
Annual Festival at Sigandur:
Annaual Festival (Jathre) is held on Makara Sankranthi day every year. Devotees from different parts of Karnataka visit Singandur Chowdeshwari Temple during the annual festival.