River Varada originates from this place and hence the name Varadamoola. It is situated in the Western Ghats of Karnataka 6 Kms from Sagara, Shimoga district. Varadamoola is remote and is picturesque. The place is also called as Theertha grama (holy water village). Many temples are situated in this place along with two Kalyani / holy water tank from where the Varada River bubbles out.
The river flows through the Western Ghats and enters Banavasi, Haveri and Bellary districts of Karnataka and joins the main river Tungabhadra at Galaganath. The river is a major source of drinking water for the people living on the banks and dams have been constructed along the river’s course to provide water for irrigation and domestic purposes during the summer months.
Picture – Varadadevi
The Varadadevi temple and Sooryanaraya temple along with other shrines are situated in this tiny adorable hamlet.
Wild plants and beautiful colored flowers create a natural landscape.
Nearby interesting places are Ikkeri, Keladi, Jog Falls, Varadahalli, Gudavi Bird Sanctuary.
Type of place: Birth place of river Varada
Situated: Sagar Taluk, Shimoga District, Karnataka
Distance: 6 Kms from Sagar town
Transport: Buses ply from Sagar town, well connected by road
Please post more information on “Lord Dattatreya” if u can get the same or have any idea.. Like the stotras n their meanings.. I feel it is more important to pray Dattatreya as he is a combination of Lord brahma, vishnu and shiva and there could be less differences between smarthas, madhwas and iyengars if all prays him.. 🙂
Isn’t it true..?
Yes Lord Dattatreya is really powerful. There are many books available on Dattatreya along with shlokas and their meanings. Please check in book stores for the same.
Hi Adithi you told there is no much difference when we pray “Lord Dattatreya” i also agree with this all God’s are same it’s a super power that’s it in my view what is your opinion tell me
Interesting conversation….hope Adithi replies to you soon Swastik.
In the town of Sagara, what is the main vaishnava deity?
I know that the people of Sagara are ardent devotees of Sri Sridhara Swamiji and Durga. There is a temple in Ikkeri dedicated to Aghoreshwara and a temple dedicated to Rameshwara in Keledi. I am not aware of any other temple in Sagara. Please let me know if you come across this information.
Thanks for the info.
You are welcome Bhagavan. keep visiting. Please see: http://www.itslife.in/travel/varadahalli
Kalasi Temple is also their Its also more than 700 years old
hosagunda Uma Maheswara temple
I am from Belavigi village(Haveri district)
the river of Varada is also flowing in my village.
i dont know the Varadamoola.
now i know from yours article
Thank you for the Beautiful Information.
I am glad you found this article helpful. Thanks for the feedback.
Can i get the contact details of the priest or any person from the place?
I am sorry, I do not have the details.