Kodachadri- A Vibrant Peak of Karnataka

Kodachadri is a mountain peak in the dense Western Ghats region of Karnataka State. Its an awesome mountain peak, located 21 km away from the famous Kollur Mookambika temple, at an altitude of 1,343 metres above sea level. The peak is so special and is often termed as ‘Sarvajna Peetam of South’. Its known that Adiguru Sage Shankaracharya has formed four Peetams (religious institutions to protect and propogate dharma), in four sides of India; Of these, Saraswati peetam in Kashmir is called ‘Sarvajna Peetam’. Sage Shankaracharya is said to have performed jap on Kodachadri, after which, Moogambika Amman (Goddess Saraswati) was said to have appeared before him, and the Goddess was further installed in the form of idol at a place below this mountain peak, as moola shakti. There is also an iron pillar in front of the idol, which, notably, has not gone rusted even after decades of exposure to climatic conditions.

In a year, Kodachadri peak will have rainy season for almost eight months. The trek way to Kodachadri is so exciting and adventurous too, and has to be experienced at least once in lifetime.

Shankarcharya Temple, Kodachadri.



Author: Punyakshetram

Interested in covering pilgrimage-centric stories and interesting facts about various Hindu temples across the world.

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