Cauvery Theerthodbhava to be celebrated as per tradition on Oct. 17: Minister
News

Cauvery Theerthodbhava to be celebrated as per tradition on Oct. 17: Minister

October 4, 2020
  • COVID test must for those attending the event 
  • Devotees cannot take Holy dip in Talacauvery pond

Madikeri: Kodagu District Minister V. Somanna has instructed officials to celebrate Cauvery Theerthodbhava at Talacauvery on Oct.17 in a traditional manner, giving no scope for any lapses. 

Presiding over a meeting on the preparations being made for Theerthodbhava at the ZP Hall here yesterday, Somanna said that the officials must ensure  maintenance of COVID-19 precautionary and safety measures during the event and see to it that there are no lapses in the conduct of rituals.

Noting that Legislators must come forward for developing Talacauvery shrine, he said those attending the event must undergo COVID test.

On the occasion, Minister Somanna handed over a cheque for Rs. 1 crore to Kodagu Deputy Commissioner (DC) Annies Kanmani Joy for Thalacauvery development which was promised by Revenue Minister R. Ashoka and Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) Mayor Goutham Kumar when they took part in the Cauvery Theerthodbhava event last year.

Talacauvery-Bhagamandala Temple Committee President B.S. Thammaiah, explaining the decisions taken by the Committee, said that due to COVID-19, the devotees will not be allowed to take bath in the pond at Talacauvery this year. Instead, Holy water collected after Theerthodbhava will be sprinkled on the devotees, he pointed out. 

He further said that devotees can take bath in Triveni Sangama in Bhagamandala as it is flowing water. There will be no permission for mass feeding and taking holy water in tractor-tankers will also be not allowed this year, he added.

READ ALSO  Rehab on a slippery slope in Kodagu

Madikeri MLA Appachu Ranjan said it is mandatory for devotees attending the event to have COVID test report.

Theerthodbhava at 7.03 am

Theerthodbhava will occur at 7.03 am on Oct.17 in the auspicious Kanya Lagna. As a prelude to the event, the customary rituals began this morning with the performance of ‘Aagna Muhurat’ at 10.33 am in the auspicious Vrishchika Lagna.

On Oct.14, the Holy ‘Akshaya Paatre’ will be placed in the auspicious Dhanur Lagna at 11.45 am, following which Offering Boxes will be kept in Meena Lagna at 5.15 pm the same day.

ABOUT

Mysuru’s favorite and largest circulated English evening daily has kept the citizens of Mysuru informed and entertained since 1978. Over the past 41 years, Star of Mysore has been the newspaper that Mysureans reach for every evening to know about the happenings in Mysuru city. The newspaper has feature rich articles and dedicated pages targeted at readers across the demographic spectrum of Mysuru city. With a readership of over 2,50,000 Star of Mysore has been the best connection between it’s readers and their leaders; between advertisers and customers; between Mysuru and Mysureans.

CONTACT

Academy News Papers Private Limited, Publishers, Star of Mysore & Mysuru Mithra, 15-C, Industrial ‘A’ Layout, Bannimantap, Mysuru-570015. Phone no. – 0821 249 6520

To advertise on Star of Mysore, email us at

Online Edition: [email protected]
Print Editon: [email protected]
For News/Press Release: [email protected]