Tula Sankaramana Kodagu
Tula Sankramana Kodagu is a religious festival celebrated in Coorg or Kodagu district of Karnataka. : This festival is celebrated in the month of October every year. People of Coorg wait the whole year for this festival to come.
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As it is the belief of the people here, Goddess Cauvery appears on this day. It can be seen in the sudden rush of water in the small tank here , people consider this as darshan of the Goddess.
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This event is known as Theerthodbhava On Tula Sankramana people of Coorg district throng the particular area and bathe in the auspicious waters of the tank. They also carry the holy water in
bottles.Whole Coorg district is filled with festivities and enthusiasm on this day. The Tula Sankramana Kodagu in Karnataka is celebrated in the first day of Kodava month of Toleyar. It is celebrated as the birthday of Cauvery. It is celebrated on 17th October every year. There is a belief that Devakanta got a dream of Parvati where she asked Devakanta to bring the family members of her father in Balamuri and wait till she arrives there.
The family members of Chandravarma took bath in the holy waters of river Cauvery and they were purified. There is a belief that Goddess Cauvery came as a sudden upsurge of water in the small tank to provide sight of her presence to the devotees who has gathered there.There is a congregation of thousands of devotees from across the state at Kodagu who come to watch the holy event and enjoy. They take holy baths in the river water and also carry water back home.
The Tula Sankramana, Karnataka is held in the middle of the month of October every year. People wait the whole year for this religious festival.
The whole district of Coorg changes into colorful festivals in Karnataka has a rich culture and heritage of its own.
There are rich display of fairs and festivals in Karnataka throughout the year.
One of the widely celebrated religious festivals in Karnataka is Tula Sankramana. This is celebrated on a huge scale in the Coorg district. River Cauvery is the lifeline of South India. Like the Ganges this river too is integrally associated with the culture of Karnataka. The reference of this river is found in the ancient holy scripts and mythological texts. River Cauvery is considered sacred by the people, as it is their source of sustenance. Hence this river is worshiped by the local people. Tula Sankramana, celebrated in Coorg, is one such festival. Tula Sankramana, Karnataka usually takes place in the month of October.
On this day the people gather at the origin of the river and wait for the miracle to occur. According to popular belief Goddess Cauvery emerges out of the dry spring on a particular day at a specific time. It is widely believed that Devkanta was instructed by the Goddess to the family members of her father and waits for her in Balamuri. The family members of Chandravarma bathed in this water and were cleansed. Following this old tradition devotees come here to take a dip in the river. At this time of the year the city is resplendent with lights and colors.
Many of these festivals are exclusive to the state and displays the exuberance of the people.