Festivals and Celebrations

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 Legends narrate the Kodachadri Mountain ranges as the Sanjeevini Mountain ranges. In the Ramayana epic, in a situation Lakshmana falls unconcious and to revive him Anjaneya lifts and brings the Sanjeevini Mountain. It is said that, when he was moving with speed through the sky a small portion of the mountain had broken and fallen down. The same portion of the mountain is the Kotachandri mountain ranges. It is believed that the mountain is full of medicinal plants, creepers and roots.

 In Kodachandri, we can see Parvatheshwara, Kalabhairava, and Parvathi Devi Temples and also Ganapathi Cave. On this entrance the troll Mookasura had sat for Meditation. Pleased by his consistent meditation Lord Brahma appeared before him. He sprinkled water from his Vessel “kamadala” onto the face of the monster, to wake him up from his meditation. Then the monster woke up from his deep meditation and drank the entire water from the “Kamandala” of Brahma Deva. While drinking, the excess water flowed down like a rain into the tunnel and sprang up near the Ganapathi Cave. This place is believed to be the source of Sowparnika River. If we climb up from the Ganapathi Cave, we can see the “Sarvanjna Peetha”. It is a sacred place founded by Shree Shankaracharya. Shree Shankaracharya had performed meditation at this place. Even to this day many sages, saints and Rishis are seen praying at this Peetha to attain the accomplishment or “siddhi”. If any person sits here and prays for at least an hour, he can achieve satisfaction and peace of mind.

 On climbing up from the Sarvajna Peetha and proceed through the narrow path for about 200 feet, down the lane,we can see one more sacred place known as Chitramoola. Many sages and saints have attained accomplishment at this place. This is said to be the place where Adi Shakaracharya did meditation. This is the place where the sage Kola did meditation and Lord Shiva was pleased with him and granted him boons. The sereness of this place is the most suitable for Yoga and other religious rituals. Like this the Chitramoola region has played a great role in providing accomplishment and achievements.

 From there when we come down the hill we can see a wide forest which is known as Ambavana. We can see the Bhagavathi temple here. It is believed that during the mid night, renowned sages, ascetics and great musicians are roaming around in this place. They are visible to only to those accomplishers or “siddhi Purushas”. Ambavana is the abode for Bhagavathi Devi and other Goddesses.

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