An exquisite view of the 'Sangama' makes the place exotic, with the 12th century Rameshwara Temple adding to its culture-rich natural beauty. There is also a popular Sri Chintamani Narasimha Swamy Temple beside the Sangameshwara temple. It is believed to be installed and worshipped by Sri Prahlada. The rivers are worshipped and considered to be sacred.
Koodli (Kudli) is 16 km from Shivamogga, a place where rivers Tunga and Bhadra embrace and flow together from here, hence the name Koodli (Kudli). A small temple with Nandi denotes the exact point where the two rivers meet, and is considered to be very sacred.
ಶಿವಮೊಗ್ಗ ಜಿಲ್ಲೆಯು ನದಿಗಳಿಗೆ ಹೆಸರುವಾಸಿಯಾಗಿದೆ. ತುಂಗಾ, ಭದ್ರಾ, ಶರಾವತಿಗಳೆಂಬ ಮುಖ್ಯ ನದಿಗಳು ಹಾಗೂ ವರದಾ ಮತ್ತು ಕುಮದ್ವತಿ ಎಂಬ ಉಪನದಿಗಳು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಹರಿದು ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಜನರಿಗೆ ಆಸರೆಯಾಗಿವೆ. ಆದರೆ ತುಂಗೆ ಮತ್ತು ಭದ್ರೆ ಎಂಬ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ನದಿಗಳು ಪಶ್ಚಿಮ ಘಟ್ಟದ ಸನಿಹದಲ್ಲಿ ಹುಟ್ಟಿ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ದೂರ ಸಮಾನಾಂತರವಾಗಿ ಹರಿದು ಒಂದು ಪುಣ್ಯ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿ ಒಂದಾಗಿ ಸೇರುತ್ತವೆ. ಆ ಪುಣ್ಯ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರವೇ “ಕೂಡಲಿ ಕ್ಷೇತ್ರ”.
ಯುಗಾದಿ ಹಬ್ಬ ಮಾರನೇ ದಿನ ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ತುಂಗಾ ಭದ್ರಾ ನದಿಗಳ ಸಂಗಮದ ತುದಿಯಲ್ಲೇ ಇರುವ ಸಂಗಮೇಶ್ವರನ ಜಾತ್ರೆ ಬಹಳ ಅದ್ಧೂರಿಯಿಂದ ನೆರವೇರುತ್ತದೆ. ವಿಜಯ ದಶಮಿಯಂದು ಇಲ್ಲಿನ ಶ್ರೀ ಮಜ್ಜಗದ್ಗುರು ಶಂಕರರ ಶೃಂಗೇರಿ ಮಠದಲ್ಲಿ ಮಾತೆ ಶ್ರೀ ಶಾರದಾಂಬೆಯ ರಥೋತ್ಸವ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಅಲ್ಲದೆ ಕಾರ್ತಿಕ ಶುದ್ಧ ಹುಣ್ಣಿಮೆಯಂದು ಶ್ರೀ ನರಸಿಂಗ ದೇವರ ರಥೋತ್ಸವ ನಡೆಯುತ್ತದೆ. ಇದರ ಇನ್ನೊಂದು ವಿಶೇಷವೆಂದರೆ ಹಿಂದೂ ಮತ್ತು ಮುಸಲ್ಮಾನರು ಇಲ್ಲಿ ಸಹಬಾಳ್ವೆಯ ಜೀವನ ನಡೆಸುತ್ತಿರುವುದಾಗಿದೆ. ಇದೂ ಕೂಡ ಕೂಡಲಿ ಎಂಬ ಹೆಸರಿಗೆ ನಿಜ ಅರ್ಥ ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಮಳೆಗಾಲದಲ್ಲಿ ಈ ಎರಡೂ ನದಿಗಳು ತುಂಬಿ ಹರಿದಾಗ ಇದರ ಪಾತ್ರದಲ್ಲಿನ ನೀರು ನಮಗೆ ಸಮುದ್ರವನ್ನು ಕಾಣುವಂತಹ ದೃಶ್ಯವನ್ನು ನೀಡುತ್ತದೆ. ಆನಂತರ ಅದು ತುಂಗಭದ್ರಾ ಎಂಬ ಹೆಸರಿನೊಂದಿಗೆ ಒಂದೇ ನದಿಯಾಗಿ ಹರಿಯುತ್ತದೆ.
The place has a historic value, with temples of near Hoysala time. There are shasanas carved near the temples that indicate the era when they were built. The exact dates are disputed, but the sculptures date back to age-old Indian culture and look exotic. There are various temples - small and large ones built by the rulers who ruled this place in the age-old era.
There are two mutts (schools) in Koodli (Kudli). One is Shankara mutt (Advaita Philosophy) & the other being Akshobhya Thirtha Mutt (Dvaita Philosophy).
There is very old Indian style school of learning for Shankara philosophy, called the Koodli (Kudli) mutt. This has a long history: Once upon a time in the 15th or 16th century, the chief Swamy of Shringeri had been on a teerthayaatre, probably to Kashi. He did not return for a long time, which caused the deputy chief to take up the chief's position. But the chief was alive and did return to Sringeri after a few days. But he, of course, could not go into the mutt where his own pupil was the chief, so he left Sringeri and started his own mutt at the sangama of Tunga and Bhadra, Koodli (Kudli) and this came to be known as Koodli (Kudli) Sringeri Mutt. Now at the beginning of the 1900s, a new swami took the position of the chief Swamy here. He was formerly the teacher of his highness Krishnaraja Wodeyar the 4th, Maharaja of Mysore. This brought good times to this mutt again. Between the original founder and this person, a few talented persons had been chiefs here which made this place keep up the standards. After independence, one particular person was very talented and influential and made the mutt a noted place again.
Koodli (Kudli) Arya Akshobhya Thirtha Mutt
The Mutt was established by Sri Akshobhya Thirtha (a prominent disciple of SriMadhvacharya) around the 13th or 14th century. The mutt has a rich tradition and is famed for its knowledge of Sanskrit & Madhvacharya's philosophy. There have been three peetadhipathis till date. The current peetadhipathi is H.H. Sri Raghuvijaya Thirta.
A cultural place with rich heritage and temples around. It has a noted Smartha monastery stated to have been founded in the 16th century by Jagadguru Narasimha Bharathi Swamigalu of Sringeri. Within the premises of the matha, there are shrines of Sharadamba and Shankaracharya. Outside, there are two temples of Hoysala times dedicated to Rameshwara and Narasimha. Koodali is also known as Varanasi of the south. It is home to Rushyashrama, Brahmeshwara, Narasimha and Rameshwara temples. The 600-year-old mutt of Shankaracharya still stands with inscriptions of Hoysala and Okkeri kings.
October to May
The place is situated about 16 km away from Shivamogga town and is accessible by road. The nearest village is Holehonnur which is around 2 km from here.
ತಾಲ್ಲೂಕು ಕೇಂದ್ರದಿಂದ: ೧೬ ಕಿ.ಮೀ
ಜಿಲ್ಲಾ ಕೇಂದ್ರದಿಂದ: ೧೬ ಕಿ.ಮೀ
Koodli (Kudli) is well connected by road network.
From Shivamogga: Buses available any time. Buses plying towards Chitradurga, Channagiri passes via Holehonnur. Getdown at Koodli (Kudli) entrance and walk 2kms inside or get down at Holehonnur and catch the Auto to Koodli (Kudli). Travel time from Shimoga to Koodli (Kudli) is 30min to 45mins.
From Bhadravathi: Buses available to Hole honnur 14kms and from there get an Auto to Koodli (Kudli) which is 3kms from there. Travel time from Bhadravathi to Koodli (Kudli) is 30min to 45mins.
Nearest Railway station Shivamogga
The airport is getting constructed in Shivamogga. The nearest airport is located at Mangalore
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Shri Lakshmi Narasimha Swamy Temple: 21 Km
Tyavarekoppa Lion and Tiger Safari: 27 Km
Sakrebylu Elephant Camp: 31 Km
Gajanur Dam: 33 Km
Shettinali Wildlife Sanctuary: 50 Km
Anjanapura Dam: 55 Km