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List of Sacred Waterbodies Karnataka


Brahma Kund at Kaveri Temple, Talakaveri

Sl. No.Sacred TankTempleLocationDistrictCurrent Status
1AntharagangaNandeeswara templeKolar Kolar The water quality is good, inspite of people using it for bathing and washing clothes.
2Narasimha tirtham, Veera Anjaneyaswami tank and Vittala KulamSri Yoga Narasimhar templeMulbagal Kolar The water at Narasimha tirtham is of good quality. People are only allowed to take a quick dip and not to use soaps. The other two are poorly maintained and the water is unfit for any use.
3Sri Janardana temple tankSri Janardana and Sri Mahalakshmi templesAmbalapadi- The tank is well maintained and the quality of the water was found to be good.
4Dattatreya temple tankDattatreya temple and Dada Hayat DargahBababudan GiriChickmagalurThe tank is well maintained and the water is of good quality.
5Devi KaraiGangadareswara templeHassanHassanThe tank is poorly maintained and is choked with weeds and pollutants.
6Kalyani KulamSri Gomateswara templeSravanabelagolaHassanThe tank is well maintained by the temple authorities. A fence has been put to prevent devotees from entering. The quality of water is good.
7Vasudeva Kalyani Tirtham / DevasarasChennakeshava templeBellurHassanThe tank water is of poor quality and is completely covered with algae.
8Brahma KundKaveri TempleTalakaveriKodaguThe tank is believed to be the point of origin of the Kaveri river. Devotees bathe and perform rituals in the water. The tank is well maintained and the water is found to be good.
9Thirunarayanaswami Kulam, Yoga Narasimhaswami Kulam, Akka Thankai Kulam, Chokkattan Kulam, Bhaswarajan Kulam, Brahmachari KulamNarayanaswami templeMelkoteMandyaAll the tanks are maintained well and are used for bathing, gardening and for breeding fishes.
10Devi KaraiChamundeswari templeChamundi HillsMysoreThe tank is well maintained and the quality of water is good.
11Vaideeswarar temple tankVaideeswarar templeTalakaduMysoreThe tank is in very good condition. River Kaveri flows into this tank. The water is free of pollutants and is even used for drinking.
12Ambu Tirtham Rameswara templeAmbutirthamShimogaThe tank is well maintained. The water is free of pollutants and is of good quality.
13Madhwa TirthamSri Krishna TempleUdupiUdupiThe tank is well maintained and devotees are allowed to take bath in the water. The temple authorities have installed water-cleansing equipments.
14Mahalingeshwara temple tankMahalingeshwara templeKotaUdupiThe tank is not well maintained. The water is polluted with detergents used during washing clothes.
15PadmasarovarMahishamardhini Temple UdipiUdupiMaintenance and water quality was found to be average.
16Skanda PushkariniSri Vadapanda Balarama templeMalpeUdupiThe tank is being maintained well.
17Surya Pushkarini, and Chandra PushkariniSri Vinayaka and Sri Mahalingeshwara templeKumbakshiUdupiThe tanks are properly maintained and water is found to be of good quality.
18Koti Tirtham and Rama TirthamMahabaleshwar templeGokarnaUttara KannadaBoth the tanks are not very well maintained. The water quality is only average.

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