Sri Vaidyanatheshwara temple

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Overview

Talakad  is a town on the left bank of the Kaveri river at a spot where the river makes a sharp bend. It is 45 km from Mysore and 140 km from Bangalore in Karnataka, This temple is at around 5-6 kms from the Bangalore - Maddur highway.
We paused to give our feet a bit of rest and heard the story of Tala and Kada, the two hunters, after whom my guide says, this town in named. One more story, this time, it fuses a bit of religion as well. A sage, Somadatta and his disciples were killed by wild elephants when they were doing their penance. They were said to be reborn as elephants in the same forest. Two hunters, Tala and Kada watched the ritual of the elephants offering prayers to a silk cotton tree. And out of curiosity, axed the tree down, only to find it bleeding. A voice then instructed them to heal the wound with the leaves and the blood miraculously turned milk which immortalized the hunters and the elephants as well. A temple later was built here around the tree, and the place became known as Talakadu.
 

Location

Country
India
State
Karnataka
City
Bangalore
Location
Padmanabhnagar
Address
Sri Vaidyanatheshwara temple Padmanabhanagar, Bengaluru, Maddur District, Karnataka. Pin- 560070
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Nearest Bus Terminal
Padmanabhanagar
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Bengaluru International Airport
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latitude : 13.197899820 longitude :77.706298830
Corporation : Bangalore
GPS Code : VOBL
Visiting Hours
Morning 8:30 to 1:30Evening 4:30 to 8:30

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