Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple

Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple

Sigandur chowdeshwari
Sigandur chowdeshwari

Sigandur Chowdeshwari is one of the very holiest and powerful goddesses in Hindus. Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple is the main attraction in Sigandur village. Sigandur is a small village located 35kms from Sagara taluk, Shimoga district Karnataka state.

Devotees from all over the state visit to Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple. It is believed that if prayed honestly one can definitely get a positive result without fail, Goddesses is so powerful that in many cases problems are solved without going to the courts of justice.

Sigandur entrance
Sigandur entrance

Sigandur is surrounded on the three sides by backwaters of Linganamakki dam formed by River Sharavathi. The most lovable experience to reach Sigandur is we need to travel by Launch which carries large vehicles & crosses the Sharavathi backwater.

Sri Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple Glory:

sigandur chowdeshwari
sigandur chowdeshwari

Sigandur Chowdeshwari is a very powerful goddess, there is a number of experiences with this. People with land disputes & who have lost valuable things reach Sigandur for the solution. According to research, it is said that more than 20000 cases have been resolved here.

People who want to safeguard their land from the thieves should get a board from the temple which says “Shri deviya rakshane ide (this means the land is safeguarded by the mother)” and keep this board near the land.

sharavathi backwater
sharavathi backwater

Sigandur- the sacred place has more than 300years of history. It is said that once upon a time a person called Sheshappa went for hunting in Jungles near Sigandur and lost inside the jungles.  When he was resting below a tree, mother came into his dream and asked him to build a temple for her.

He went and told his experience to a Brahmin “Duggajja” in his village.  Both of them finally built a temple and Duggajja became the priest of the temple and Sheshappa became the Managing Trustee.

Annual festival & Ashada pooja at Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple:

during jatra
During jatra

Annual Festival (Jathre) is held on Makara Sankranthi day every year. Devotees from different parts of Karnataka visit Singandur Chowdeshwari Temple during the annual festival.

During Ashada month (June – July) every year, special pooja and worship are held in Sigandur. Thousands of people travel to this place during this pooja resulting in stampede and injuries to devotees is common due to the lack of crowd management.

Places to stay near Sigandur:

As the devotees from all over the state visit Sigandur, Temple itself has the facility to stay. But only a limited number of rooms are available. Excluding there are no hotels to stay in Sigandur. But one can get hotels & lodges in Sagara which is the nearest place to stay near Sigandur.

There are small hotels available to have a cup of tea or coffee.
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If travelling from Shimoga, one needs to reach Sagar. From Sagar, private buses & vehicles are available to Sigandur. If you are coming by your own vehicle, you need to reach one side of the bank in the river Sharavathi. Launch/Ferry is available from this bank to the other bank. The launch service is available till 5 pm only.

After reaching the other side it’s just 10kms to the Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple. Private buses are available from this place. The place where the other side of the river is commonly called as ‘Holebagilu’.


Sigandur Chowdeshwari Temple
Tumari Post,
Sagar Taluk,

Sigandur Chowdeshwari temple contact number: Phone: 08186-245088 (Managing Trustee) , 08186-245114 (Pradhana Archakaru)

Timings: Morning: 4:30 to 7:00 and 9:00 to 2:00

Evening: 4:00 to 7:00 (only darshan – no pooja)

Sigandur Route map:

Bangalore to sigandur distance: 421kms: Bangalore – Tumkur – Tiptur – Arasikere – Kadur – Shimoga – Sagar – Sigandur

Distance to Sigandur from other places of Karnataka:

Sagara- 35kms

Shimoga- 105kms

Mysore: 434kms

Mangalore: 202kms

Davanagere: 132kms

Chitradurga: 188kms

Kollur: 58kms

Hosanagar: 70kms

Shringeri: 200kms

Varadapura: 40kms

Jog falls:61kms

Sirsi: 155kms


Murudehswara: 120kms

Dharmastala: 220kms

Sigandur Nearby places:

Varadapura(Varadahalli) Shridhara Swamy ashrama is just 40kms from Sigandur.

Visiting jog falls would also be a nice experience during monsoon.

Kollur mokkambika temple is also a nearby goddesses Mookambika temple.

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