Chunchanakatte Temple – Kodanda Rama Temple in Karnataka





Kodanda Rama Temple is dedicated to Bhagavan Sri Rama and is located at Chunchanakatte Village near KR Nagara in Mysore. The temple is around 55 km from Mysore. Legend has it that Bhagavan Sri Ram during his exile period in the Ramayana stayed in home of a tribal couple, Chuncha and Chunchi, on the banks of Kaveri River.

A story associated with temple gives information regarding the Chunchanakatte waterfalls near the temple. It is said that Mata Sita wanted to take bath and Lakshman on the advice of Sri Ram fired an arrow into a rock. Three streams appeared from the rock – these are now known as Chunchanakatte falls. The three streams had different color – one in the color of turmeric, the other as oil and the third one as a shikakai (used to wash hair in India). The three different colors can be still seen near the temple. The place where Lakshman fired his arrow came to be known as Dhanushkoti.

The waterfall near the Chunchanakatte Temple cascades from the height of about 20 meters and runs in full swing.

The significance of the place is that the sound of the waterfalls is not inside the sanctum sanctorum of the Kodanda Rama Temple.

The temple has murtis of Sri Ram, Mata Sita and Lakshman.


Chunchanakatte Temple Opening and Closing Time:
6:00 AM to 12:30 PM
6:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Nearest Bus Stop:
Chunchanakatte village bus stop is at a walk able distance from the temple. The nearest important places are Saligrama (6 KM), KR Nagara (18 KM), Hunsur and Konanur (25 KM)

Nearest Railway Station:
KR Nagara and Mysore

Contact Address:
Shree Kodandarama Temple,
Chunchanakatte,
K.R Nagara Taluk,
Mysore District.
Pin - 571617