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Sangama - Mekedaatu - River swimming - Bengaluru Weekend Destination


In this post , we share our team visit to Mekedaatu Sangama , about 95 kms from Bangalore.

Highlights of this Spot
  • Rivers Kaveri & Arkavathi join at this point forming Sangama 
  • River about 100 to 150 mts wide with shallow water
  • Surrounded by lush green hills 
  • Sangameshwara temple near Sangama point


Mekedaatu Sangama point - Cauvery Arkavathi rivers

It was a Sunday sunny morning when our team left to this spot. We drove through kanakapura - Bangalore highway and took the diversion to Sangama highway. Initially roads were narrow , later passing through 3 - 4 kms, it was a pleasure to drive with cool breeze from green trees on both sides. Passing through villages , farmers cultivating silk - it was a nice experience . 

First we visited the isolated Shivanankareshwara temple about 8 kms inside the forest area from this spot and then traversed back to this Spot.

Coracles near Sangama entrance
We had to park our vehicles about 100 mts away from this spot. Greeted with petty shops on both side of the road - selling grilled fish , snacks , buttermilk , churmuri etc were few attractions. 


Sangama - River Hill view
The shallow waters were welcoming us to take a cool dip on this hot summer day. The spot is safe for enjoying swimming , being patrolled . However there were hoardings put to be careful to not enter into isolated / unsafe areas where water swirls may be observed. There are ropes tied at the Kaveri rock face where one may enjoy the tides. Our team enjoyed playing games and swimming at this spot. The sweet water of Kaveri & arkavathi filled our dry thirst. 


Sangama - river banks


Sri Sangameshwara temple , Sangama

Sangameshwara temple at the corner of river bank had idol of Shiva linga consecrated. However this seemed to attract less visitors. Temple was closed by the time we reached back . However we could get a glimpse of idol from temple door

There were 1 or 2 lodges and restaurant serving delicious food. Do not miss out the fresh river fish grill. One may even plan a night stay at this spot , enjoy the night chill with camp fires.


Sangama - Kanakapura road


Overall an awesome weekend river adventure spot just at 2 hours journey from Bangalore. Do visit with your family , friends and share your experience. 




Chunchi waterfalls - Bengaluru Weekend destination

In this post , we share our team visit experience to Chunchi falls near Kanakapura , about 80 kms from Bangalore.

Highlights of this Spot
  • The water fall is formed by river Arkavathi flowing from top of a hillock ranging 70 to 80 feet 
  • Surrounded by arkavarthy river rock faces
  • River water joins at Sangama point along with Cauvery which is about 10 kms from this spot.

Chunchi falls - View from rock top

Chunchi falls - surrounding view
Our team took the 6km deviation on the Kanakapura-Sangama highway to reach this spot . This passes through narrow roads inside 2-3 villages . We noticed , feeding silk worms & silk extraction was common in many village houses.  The last 1 km was bit tiresome with bumpy roads , however well directed.

Chunchi falls - rockface surrounding view

On reaching the spot , we had to pay Rs.30 for the parking fee. We were greeted by hawkers selling juice , cold water , bhel puri , cucumber , fruits , snack items etc . Water falls is exactly 1 km from this spot and has to be reached only by walk trekking. The path was quite bumpy with small rocks giving us a real trekking experience. 

Chunchi falls - Trek path

After covering 3/4th distance , we noticed a rock on which a iron viewing tower was consecrated. The view from this spot is awesome. However to get a perfect view of the water falls one has to descend further. It is recommended not to try swimming in the river as the forces may be strong and sometimes even deeper. Special notices were put all along . Senior citizens may find it very difficult to pass through this 1 km journey.

Chunchi falls - view tower


Chunchi falls - Panoramic View
Best time to visit this spot would be early in the morning or in evening to enjoy the cool breeze floating around. Open for visitors till 6 PM . A must visit weekend spot - do visit with your family and friends - share your experience.

Sri Shivanankareshwara swamy temple , Sangama - Weekend Spot near Bengaluru


In this post , we share our team's recent visit experience to Sri Shivanankareshwara swamy temple near Sangama , Kanakapura about 80 km from Bengaluru.

About this temple 

  • Although the temple sanctum is renovated , main idols are believed to be of 900 years ago
  • Deity worshiped is Shiva linga in the form of "Shivanankareshwara swamy"
  • Other idol include Veerabhadreshwara
  • Situated at around 4km from Sangama inside the Mugguru forest area






On Kanakapura - Sangama highway , just before Sangama - we took a left diversion , drove through 4km to reach this spot. Although initial first 1 km path passing through arkavathi river bridge was good with tar roads , remaining path was quite tiring with mud roads inside the Mugguru forest area. There are no shops / restaurants on this path , we recommend those visiting this spot to carry sufficient food supplies. Devotees in surrounding area use Auto-rickshaws , matadors for pickup & drop at this spot.



Temple houses a mantap where villagers utilize for programs like marriage etc . Ratha (chariot)  festival is held every year during the occasion of Village festival.  Has a vadike / stage where devotional programs are conducted. In front of the temple is a Dwaja stamba , a fire-walking bed.






Temple is open between 7 AM to 12 PM and extended till 1 PM on weekends. Overall a nice weekend spot to visit with family and friends and enjoy the long ride.

Truth & Realization about God - Mukunda Murari Kannada lyrics

One of the best songs composed and sung in kannada industry from Movie "Mukunda Muraari"- leaving a beautiful message about the truth & realization of God . Hats off to both composer & singer. We are sharing the lyrics here to spread the message -

Listen / Download this beautiful song here

ನೀನೆ  ರಾಮ , ನೀನೆ  ಶಾಮ
ನೀನೆ  ಅಲ್ಲಾ , ನೀನೆ  ಯೇಸು
ನೀನೆ  ಕರ್ಮಾ , ನೀನೆ  ಧರ್ಮ
ನೀನೆ  ಮರ್ಮ , ನೀನೆ  ಪ್ರೇಮ

ನಿಮ್ಮ  ಜೀವದ  ಮಾಲೀಕ  ನಾನು ,
ನಿಮ್ಮ  ಪಾಲಿನ  ಸೇವಕ  ನಾನು ,
ನನಗೇನು  ಹೆಸರಿಲ್ಲ  ಹೆಸರಲ್ಲಿ  ನಾನಿಲ್ಲ ,
ಕಣಕಣ ಕಣದೊಳಗೆ ಕುಳಿತಿರುವೆ -

ಮುಕುಂದ  ಮುರಾರಿ

ಗುಡಿಯ  ಕಟ್ಟಿದ ಬಡವನೆದೆಯ ಗುಡಿಯಲಿರುವೆ  ನಾನು ,
ಬೆಳೆಯ  ನಡುವೆ  ರೈತ  ಬಸಿದ  ಬೆವರಳಿರುವೆ  ನಾನು .
ಕೆಲಸ  ನಿನದೆ  ಫಲವು ನಿನದೆ  ಛಲದ  ವೊಡೆಯ  ನೀನು ,
ಇದನು  ಮರೆತು  ನನಗೆ  ನಮಿಸಿ  ಶ್ರಮವ  ಪಡುವೆ  ನೀನು.
ಬಿಡು  ಮತಗಳ ಜಗಳ , ಇದೆ  ಕೆಲಸವು ಬಹಳ
ನನ್ನ  ಒಲಿಸಲು  ಮರುಳ , ಇರೋ  ಮಾರ್ಗವು  ಸರಳ
ನನ್ನ  ಸೇರಲು  ದಾರಿಯು  ನೂರು ,
ಅದಕೇತಕೆ  ಈ  ತಕರಾರು ,
ಅಣುಅಣು  ಅಣುಒಳಗೆ  ಕುಳಿತಿರುವೆ .

ಮುಕುಂದ  ಮುರಾರಿ

ಯುಗದ ಯುಗದ ಮೃಗದ  ಕಗದ ಉಸಿರಲಿರುವೆ  ನಾನು ,
ಕಡಲ  ಅಲೆಯ  ಮಳೆಯ  ಹನಿಯ  ಪರಮ  ಅಣುವೆ ನಾನು .
ಹೊಸದು ಹೊಸದು  ಹೆಸರ  ಹೊಸೆದು ಕರೆವೆ  ನನ್ನ  ನೀನು ,
ನನಗು  ನಿನಗು  ನಡುವೆ  ನೀನೆ  ಗೋಡೆ  ಕಟ್ಟಿದವನು ,
ನಾ  ಇರುವೆ  ಒಳಗೆ , ನೀ  ಹುಡುಕಿದೆ  ಹೊರಗೆ
ಬಿಚ್ಚು  ಮಧದ ಉಡುಗೆ  , ನಡೆ  ಬೆಳಕಿನ  ಕಡೆಗೆ

ನಿಮ್ಮ  ಜೀವದ  ಮಾಲೀಕ  ನಾನು ,
ನಿಮ್ಮ  ಪಾಲಿನ  ಸೇವಕ  ನಾನು ,
ಕಣಕಣ ಕಣದೊಳಗೆ ನಾನಿರುವೆ ,
ಮುಕುಂದ  ಮುರಾರಿ

ನೀನೆ  ರಾಮ  ,ನೀನೆ  ಶಾಮ
ನೀನೆ  ಅಲ್ಲಾ  , ನೀನೆ  ಎಲ್ಲಾ !


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Neene Raama Neene Shaama
Neene Allah Neene Yesu
Neene Karma Neene Dharma
Neene Marma Neene Preema

Nimma Jeevada Maalika Naanu
Nimma Paalina Sevaka Naanu
Nanagenu Hesarilla Hesaralli Naanilla
Kanakana Kanadolage Kulithiruve

Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari

Neene Rama Nine Shama
Neene Allah Nine Yesu

Gudiya Kattida Badavanedeya Gudiyaliruve Naanu
Beleya Naduve Raitha Basida Bevaraliruve Naanu
Kelasa Ninade Palavu Ninade Chalada Vodeya Neenu
Idanu Marethu Nanage Namisi Shramava Paduve Neenu
Bidu Mathagala Jagala Idhe Kelasavu Bahala
Nanna Olisalu Marula Iro Maargavu Sarala
Nanna Seralu Daariyu Nooru
Adakethake Ee Thakaraaru
Anuanu Anuolage Kulithiruve

Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari

Yugadha Yugadha Mrugadha Kagadha Usiraliruve Naanu
Kadala Aleya Maleya Haniya Parama Anuve Naanu
Hosadhu Hosadhu Hesara Hosedhu Kareve Nanna Neenu
Nanagu Ninagu Naduve Neene Gode Kattidavanu
Naa Iruve Olage Nee Hudukide Horage
Bicchu Madhada Uduge Nade Belakina Kadege

Nimma Jeevada Maalika Naanu
Nimma Paalina Sevaka Naanu
Kanakana Kanadolage Naaniruve

Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari
Mukunda Murari

Neene Raama Neene Shaama
Neene Allah Neene Ella

Happy 61st Kannada Rajyothsava , ’೬೧’ ನೆ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು

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ನಮ್ಮ ಕನ್ನಡ ನಾಡಿನ ’೬೧’ ನೆ ರಾಜ್ಯೋತ್ಸವ ಶುಭಾಶಯಗಳು .

Happy 61st Kannada Rajyothsava .  

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ನಾಡಗೀತೆಯೊಂದಿಗೆ ನಮನ -

"ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಜಯ ಸುಂದರ ನದಿ ವನಗಳ ನಾಡೇ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ರಸಋಷಿಗಳ ಬೀಡೆ!

ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಭೂದೇವಿಯ ಮಕುಟದ ನವಮಣಿಯೆ,
ಗಂಧದ ಚಂದದ ಹೊನ್ನಿನ ಗಣಿಯೆ;
ರಾಘವ ಮಧುಸೂಧನರವತರಿಸಿದ

ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ !
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಜನನಿಯ ಜೋಗುಳ ವೇದದ ಘೋಷ,
ಜನನಿಗೆ ಜೀವವು ನಿನ್ನಾವೇಶ,
ಹಸುರಿನ ಗಿರಿಗಳ ಸಾಲೇ,
ನಿನ್ನಯ ಕೊರಳಿನ ಮಾಲೆ,
ಕಪಿಲ ಪತಂಜಲ ಗೌತಮ ಜಿನನುತ,
ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ !
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಶಂಕರ ರಾಮಾನುಜ ವಿದ್ಯಾರಣ್ಯ,
ಬಸವೇಶ್ವರ ಮಧ್ವರ ದಿವ್ಯಾರಣ್ಯ
ರನ್ನ ಷಡಕ್ಷರಿ ಪೊನ್ನ,
ಪಂಪ ಲಕುಮಿಪತಿ ಜನ್ನ
ಕುಮಾರವ್ಯಾಸರ ಮಂಗಳ ಧಾಮ,
ಕವಿ ಕೋಗಿಲೆಗಳ ಪುಣ್ಯಾರಾಮ
ನಾನಕ ರಾಮಾ ನಂದ ಕಬೀರರ

ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ತೈಲಪ ಹೊಯ್ಸಳರಾಳಿದ ನಾಡೇ,
ಡಂಕಣ ಜಕಣರ ನೆಚ್ಚಿನ ಬೀಡೆ
ಕೃಷ್ಣ ಶರಾವತಿ ತುಂಗಾ,
ಕಾವೇರಿಯ ವರ ರಂಗಾ
ಚೈತನ್ಯ ಪರಮಹಂಸ ವಿವೇಕರ,

ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ !
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!

ಸರ್ವ ಜನಾಂಗದ ಶಾಂತಿಯ ತೋಟ,
ರಸಿಕರ ಕಂಗಳ ಸೆಳೆಯುವ ನೋಟ
ಹಿಂದೂ ಕ್ರೈಸ್ತ ಮುಸಲ್ಮಾನ,
ಪಾರಸಿಕ ಜೈನರುದ್ಯಾನ
ಜನಕನ ಹೋಲುವ ದೊರೆಗಳ ಧಾಮ,
ಗಾಯಕ ವೈಣಿಕರಾರಾಮ
ಕನ್ನಡ ನುಡಿ ಕುಣಿದಾಡುವ ಗೇಹ,
ಕನ್ನಡ ತಾಯಿಯ ಮಕ್ಕಳ ದೇಹ

ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ
ಜಯ ಸುಂದರ ನದಿ ವನಗಳ ನಾಡೇ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ರಸಋಷಿಗಳ ಬೀಡೆ!
ಜಯ ಭಾರತ ಜನನಿಯ ತನುಜಾತೆ,
ಜಯ ಹೇ ಕರ್ನಾಟಕ ಮಾತೆ!"

Karnataka Anthem - 

"Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India! Hail the land of beautiful rivers and forests, hail the abode of saints! You are a new jewel in the crown of Goddess Earth, mine of beautiful gold and sandal. Victory to you Mother Karnataka the daughter of Mother India where Rama and Krishna had their incarnations.

Resonance of the Vedas is your Mother’s lullaby for you, and your fervor is Her life. Rows of green mountains are your necklaces. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India who is hailed by Kapila, Patañjali, Gautama and Jina.

You are a sacred forest where Shankara, Ramanuja, Vidyaranya, Basaveswara and Madhva dwelt. You are the holy abode where Ranna, Shadakshari, Ponna, Pampa, Lakshmisa and Janna were born. You are the blessed resting place of many a poet-nightingales. Victory to Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India the progenitor of Nanak, Ramananda and Kabir.

This is the land ruled (in the past) by Tailapa and Hoysalas, and affectionate hometown for Dankana and Jakkana. This land is the blessed stage for Krishna, Sharavathi, Tunga and Kaveri. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India of Chaitanya, Paramahamsa and Swami Vivekananda.

Garden of peace for all communities, a sight that allures the connoisseurs, the garden where the Hindus, Christians, Muslims, Parsis and the Jains (grow); the palace of many kings that are like Janaka; the place for singers and musicians; the body of the children of Mother Kannada—the house where Kannada Tongue plays in joy. Victory to you Mother Karnataka, the daughter of Mother India. Hail the land of beautiful rivers and forests, hail the abode of rasarishis!"

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