Thursday, May 20, 2010


Ambutheertha is nature�s wonder in Theerthahalli taluk and is unique in every sense of the word. Theerthahalli, the greenland of Malnad in Shimoga district, is a place where every nature lover wishes to �live and love� forever! Enveloped by thick greenery and dotted with beautiful locales. Ambuthirtha is 16 km northwest of Thirthahalli town in Shimoga district.

Ambutheertha - Birthplace of river Sharavathy :
The river Sharavathi takes its birth here and is considered holy. Jog Falls, created by the same Sharavathi River falling from a height of 253 meters (829 ft) is the highest plunge waterfall in India and the 7th deepest in the world, where electricity for the entire State is generated. Ambutheertha Shivalinga temple: At Ambutheertha Shivalinga is installed and there is a temple built around that Shivalinga, beneath which Sharavathi originates to start her journey.

Ambutheertha is considered a sacred place, it was here that Lord Rama pierced the earth with his ambu (bow and arrow) and struck the ground for water to come out (Thirtha) to quench the thirst of his wife Sita, and hence the name Ambutheertha.

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