Bhagamandala, located 36 km from Madikeri, is a holy place in the Kodagu district of Karnataka. Bhagamandala, also referred to as Bhagandeshwara, is one of the most famous destinations in Karnataka and one of the most famous destinations in Coorg tourism
Bhagamandala is at the confluence of two rivers Kaveri and Kaupam. The third river, Sujiothi, is said to join the underground. It is known as Triveni Sangam and is also considered as South Kashi.
The pilgrims are dipping in Sangama and the most common way to perform rituals for their ancestors before moving to Talakawari, the birthplace of the Kaveri River. During 1785-1790, the area was occupied by Tipu Sultan and renamed it Afzalabad. Then in 1790 Veerarajendra Bhagamandala of Raja Dode was taken to independent Kodagu The Sri Bhagundeshwara Temple, which is located close to Triveni Sangam, has idols of Bhagandeshwara (Shiva), Subrahmanya, Mahavishnu and Ganapati. The architecture of the temple of Kerala follows the cholera of the Bhagandeshwara temple before the 11th century. The eastern facing temple faces large walls and east. Additional work has been done by several dynasties, including Mysore Wodeyars. The wooden carvings are remarkable in the mandap before Sri Subrahmanya and Sri Narayana temples
A large number of tourists visit Bhagamandala during the Thula Month (October-November). Thousands of oil lamps are illuminated during the festival.