Goddess Chowdeshwari

Temple History

Sri Sigandhur Chowdeshwari Temple is situated in a small village called Sigandur 35 km away from “Sagar” town, Shimoga district in Karnataka State of India. Sigandur is located in the other side of backwater of river Sharavathi (before Jog falls). To reach Sigandur people have to come to the Sagar Taluk headquarters. Mother goddess here is also called as “Sigandureshwari” because of the name of the place “Sigandur”. This sacred place has around 300 years 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.

Shri choudamma devi has strength to proceed the fear of thiefs. The devotees who carry on benedicts will live happily without any fear of thiefs. If their any thieft taken place in the home of these devotees devi punished them. Lot of people with land dispute as well as people who lost their valuables reach Sigandur for solution. According to some sources it is said that more than 20,000 such cases have been solved 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.

Sigandur is surrounded by the backwaters of Linganamakki reservoir turning this into an Island. There are two barges which carry vehicles as well as people from one shore to other. Every hour private busses are there from Sagar to Sigandur. It takes around one and a half hour to reach Sigandur from Sagar.

Annaual Festival (Jathre) is held on Makara Sankranthi day every year. Devotees from different parts of Karnataka visit Singandur Chowdeshwari Temple during the annual festival. On this day devotees get bath in holy water in river sharavathi & pray the godess.


Additional Information

In order to facilitate the devotees many more developmental activities are going on. Choultry is constructed for programs such as marreage, meeting, functions etc.,

Sigandur is located in the other side of backwater of river Sharavathi (before Jog falls). To reach Sigandur people have to come to the Sagar Taluk headquarters. From Sagar, Private vehicles or private buses 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) service is available from this bank to the other bank (2 Km). The Launch service is available up to 5.00 PM only. The other side of the river is a small village called Kalasavalli. Sigandur is just 10 Km from this place.

Launch Timings:
Morning 8-00, 9-15, 10-15, 11-30
Afternoon 1-30, 2-45
Evening 4-00, 4-40, 5-30

Sagar Bus Stand is 40.5 km. Shivamogga district head quarters are 100 km from here which is connected with all the major cities of Karnataka.
Shivamogga KSRTC Bus Stand is 104 km from here.

Mangaluru International Airport is the nearest airport which is 174 km.
  • 3:30 am to 2:30 pm and 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm On Amavasye Special Pooja Morning : 3 to 5 am & 7.30 to 2.30 pm
  • Contact Person: Temple Office
  • Contact Number: (+91) 08186 210522/210555