Irupu Rameshwara Temple

Irupu Rameshwara temple is a popular temple with a deep historical background. According to a famous legend, once Rama and Lakshmana passed along the Brahmagiri Range Rama asked for drinking water. Lakshmana shot an arrow into the top of the Brahmagiri peak and brought into being the river is called Lakshmana tirtha. The Rameshwara temple belongs to God Shiva and thousands of devotees gather on the day of Shivaratri. The devotees believed to possess the power to cleanse sins.

Iurpu Rameshwara Temple
Photo by Thejasvi via Flickr

Remshwara Temple is situated on the banks of Lakshmana tirtha river and foothill of the Brahmagiri range which bordered to Kerala state.

The brahmagiri range located next to the temple which takes hardly 2 hours to get there within the thick rainy forest. The trail starts from the Irupu falls to brahmagiri range.

Location on Map


  • 80 km from Madikeri town via Madikeri – Virajpet Rd/Virajpet – Byndoor Rd and Gonikoppal-Kutta Rd/Squadron Leader Ajjamada B Devaiah Rd.
  • 40 km from Virajpet town.

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