Kanive Sri Ramalingeswara Temple

Sri Ramalingeswara Temple is one of the oldest religious Hindu temples located in small village Kanive. This Temple is situated on the bank of river Kaveri and 6 km from Kushalnagar (via Kushalnagar to Hassan State Highway). It is believed that once the lord Sri Rama himself performed a pooja to the shiva linga to obtain relief from Killing Ravana (Brahma Hathya Dosha). As per mythicism the Shiva linga here installed by lord Sri Rama. Rathosthava and Jathra events are taking place during Rama Navami.

Ramalingeshwara temple, Kanive, Kodagu

There is a hanging foot bridge on the Kaveri river which connects to the next village, the bridge is attracting tourists.

Address and Contacts

Address: SH 91, Kanive village, Near Kodige, Somwarpet taluka, Kodagu – 571232

Location on Map


  • 7 km via SH 91 or 11 minutes drive from Kushalnagar
  • 37.5 km via NH275 or 52 minutes drive from Madikeri
  • 52 km via SH 91 or 1 hour 18 minutes drive from Virajpet
  • 23 km via Belur or 36 minutes drive from Somwarpet
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