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Shivanasamudra Falls

Shivanasamundaram Falls, this place literally means the sea of the lord Shiva. The river Kaveri, as it flows amidst the ravines and the rocks of the Deccan plateau forms the enchanting Sivanasamudram waterfalls. From a height of 98m and a width of 305m, an average volume of 934 cubic meters / sec flows forming one among the top 100 waterfalls in the world.

As the river Kaveri flows, it splits forming an island town of Sivanasamudra which is the fourth largest island formed by it. The island town divides the Kaveri into two different falls, at one end on the east, it form the Gaganachukki falls and at the other, it forms the Bharachukki falls on the west. The best view for the falls can be spotted from the Sivanasamudra watch tower which offers a great vantage point for the photography enthusiasts.

The island town is also the first place in the whole of Asia to produce electricity. The power generation started in the year 1902 under the ministership of Sheshadri Iyer who was the Diwan of Mysore kingdom. The place gains historical importance and still possesses the functional generators.

Sivanasamudra is also popular for the Ranganatha temple which is an epitome of the Hoysala architecture which dates back to the 11-14th centuries, known for the independent styling developed during that time. Its characteristic features are a delight for the ones with the architectural flair and also a place for the devotees to embrace the blessings of the lord.

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