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Honnamana Kere

Honnamana Kere (Honnama Lake) (Karnataka, India. It is the biggest lake in Kodagu,[1] and once a year, during the Gowri festival, a special pooja is conducted and a 'Bagina' which consists of the belongings of goddess Honamma is presented to the lake.[1][2]

Honnamana Kere
Map showing Honnamana Kere

History

The story Kerege Hara was derived from the building of Honnamana Kere. According to legend, a deity known as Goddess Honnamana sacrificed her life for the welfare of the people. A temple was erected in her honour and modernisation has recently been undertaken to provide improved facilities.[2]

Landscape

Honnamana Kere is surrounded by many mountains, cliffs and coffee plantations.

Landscape around Honnamana Kere
View from the Cliff (Gavi Betta)

Places to stay

There are a few Homestays nearby Honnamana Kere. Tropical Rain a Homestay/ Farm Stay is located 1KM from this lake.

Climate

The temperature in Honnamana Kere, like the rest of Coorg district, ranges from 16 to 27 degrees during the year.

Notes

  1. ^ a b http://archive.deccanherald.com/Content/Jul172007/district2007071613295.asp
  2. ^ a b "Heaps of broken images". Deccan Herald Spectrum. 26 November 2012. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 

External links

  • Kere Honnamana Kere at DMOZ

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