– Dr A Pranesh
Devaramane is a tiny village, located in Mudigere taluk, Chickamagalur district, Karnataka. It is about 20 kms from Mudigere town.
The road is motor able up to temple. About a kilometer before the temple, on the left side of the road, there is a small cattle path for about 200 meters, which leads to a wonderful view point, overlooking a valley. The valley is covered with clouds most of the time. But one has to wait for 10 to 20 minutes for the clouds to clear, to witness a breath taking view of the valley.
The temple of Devaramane is dedicated to Kalabhairava. It is a very old temple dating back to 11th century AD.
As per the legend, Lord Shiva sent Nandi to help people on earth and it is believed that Nandi came to this place first and was followed by Shiva himself as Kala bhairava.
There is small but beautiful pond in front of the temple and a small shrine for Naga Devata on the left side of the temple.
Devaramane is beautiful, serene and worth visiting for people who love nature.