Madikeri, Sep 25: The holy Teertodbhava at Talacauvery, the birthplace of River Cauvery, will take place this year on Friday, Oct 17 after 2 pm according to the district administration.
Deputy Commissioner K R Niranjan announced this in a meeting held on Thursday, Sep 25.
A high level meeting consisting of officials, public and temple committee was called to discuss the arrangements to be made to conduct Teertodbhava in a safe and grand manner.
Veerendra Hedge from Dharmasthala would grace the occasion and hand over ornaments worth Rs 2.5 lakh being donated by Arun Cariappa, Chirman of Cauvery group, based in Dubai.
Free food for thousands of pilgrims who are expected to visit Talacauvery would be supplied by Chettiars, Mandya Farmers Association, Kodava Samaj and Ekikarana Ranga, he said.
Superintendent of police, Suresh sought the cooperation of the committee in protecting law and order. He requested the PWD officials to erect barricades in places to provide separate entrance to the Holy Kundike.