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Ambuthirtha is really a picturesque town, situated at a distance of 15 Km North-West of Thirthahalli. The river Sharavathi takes her birth from Ambuthirtha and a shivlinga is also installed at this place. Ambuthirtha is really a nature's wonder in Theerthahalli taluk and is exclusive in every sense of word.
Ambuthirtha - Legend
Ambuthirtha is believed like a sacred place by the locals who say it was here that Lord Rama pierced the ground with his AMBU (bow and arrow) to have water out to reduce the thirst of his wife Sita, and therefore the name Ambuthirtha.
Because the river took her birth making use of Lord Rama's 'Shara' (arrow), therefore the name 'Sharavathi'.
At Ambuthirtha a temple built around a Shivalinga, beneath which Sharavathi originates to begin her journey. This temple at Ambuthirtha was built is managed from the help of donations collected from the local people as well as the devotees from faraway places who visit Ambuthirtha on a regular basis.
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore (200 km)
Nearest Railhead: Shimoga
Road: From Theerthahalli one has to travel via Araga - Aralasurali - Nunabur to reach Ambuthirtha.
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