Mrugavadhe is a place located at a distance of 26 Km south-east of Thirthahalli in Shimoga district.
Indian great epic Ramayana is linked with this place. As per the legend, Maricha a relative of demon king Ravana came in the disguise of a golden deer to enchant Sita.
Sita requested her husband Rama to catch and get the deer. Rama followed the deer and killed it. Mrugavadhe is the place where Rama killed the deer.
Mrugavadhe means Killing of an Animal in Kannada language.
Mrugavadhe is famous for its Mallikarjuna temple and scenic beauty.
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