There are few houses where we can stay and also PWD
guest house. Group which earlier went in jeep had booked bhattar mane for
staying and for grub. As soon we reached the bhattara mane we wanted a bath,
since they did not allow to bath at there toilets, we jumped in to a tank in
front of our house it was slightly dirty but manageable. After a good lunch
over there we took a small rest. Had a cup of coffe and started to the peak.
There is a Shankar Peeta, a small idol of Sri Shankaracharaya. It is said
that Sri Shankaracharya first installed a muula muruhti at the temple in
Kodachadri and walked to this peak and from here he went to Kollur and
installed a Sri Mokambika.
The way from Temple to the peak is around 1.5Kms, it is
quite steep. On the way Bhaturís son was selling Butter milk we had one
glass each and proceeded to the peak this time every one had joined in
climbing. We can see Sun set at Arbian Sea from the top. We took around 40
min to reach the top. At top we sat for some time in the Shankar peeta. We
did not wait for the Sun Set as we wanted to take bath at falls and reach
bhatar mane before it is dark. The scenery from this top and on the way to
peak is the beautiful which we saw. There was a Mobile tower few yards from
there. I think it is of Airtel. As Airtel mobiles had 100% signals over
there and others did not have. We spent some 30 minutes over there and
started to climb down.
We had planed to take bath at a small falls by name
Agastya Teertha. The route to the falls while climbing down is very, very
step. And it goes in to the deep forest. On the way to falls there is a Sri
Ganesha temple it is very nice. We managed go to the falls with great
difficulty. We took bath in the falls, water was very cold and experience
was great. By the time we finished the bath it was dark, we walked back to
the bhatara mane. Again after a small rest had kashaya and we went to
Temple was very good and sacred too. We spent some 1
hour in the temple. As night approached it was becoming cold. At the end of
Pooja we received theertham and Prasad.
Theertha was made of kashaya, I had tasted this in
Sringeri when we stayed of the last pooja which happens before closing the
temple. After pooja we came back to bhattar mame and had our dinner slept in
the big hall of there house.