Nestled in the picturesque hills of Kadri, the Manjunatheshwara Temple is an important spiritual stopover. Said to have been built in the 10th century, it is dedicated to Lord Manjunatha, an avatar of Lord Shiva. Made of bronze, the idol is said to be one of the oldest of its kind in South India. Various other idols like that of Lord Ganesha, Lord Shasta, Lord Vishnu, Goddess Durgaparmeshwari and Gomukha Ganpati can also be seen in the shrine. There are seven ponds in front of the temple that are surrounded by a lush garden. At the back of the temple lies a natural spring, called Gomukha, which is the source of water for the ponds. Devotees come and wash themselves here before entering the temple premises.

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