(ತೊಡಿಕಾನ) is an Indian
village nestled in the foothills of the Western Ghats
in southern Karnataka
. It is a beautiful little village in Sullia taluk
of Dakshina Kannada
district, about 100 km from Mangalore
city.This village is full of greenary and very nice place to visit.
Thodikana is known most for its Mallikarjuna temple, which was probably built sometime in the 13th century. The temple gets many hundreds of visitors each week. A few meters south east of the temple there is a fish tank known as 'meenugundi'. Visitors traditionally feed the fish there raw rice. Killing the fish is forbidden.
Temple daily offers free mid day meals to the pilgrimage as a prasadam. A waterfall called Devaragundi is situated about 1.5 kilometers from the temple.
Thodikana village is largely agricultural, with many arecanut (betelnut), coconut, rubber, vanilla, Pepper plantations.
Transportation and Accommodation
The following transportation options are available for travelling to Thodiakana:
- Payaswini river flows in Thodikana.
- Kolikkamale mountain is a famous trekking place situated near Thodikana.
- Omkareshwara Temple of [Bagamandala], situated around 18 KiloMeters from Thodiakana which also is a famous pilgrimage location.
- Devaragundi , a water falls, is situated around 1.5 km from Thodikana village.
- Talakaveri is situated around 22 km from Thodikana.
- A few meters south east of the Thodikana temple there is a fish tank 'Meenagundi' which belongs to temple which is very famous in Mangalore district.
People & Culture
The majority of residents of Thodikana are Hindus. The main languages of Thodikana are Kannada
, are kannada (Arebhashe