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About Muthathi

Muthathi is a small village on the banks of the river Kaveri, which belongs to Halaguru Hobli, Malavalli Taluk, Mandya district, Karnataka state, India. Muthathi is around 107 km from Bangalore- the state capital. It is a quite popular destination for one-day trip, for bikers, nature lovers, for family who love to enjoy, and a near-by picnic spot. 

Muthathi was once surrounded by dense forest (now which is very scanty), which belong to ‘Kaveri wildlife sanctuary’. The scenery is beautiful with the river Kaveri flowing in the added with the beauty of green trees in the background especially during and after the rainy season.

Mythological importance of Muthathi

In the tretha yuga, after Killing Ravana, Lold (Rama) crowned Vibhishana and Rama along with Sita and Larshmana were reverning to Ayodhya. It is believe on the way back,, they happend to walk through this forest on the banks of the river kaveri. Looking at the peaceful river and the scenic beauty they stopped here before continuing their further journey. 

One day Sita while playing in the river water happened to loose her pearl nose ring, which was very dear to her. After searching for it for a long time, she was not able to find it. Then Hanuman came for her help. Seeing Sita’s sad face he asked her ‘what was bothering her’. Sita told about her lost ‘pearl nose ring’. At once, Hanuman put his tail into the live water to look out for the ring and found it, and gave it to mother Sita. Sita was very happy and blessed him, for his love and devotion calling him ‘Muttuethidaraya’, Meaning Murtu (pearl) ethida (lifted) raya (Raja-King). The king who lifted (collected) The pearl. Over time ‘Muttuethidaraya’ became ‘Muttetaraya’ and the place further was called Muthathi. Lord Hanuman here is called Muttetaraya. Sita further blessed him saying, ‘those who come to see him with any problem will be solved immediately’, as he had solved her problem immediately.

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Temple at Muthathi

There is a temple built here of Hanuman as ‘Muttetaraya’ which is believed to be a ‘swayambu’ (self manifested), idol. As the belief goes there are so many of them with there on stories who have been blessed by ‘Muttetaraya’ by solving their problems.

Miracle at Muthathi

One such story is about our famous Kannada actor ‘Dr.Rajkumar’. It is believed when Rajkumar’s parents did not have male children they had come here to Muthathi to take the blessing a ‘Muttetaraya’. That happend around 80 years ago. A son was born, whom they named ‘Muttu Raj’ who later became ‘Dr Rajkumar’ for the film industry. he never had given up his original name. It is believed that his signature would always be ‘Muttu Raj’, and he would visit the temple with his family atleast once in a year.

Things to do in Muthathi

People come here to take the blessings of ‘Muttetaraya’. The temple is very small. Next they would love to play in the water. The guidence of locales is very important as the water current is too high during rainy season. The scenery is beautiful and also peaceful on weekdays, on weekends it is busy with people. You can also enjoy the Coracle ride (Risky as there have no life jackets). 

As there are not much eateries people bring food from home. There are few shops where you can buy groceries and hire Vessels to cook food near the river. There are many monkeys near the temple, you can carry bananas and biscuits to feed the monkeys

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Muthathi Temple Entry Fees
No Entry Fees

Muthathi Temple Timings 
Mon – Sun: 06.00 A.M to 7.30 PM.
During Dhanurmasa: 04.30 AM to 8.30 PM. 
Poorna Hunnime: 05.00 AM to 8.30 PM

Best time to Visit Muthathi :
During winter and
Car festival (Jatre)
Hanuma Jayanthi in October
Sri Rama Jayanthi in July &
Gokulashtami in August


Muthathi Temple Seva Details

  • Prasada Naivedhya Rs. 10-00
  • Archane Rs. 10-00
  • For Vehicle Pooja (Auto, Scooters) Rs. 10-00
  • For Vehicle Pooja (Car, Lorry, Bus) Rs. 20-00
  • Yantra Kattuvudakke Rs. 20-00
  • Abhishekam Rs. 50-00
  • Namakarana Rs. 50-00
  • Dasana Bidisalu Rs. 50-00
  • Dhanurmasa Pooja Rs. 200-00
  • Benne Alankara Rs. 200-00
  • Dodda Devarige Rs. 250-00
  • Marriage Rs. 500-00

Muthathi Temple Website

Muthathi Temple Email

Muthathi Temple Phone Number  

Muthathi Temple Address  
Sri Anjaneyaswamy Temple, 
Muttatti Hobli, Basavana Betta Forest,
Malavalli Taluk,  Mandya District – 571421

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Muthathi Temple Accommodation
The temple has accommodation facilities for devotees. but however room are not that clean. There are a few expensive resorts and homestays near Muthathi
There are a few Good Hotels available in Sathanur or Halagur, which has no online booking facilities. 

Places near Muthathi Temple 

Bheemeshwari Kaveri Fishing Camp
Galibore Fishing and Nature camp  
Chunchi Falls 
Bananthimari Betta
Kabbalamma Temple

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Muthathi Temple Distance
Bangalore to Muthathi Temple – 97.7 kilometres  
Mysore to Muthathi Temple – 35.7 kilometres  
Sathanur Bus Stand to Muthathi Temple – 19.7 kilometres

How to reach Muthathi Temple

KSRTC (Bus)  

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to  Mysore(fare: ₹110/-) from there you can reach Sathanur bus stop. 
From there, the temple can be reached by Auto, or private buses are available


Trains are available from Mysore and Bangalore to Mandya, you have to get down at Mandya Railway Station. (fare: ₹45/-) from Bangalore. From Railway station the temple is 63 Kms, buses are available to Sathanur bus stop. From there, the temple can be reached by Auto, or private buses are available

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing.


Nearest International Airportkempegowda airport Bangalore) is 140 Kms from Muthathi Temple 

Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 93 Kms from Muthathi Temple

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Muthathi Temple

Majestic (Kempe Gowda bus station) – Jayanagar – Thathaguni – Harohalli – Kanakapura – Sathanur – Muthathi Temple 

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