Mysuru: Flood has returned to haunt Nanjangud the famous spot for religious tourism again.
Copious rains followed by increase in inflow to Kabini, Taraka and Nugu dams has caused huge discharge of water from these dams into the river.
The road, national highway-212, connecting Ooty and Kerala in the north and Chamarajanagar to the west is blocked at Mallanamoole Mutt junction again, with the overflowing Kapila river spread up to the middle of the road.
The famous mantapa in the middle of river Kapila opposite Mudi Katte is submerged to the near total with only the top portion of the heritage structure visible.
An underpass connecting the road to the temple and the river bank has turned into a deluge with water gushing into it.
The people residing in the low lying areas around the temple are staring at uncertainty again with the localities like Halladakeri and Topinabeedhi under water.
Villages like Bokkahallipura, Katwadi, Chamalapura and Hejjige villages are also severely affected.
Police personnel have been deputed across the river to restrain any trespassers.
– Team Mysoorunews