Geology of Bendru Theertha Hot Spring
Bendru Theertha Hot Spring is located in a non-volcanic region. The temperature of the spring water generally remains at 99 degree F to 106 degree F. As such, it is a rare phenomenon to find a hot spring there. It is believed that the geothermal energy of the hot rocks underground heats up the water table. As the density of the heated water is lower than normal water, it comes out in the form of a spring.
Religious Significance of Bendru Theertha Hot Spring
Bendru Theertha Hot Spring is a pilgrimage centre for Hindus. Every year on the occasion of Teertha Amavasya day, people consider this day to be auspicious and come to the hot spring for a holy bathe. They believe that a dip in the pool drives away all skin diseases like eczema, allergic rashes and many more ailments.
Visiting Information to Bendru Theertha Hot Spring
The nearest airport to reach the spring is the Mangalore International Airport and Puttur Railway Station is the nearest rail head. Tourists can opt for road transport to reach the hot water spring from Mangalore. There are private buses that carry people from Puttur to Bendru Theertha Hot Spring.
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