Goddess Ganga

A Festival Ganga Jathara is celebrated every year to worship to village Goddess in the mouth of March/April at Punganur the Temple for this local goddess is just beside the Raja Mahal. Now the Raja Mahal is the shooting point for several cinemas, people believe that this Goddess of the village Gangamma is the saver of the people. Lakhs of people from all over the taluk Karnataka and Tamil Nadu will attend the Jathara for two days, it is a tradition to celebrate all the local festivals in the town only on Tuesdays.

The history

According to the information available from the elders of the town and other relevant sources, the town is named after a local diety Punganuru, who save the town from huge floods prior to 5 to 6 hundred years ago. To remember her services along with her other two sisters Subbamma and Rangamma and elder brother Royappa, the Town is named after PUNGAMMA – and called as Punganuruu. Even to day the four tanks dug and built by these four are around the town, named after their names, and they are the main source for keeping ground water level intact around the town.