Talakad or Talakadu is a desert-like town on the left bank of the Kaveri river 45 km Mysore and 133 km from Bangalore in Karnataka, India. It once had over 30 temples, most of which now lay buried in sand. The group of temples, where the eastward flowing Kaveri river changes course as the sand on its banks spreads over a wide area, is a popular pilgrimage site for Hindus. Image courtesy - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page