The Bhangandeshwara temple with Lord Siva as main deity is situated at the convergence of river Cauvery.The temple is built in a typical Kerala styled architecture.The pagodas or multi layered roofs are made of beautiful copper sheets that gives a reddish hue. The temple also has sanctums for Subramanya, Mahavishnu and Ganesha.
There is an inscription near the temple which refers to how Bhagamandala was captured and occupied by Tipu Sultan in the year 1785 to 1790. It is mentioned that Tipu Sultan renamed the place Afesalabad, and in 1790, King Dodda Vira Rajendra won it back into an independent Kodagu Kingdom, after a brief battle.
According to the temple priest and other inscriptions we come to know that this temple was constructed some 1500 years ago and used to be a brick structure. This temple was reconstructed in granite by Raja raja Cholan I.
Presiding deities are Agneeswarar or Thirukollikadar, a slightly reddish lingam believed to be red because , red signifies fire, and this was worshipped by Agni himself and Mirudupaadanayagi or Panjinmelladiaal.