Gaddige – Raja’s tomb
The entrance of the tombs has carvings too. Lord Shiva is placed and worshipped inside the tomb.
There are three tombs built for the royal dynasty. The central tomb which is the largest among the three is of King Doddaveerarajendra and his wife Mahadeviamma. The right tomb built by Chikkaveerarajendra for his father Lingarajendra in 1820 A.D. The left tomb belongs to Veerarajendra’s guru Rudrappa built in 1834 A.D.
Closer to the tombs is the burial place of the two brave royal kodava officials Biddanda Bopaiah and his son Biddanda Somayya who sacrificed their life fighting against Tippu Sultan. It is now a prominent tourist place in Kodagu.
Gaddige were built in Muhammadan style with tombs at the center and turrets at the corners.