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Avani, Kolar

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Avani is a small village in Mulbagal taluk, Kolar district in Karnataka, India, about ten miles from Kolar Gold Fields. The village is located at 32 km from Kolar, the district centre and 32 km 13 km from Mulbagal, the Taluk headquarters. It is a popular location for rock climbing.LegendAvani is known for the Sita temple situated on a hill. This temple is one of the few temples dedicated to Sitadevi in India. There is a belief that the sage Valmiki, the author of the epic Ramayana, was residing here during the period of Ramayana. Sitadevi lived here in his ashram while in exile. Sitadevi gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha here. Even today the room where Sita gave birth to her children exists. The war between Sri Rama and his sons Lava and Kusha happened in this village.This hill also has the temple of 'Hari Shresta Adi Jambava', who gave Shyamanthak jewel to Lord Krishna. On the Same Occasion Lord Krishna Marries Jambavati the daughter of Adi Jambav. Jambavan has also been located to Jamthun village in Ratlam tahsil of Madhya Pradesh and Jambuvan Cave of Ranavav Taluk of Porbandar, Gujarat state.
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  • Aavani : first thing we felt, when we saw the temple uphill and the rocks, "how did we miss this spot for such a long time?". Wonderful place for trekking. We left from Bangalore at 12pm, which is not...  more »
  • We started from bangalore, hebbal at 8am and reached kolar first and visited Kolarama temple followed by someshwara temple. Covered them in 45 mins. Then we decided to move to Avani and visit Ramlinge...  more »
  • It is an old and small group of temple.Those who are into historical places and into architectures, they will enjoy it for sure. Another attraction to it which we missed is the trekking near to the te...  more »