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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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  • The Ramalingeshwar group of temples in Avani is a great site. It has epic relevance to our 2 millennia old history and recent history too. Avani is an isolated silent hamlet which is 6.5 KM from the B...  more »
  • This temple is 10 to12 km away from chickthirupati or panchlingeshwar ....The road is very small...You can visit the place during day time....Nice old temple ...Well carved....I enjoyed visiting this ...  more »
  • The RamaLingeshwara temple built in the 10 A.D. is very beautifully maintained and is spotlessly clean. The aura of the temple is simply amazing and it is probably due to its brilliant architecture an...  more »