Monday, January 13, 2014

Avani, a Touch of Ramayana

Avani is a small village in Kollar district 32 km from Kolar in Karnataka. It is a popular location for rock climbing. The name Avani is of dravidian  origin, and means "earth". 



There are various interesting sites at this place of historic importance. The history of the place has been associated to the time Hindu epic 'Ramamayana'. There are references to this place in the epic and it is said that Sitadevi gave birth to her twin children Lava-Kusha here. Later the war between Sri Rama and his sons Lava and Kusha happened in this village. At the top of hillock is Sita Mata Temple.



The temples of interest that I have seen here are:

The hill at this place has various places of historic significant including temple of Sitadevi.

How to reach there: It is 95 kms away from Bangalore on NH4 via Kolar. 

46 comments:

eileeninmd said...

What a pretty place, the first shot is lovely. Rajesh, thanks for sharing Avani.

Ileana said...

Beautiful!

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

I can see why the area would be popular for rock climbing and to visit temples as well.

Sridharan Srinivasan said...

Interesting..

Al said...

I love the broken rock formations in these photos, and look forward to seeing more of the temples.

ladyfi said...

What lovely scenery and temple.

Bernie H said...

It looks like a truly beautiful place. The view is incredible.

Muza-chan said...

Beautiful...

R Niranjan Das said...

Interesting place. Nice post.

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My Unfinished Life said...

interesting..though am not sure I will make a leisure trip to this place :)

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Our photos said...

The places and photos are beautiful!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Hello Rajesh
India has such a varied and interesting landscape.
Do you make these trips with your family or are you part of a history group.
Always such interesting posts and wonderful photos.

Jeevan said...

Awesome view from the hill top! Hope it was adventure climbing up

aliasgarmukhtiar mukhtiar said...

Lovely Clicks , superrrr

Rachit Aggarwal said...

Isn't it quite similar to Hampi which is also a city of stones and have some mythological tales about Ramayana ?

Really like the pictures in collage.

Regards
Rachit

Vee said...

It certianly looks as if people would enjoy a scramble on the rocks. Did your family do any rock climbing?

Noel Morata said...

gorgeous scenery and ornate temples, thanks for sharing those today

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

So amazed at the number of temples in this one area. As so often when I visit, I just shake my head in awe.

K V V S MURTHY said...

Interesting place..!

Barb said...

I love these photos of rocks, greenery, and temples. This area looks different - more remote than some you've shown. That temple high up on the hill looks spectacular with all the rocks beneath it.

Sylvia K said...

What an amazing and beautiful place, Rajesh!! Wonderful captures as always! Hope you're enjoying a great week!!

Jim said...

Amazing sights you discover.

Birgitta said...

Nice and interesting photos! Great post!

Photo Cache said...

the temples are distinctly unique in their own ways.

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

Lovely rocky landscape and charming temples !

Leovi said...

Yes, I like this rocky place, nice photos!

Girdhar Singh Sodha said...

Beautiful Captures Rajesh. Did you visited Antargange Caves in Kollar?

Carver said...

Beautiful shots of the village and temple.

Ercotravels said...

Fascinating site of Incredible India!

Lowell said...

I can see why this would be considered a great place to climb rocks! Wow. I might even give it a try.

Do you have to learn the names and histories of all the gods and goddesses as well as the various religious beliefs in school? That would be a lot to learn!

LV said...

You do such a marvelous job on your pictures and presentation, it makes me feel as though I had been there.

Rajesh said...

Roses, I am not part of history group. I am just interested in traveling.

Lowell, in the school we don't learn extensively of any religion or Gods. We just get an brief overview of culture and major festivals.

Leslie: said...

Such a fascinating history everywhere in India.

Leslie
abcw team

mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Some great ideas for your K post - just in the opening paragraph!

Great stuff!
Here's to Round 14! Denise ABC Team.

Roger Owen Green said...

an APPEALING place
ROG, ABCW

Linda said...

Your photos and text enable me to feel as if I am right there in the midst of the setting.

anartistreflects.com said...

Love the rocks and you seem to have a million temples in your world ~ beautiful photos ~ carol ^_^

photowannabe said...

This looks like a perfect place for rock climbing.

pirano said...

Looks like an excellent spot for climbing and hiking.

AmitAag said...

Wow place Avani! Thank you Rajesh:)

Kalpana Solsi said...

Avani , what a lovely place. thanks for sharing. Did you try your hand at rock-climbing?

Nabanita said...

very nice capture....!
beautiful!

Ranjana's craft blog said...

Very interesting. Will add this to my wish list.

thetalesofatraveler.com said...

Nice pic ... so many interesting places are yet to visit ,thanks for sharing

Ragini Puri said...

Lovely setting! And the story about the temple is so fascinating! Thanks for sharing. :)

D.Nambiar said...

Awesome view in the first pic.
Interesting info about the village. :)