Avani is a small village in Karnataka, India, about ten miles from Kolar Gold Fields. It is famous for the Sita temple situated on a hill. This temple is one of the few temples dedicated to Sitadevi in India. It is also known as the Gaya of the south and has ancient temples known as the Rameshwara, Lakshmaneshwara, Bharateshwara and Shatrugneshwara, dating back to the period of the Nolamba dynasty. The village is located 50 km from the twin towns of Muddenahalli-Kanivenarayanapura.

Also, a popular location for rock climbing.

The root of the word Avani stems from Sanskrit. The meaning of Avani is Earth. It is used in many parts of northern and western India as a female's name.

Places to see:

Lord Shiva lingas

Goddess Sharadamba temple

Valmiki Ashram

Birth place of Lava Kusha

Route Map:

From Bangalore this place is located at a distance of 100 Kms & 12 Kms from Mulabagilu.

You can stay in Kolar or Mulabagilu.

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