for its historical significance and the fact that it’s a pilgrimage, this place
has attracted tourists for decades now. It is located in the Chintamani Taluk
of Chikkaballapura district.
known for mythological significance, is a small town located in a valley and receives
heavy rainfall in some parts of the year.
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place is a well-known pilgrimage devoted to Narayanappa who inhabited this
place in the later part of the 18th and at the beginning of the 19th century.
The city got its name from the famous poet who wrote in more than one language.
He wrote several poems which include poems dedicated to Lord Amara
Narayanaswamy in Kannada and Telugu.
Places to visit in Kaivara
Amaranarayana Temple is devoted to Lord Vishnu and is known for its wonderful
architecture. Four sculpted pillars with intricately sculpted motifs are what
makes it look so beautiful. According to mythology, Lord Rama lived with his
wife Sita in Aranya Rama temple which is situated close to Amaranarayana temple.
It is said that when the Pandavas were living in exile, Bheema killed Bakasura
here. To respect Bheema’s deed, the Bheemeswara Temple was constructed.
Narayanappa Mutt is an ashram dedicated to the famous Telugu/Kannada artist who
composed and wrote in these languages as well as Saint Narayanappa, who sold
bangles as per legend.
Swamy Temple is situated on top of a small hill named Vaikunta where Naraynappa
is believed to have meditated for three years. The temple houses his statue and
an intricately designed prayer room which gives a beautiful sight of the hills.
How to reach Kaivara
may avail KSRTC buses from Majestic Bus Stand in Bangalore. After disembarking
at Kaivara Cross, you can choose to take an auto to travel in the town.