Kaiwara and Avani Trip

Date: 21st November
Places Covered: Kaiwara, Kailasagiri, Kurudumale, Mulbagal and Avani.
Vehicle: My Ritz
Distance Covered: 280 Kms
Start from Home @ 8 AM
Back Home @ 10 PM


We went to Kaiwara to see the Amaranarayanaswamy temple there. 
A passer-by suggested us to visit Kailasagiri when we asked for directions to cave temples of Kaiwara. Didn't know it was man-made caves but it was first time I saw chaturlinga (4 faced Lingas like Brahma). Nice place to visit and temple free lunch was amazing. Details about this place: http://www.deccanherald.com/content/6954/snippets.html


We came back to see Kaiwara caves with the lakshminarasimha temple in the caves and then saw the "Kaiwara" Thatha's Ashram + temple.




We then headed to Kudurumale Ganesha temple near mulbagal. There is a large stone idol of Ganesha.


After that we went to Anjenaya temple in Mulbagal town. It was supposed to be very famous but didn't find much crowd and the pujari there wasn't interested in doing a pooja too :(.


It was already getting dark but wanted to cover Avani too and lucky we did cover that place.
Had an awesome experience in Avani. On account of Last Karthika somawara, Ramalingeshwara temple was being decorated with mud deepams all over the temple. It looked like half the village was inside the temple with kids joining in pouring oil and lighting the lamps. 
More details are in the link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avani,_Kolar 
Had temple prasada as dinner and headed home.