Kaiwara, a small village in Chickballapur is known for the famous poet Sri Kaiwara Narayana Taatha.Taatha means Grand-father in the local Kannada dialect. It is said that he was a famous poet of 18th century who composed a lot of devotional songs in the praise of Sri Amaranarayanaswamy, another form of Lord Vishnu. Sri Kaiwara Narayana Taatha is also popularly called as Kaiwara Narayana Taatayya in Telugu since he was influenced by both Kannada and Telugu languages equally. The, then Ekachakrapura is now called Kaiwara and attracts a lot of travellers.
Kaiwara can be a one day outing place to those who live in Bangalore and there are many attractions around this place.
Let's take a tour and get to know more about Kaiwara.
One day outing to Kaiwara from Bangalore - The Ekachakrapura
Kaiwara temple - PC : sanchantr
Why should I travel to Kaiwara?
You can choose Kaiwara as your one day outing if you are a sucker of mythology and also if you are a theist and there are caves that can be explored if you are adveture enthusiast.
This is a place which has legends that dates back both to Ramayana and Mahabharata. An amazing place that narrates stories from the two great epics of Indian Mythology.
Amaranarayana Swamy Temple
Legend says that Rama had taken shelter in this place during his exile and this temple is dedicated to Lord Venkateshwara. The idol here has been installed by Lord Indra and the God here has a strong connection with that of Lord Venkateshwara in Tirupathi. There are also sculptures of Lord Rama, Goddess Seeta and Lakshmana in this temple as an evidence to prove that Rama was once here at this temple.
A beautiful place located on the top of the hills where the water flows through a hole that is said to have been made by Lakshmana's arrow to quench the thirst of Goddess Seeta during their exile. There is also a temple dedicated to Goddess Chamundi on the hills.
Legend says that this temple has been built by Pandavas for Lord Shiva during their exile. It is also said that Bheema, the second Pandava killed the demon Bakasura in this place; cut his body into several pieces and dumped them in a cave and closed it with a big boulder. To wash way his sins of killing, Bheema installed a Shivalinga along with his family. This place is also called as Bakasurana Bande (Bakasura's rock. As you reach the hilltop; you would also get to see the footprints of Bheema and Bakasura, there is also a rock where Bheema meditated.
Yoginarayan mutt in Kaiwara - PC : Nagesh Kamat
An ashram that is dedicated to the great poet Kaiwara Narayana Taatayya where he was buried alive after his years of meditation in the caves which is approximately at a distance of 3km from Kaiwara. It is said that he wad guarded by a leopard and a tiger while he meditated in those caves.
Other attractions in and around Kaiwara
Yoga Narasimhaswamy temple, Vaikunta, zoo and a national park, Vasavi temple, Kailasagiri cave temples and Alamgiri Venkateshwara.
How to reach Kaiwara ?
Distance between Bangalore to Kaiwara is 61 KM; you my choose to ride - drive or even hire a cab.
You may also choose to take a bus to Kaiwara.
Click here to know how to reach Chickballapur
Spend your weekend here at this divine place which also has a touch of a hill-station to rejuvenate every cell of yours.
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