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  • 01Yana Caves

    Yana Caves

    Yana Caves are another renowned attraction of Yana Village and is considered to be a must see site for all tourists. These 3 m deep caves are located amidst the evergreen forests of the Sahyadri Mountain Range, Karnataka. Tourists can enjoy rock climbing here as Yana Caves are made of uniquely-formed black crystalline limestone.

    The caves have a Shiva Linga that is called Gangodbhava by locals, which can be seen at the entrance. This site is popular among travellers for an old temple, rock formations, mountains and waterfalls. Moreover, tourists will get the chance to watch the bronze statue of Chandika, an incarnation of Goddess Durga.

    Water that passes from the rocks creates a small river called Chandihole, which meets Aghanashini river at Uppinapattana. Tourists who are interested in staying at this site are provided with necessary camping equipments.

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  • 02Vibhuti Falls

    Vibhuti Falls

    Vibhuti Falls is the prime attraction of Yana Village in Uttara Kannada District and must be visited by all travellers passing through the village. This water fall is at a height of 30 ft and covered by evergreen forests, bamboo groves and wild flowers on all sides. Locals believe that the waterfall derives its name from the limestone rock that is present near it.

    Apart from this limestone rock, two other rocks of massive proportions are also located close to the falls. This waterfall is accessible only on foot as a narrow and winding road that runs by it ends approximately 2 km from the main fall. However, a jungle trail that is frequented by tourists is present here; this path has agricultural land on the right and forests on the left.

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  • 03Bhairava Kshetra

    Bhairava Kshetra

    Bhairaveshwara Temple, also known as the Cave Temple, is a 'must see' pilgrimage site of Yana village. This temple enshrines the statue of Lord Bhairaveshwara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva. It is located at the foot of Bhairaveshwara Shikhara, where a Swaymabhu linga and a bronze statue of Chandika Devi (an avatar of Goddess Durga) lie.

    The linga present here is known as 'Gangodbhava' when water from projecting rocks drips over it. Devotees from across the country visit this temple during Mahashivaratri and Car Festivals. Around 10,000 pilgrims throng the temple during Mahashivaratri, which lasts for 10 days; tourists are permitted to go inside the cave during these days.

    They have to walk bare foot on their entire journey of Bhairaveshwara Shikhara as the entire area is considered to be the holy abode of Lord Shiva. After coming out of the temple, pilgrims will come across steps that will lead them to Mohini Shikhara.

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