Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ulavi the awesome caves

Ulavi is a town about 75 km from Karwar (via Kumbarawada) in Karnataka state, India. It is an important center of pilgrimage for people of the Lingayat faith. The Samadhi of Channabasavanna, one of the most revered saints of the Lingayat faith lies here. In the 12th century, Channabasavanna traveled from Kalyana to Ulavi before he died. Very close to this holy Samadhi is the Akka Nagalambike cave named after Nagalambike, Channabasavanna's mother and Basavanna's sister. The Ulavi jathre or congregations attracts pilgrims from all over Karnataka.

Entrance of akkalagavi : Need to be a bit lean to enter into this cave and it is worth seeing this cave.

A distant view of caves

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