a trip to yana
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DESCRIPTIONA virtual field trip about Yana, near sirsi
- 1. Where the place is..???.Country IndiaState KarnatakaDistrict Uttara KannadaYana (Kannada: ) is a village located in forests ofthe Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka, India which isknown for the unusual rock formations (Karst) or(Asteroid). It is located in the Sahyadri mountain rangeof the Western Ghats, about 60 kilometres (37mi) fromKarwar port.
2. A GLIMPSE OF YANA 3. LET US HAVE A JOURNEY TO YANA 4. Yana is famous for these two massive rock outcrops known as theBhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara ("Shikhara" means "hill"). Thehuge rocks are composed of solid black, crystalline Karst limestone. The tworock monoliths or hillocks. 5. Bhairaveshwara Shikhara is 120 metres(390 ft) in height. There is 3 metres(9.8 ft) wide opening in the rock facethat leads into a cave. Within the cave,there is a bronze statue of 'Chandika' 6. Yana is also well known as a pilgrimage centre because of the cave temple below theBhairaveshwara Shikhara where a Swayambhu ("self manifested", or "that which is created byits own accord") linga has been formed. Water drips from the roof over the linga, adding tothe sanctity of the place. Emerging as a small stream, called the Chandihole, it eventuallymerges with the Aghanashini River at Uppinapattana. Local people interprete this as theemergence of the a river, Gangodbhava . 7. Mohini Shikhara is 90 metres (300 ft) in height. An idol of goddessParvathi is installed here. 8. LEGEND 9. A natural waterfall located at a distance of about 8 kmknown as Vibhuti Falls ("Vibhuti" means "ashes") also attractstourists. 10. Feel it!!