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Yana is located at a distance of 25 km from Kumta, a coastal town and 40 km from Sirsi. Yana is located in the lush evergreen forests of the Western Ghats in Uttara Kannada district.
The Bhairaveshwara Shikhara and the Mohini Shikhara or peaks are the main attraction of Yana. These unique rock formations have made Yana a popular destination for pilgrims, trekkers, and nature lovers.
The Bhairaveshwara peak is about 120 meters and the Mohini peak is about 90 meters from its base. These two peaks are solid composition of black crystalline limestone.
As per the mythology, Lord Vishnu (as Mohini) killed an evil demon, Basmasura at this place.
A cave temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is found at the base of the Bhairaveshwara shikhara. Water drips from the projecting rocks over the Shiva linga, and people call this water as Gangodbhava.
The idol of Goddess Parvathis is found at the base of the Mohini Shikara.
The other attraction is a small waterfall nearby.
Where to stay?
There is no accommodation at Yana. It is suggested to stay at Kumta or Sirsi.
Distances from Yana
Kumta: 25 km
Sirsi: 40 km
Bangalore: 500 km
How to get there:
Nearest Airport: Dabolim (Goa): 210 km
Nearest Railhead: Kumta
Road: One has to walk about 5 km from a place called "Vaddi Cross" near Sirsi to reach Yana
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