Wednesday, 6 July 2011


KAIWARA is a small town in Chikkaballapur district of Karnataka state. The town was known as Ekachakrapura in Dwaparayuga. The Pandavas of India's greatest epic lived here during their vanavasa (period to be spent in forest). Bheema, the brother of Dharmaraja, has established a temple dedicated to Lord Shiva ( Bheemalingeswara temple).

(Bheemalingeswara temple in Kaiwara)
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This town is famous for the saint called Naranappa or popularly known as KAIWARA Thathaiah in Kannada & Telugu.He lived here during the last half of eighteenth century and first half of nineteenth century that is from 1726-1836 A.D. Who lived for 110 full and fruitful years.  Thathaiah was a bilingual poet. Narayanappa has written number of prophecies about forthcoming events Kaala Jnana.He has also written Keertanas (poems in praise of the Lord in different forms) in praise of Amara Narayanaswamy, the incarnation of Lord Vishnu, both in Kannada and Telugu languages. The Keertanas are comparable to those of famous Keertanakaras of Karnataka like Purandaradasa and Kanakadasa. He also appears to have influenced by the Vemana Kavi and VeeraBramhendra swamy of present Andhra pradesh and also Sarvajna of the present Karnataka.

One of his valuable writings is Bramhanandpuri Shataka in which he has explained all the nuances of Yoga in depth and detail.

How to Reach Kaiwara 
The route map to Kaiwara is shown below. One can take old Madras road from Bangalore and reach Kaiwara(Via Hoskote, Nandagudi & H-Cross). It is almost 1 hour 30 minutes journey by Car. Alternatively, Kaiwara can be reached from Devanahalli (Where Bengaluru international Airport is located) via Vijayapura & H-Cross.

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