This natural wonder in a small village of Karnataka will take your breath away

Tripoto
29th Jun 2018

Hidden gem in the Uttara Kannada District, Yana shot to fame after being portrayed as a picnic spot in the Kannada movie, Nammoora Mandara Hoove.

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Nestled among rolling hills and surrounded by a thick forest, stand the black limestone monoliths of Yana village. Courtesy: Sharat Chandra

Yana finds a mention in mythology, after earning a boon from Shiva to turn anyone he touches into ash, the demon Bhasmasura tries to touch the head of Shiva, who pleads to Vishnu to intervene. Vishnu appears to Bhasmasura in the form of the alluring Mohini, charming him so completely that the demon proposes to her. Mohini agrees but on one condition – he will have to match her steps as she dances. The demon immediately agrees, and as the dance progresses, he forgets his boon. Mohini touches her head and Bhasmasura follows suit. The explosion was so intense that it turned the stones this dark.

There is a small water stream to the right en route. Don't forget to have a look at it.

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As we look up at the sky, the sheer enormity of the massif of Mohini Shikara makes us speechless.

Photo of This natural wonder in a small village of Karnataka will take your breath away by sagar sakre

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The 120-meter tall Bhairaweshwara Shikara is the biggest Monolith here.

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The soaring black limestone peaks of Yana

Photo of This natural wonder in a small village of Karnataka will take your breath away by sagar sakre
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