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Navilateertha Dam, near Saundatti, Karnataka

Navilatirtha (also written Navilateertha, Naviltirth) it a well-known picnic spot,[1] in Belgaum District, Karnataka, near Saundatti, on the Renuka sagara (Renuka lake), which is on the Malaprabha river.

At Saundatti there is the famous Renuka (Yallamma) temple at Yallammagudda.

Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji[edit]

Navilatirtha is said to be where Gurudeva Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswami meditated in 1932.

Kundalini was awakened as the result of worship of the Devi, Mahatapasvi Shri Kumarswamiji, at the age of 18. He had remarkable spiritual experiences. Another significant stage in his spiritual development was the 'attainment of the siddhi of levitation during his yogic practices at Navilateertha[2] on the banks of Malaprabha River, he attained oneness with ruler of Time and Space.



  1. ^ "NAVILTHIRTHA". Archived from the original on March 9, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-21. 
  2. ^ "Life Sketch of His Holiness Mahatapasvi Shri KumarSwamiji". Archived from the original on January 6, 2009. Retrieved 2008-11-21.