One of the most honoured pilgrim spot,Sri Karinjeshwara temple is situated at a place called Karinja of Kavalamudur village in Bantwal taluk.The Karinjeshwara temple stands high on the hill amidst beautiful surroundings.
Shiva temple is situated on the top of a hill, 1500 ft high from sea level, looks like temple is standing on a huge stone. The temple architecture is built by stones. From Ukkadada bagilu” around 145 steps it’s the main entrance to Shiva temple. The Shiva Sannidhi covered with “Shilamaya Shiva” garbhagudi (shiva statue) “Metina Gudi” and a “Naivedya Kallu” (granite stone), and offers an enchanting view of the surroundings.
One of the temple’s specialities lies in the age old practice followed by the temple authorities of feeding monkeys led by the Alpha-Male called the Karinje-Dhadda on daily basis on Naivedya Kallu.