According to the epic Ramayana written by sage Valmiki, this is the very place where Lady Sita gave birth to her two sons, Lava & Kush, during her exile from Lord Ram’s realm. This is also the site where Lava & Kush waged war against their father Lord King Ram. Lady Sita is believed to be the daughter of mother earth, hence her name is Avanisuta. The establishment of Sita Mata Temple in Avani is based on this legend. However, there is another legend about Avani too.
According to the Puranas, this is where Lord Adi Jambav gifted away the Shyamanatak Jewel and his daughter, Jambavati’s hand in marriage to Lord Sri Krishna. The architecture of the temple however belongs to the skilled craftsmanship of the famous Nolomba Dynasty. All these mythological stories make Avani a divine destination for the people of every religion. It is often regarded as the purifying city, Gaya of South India. The hilltop Sita Mata Temple, the verdant hills and the Ramalingeshwara Temple of Avani are the main tourist attractions here.