Kalyani opposite Badiger temple is larger than the one near Durga Gudi. According to Hindu tradition, a source of water has to accompany a shrine, be it a river, lake pond or a well. Aihole being situated on the right bank of river Malaprabha has few wells in the village. Water stains on the walls clearly indicate dipping water-table.
Hindu epics (the Mahabharata and the Ramayana). The sanctity of Lokpal is attributable to tales of Lakshman, (brother of Lord Rama) Goddess Durga, the Pandavas and some Rishis as well. Lakshman is said to have meditated or done penance here . In a popular story, Lakshman was brought to the shore of Lokpal after being mortally wounded in battle with Meghnad .