LEGENDS AND HISTORY OF KOLAR
Valmiki, the author of the Ramayana, is said, to have lived here. This is where Sita gave birth to her twin sons Lava, Kusha ,and they grew up under his care. Ravana, having sent Maricha in the disguise of a golden deer to lure Lord Rama and Lakshmana, kidnapped Sita in their absence. Rama finally managed to kill the golden deer and as per legend, the remains of the golden deer spread over a large area. These remains are attributed to be the reason behind the presence of gold in Kolar Gold Field.