Shri Katyayani Baneshwar Temple is located in Aversa village, Ankola Taluka, Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka State. Map Location : https://goo.gl/maps/NixtqnNJvmQ2
This Deity was brought from Banavli(Benaulim), Goa during 16th cent AD. Shri Katyayani is the Kuladevi (Family Deity) to many Konkani Gaud Saraswat Brahmins, Saraswat Brahmins and Daivajnya Brahmins.
This is the only temple from Goa, to be relocated to Aversa with all the original idols of the main deities of Shree Katyayani, Shree Baneshwar, Shri Grampurush, Shri Nirakar, Shri Rampurush, Shri Kalabhairav, Shri Daad and all other temple deities during the Portuguese invasion. The idol of Katyayani is known for having a tilted head just like the Navadurga Devi located in Madkai (Goa).