The Lokapavani is a tributary of the river Kaveri. It originates from Honakere, Hobli, Mandya and flows near the Karighatta hills. The river converges with Cauvery at Srirangapatna. The place of convergence is a triveni sangama, where two other tributaries of the Cauvery join Lokapavani. Around 1 km from the sangama is the famed Gumbaz, a tomb and Mosque built by Tipu Sultan as a tribute to Hyder Ali.
The river has two anicuts, one at Bolenahalli and another at Uyyanahalli, which are used to divert water from the river for agricultural purposes. The Lokapavani was in the news recently because it had dried up completely prior to the monsoon. The farmers near the dried up section of the river blamed illegal lifting of the water and lack of rain as the main reasons for the phenomenon.