Lokikere is a village in the Davangere Taluk District of Karnataka and is about 18 km from the Davangere City. There is a temple of Sri Anjaneyaswamy in the village. During one of the stays at Lokikere, Appa was discussing on Vedanta and related subjects with Sri Sreeenivasa Rao. During one such discussions, Sreenivasa Rao realised the greatness of Appa and became his disciple. In the house of Sreenivasa Rao, Appa gave out lectures on Brahman, cleared philosophical and spiritual enquiries, elucidated characteristics and features of the Guru and the Shishya. Such lectures went on continuously without food and sleep for days and nights together and is remembered as one of the longest and fulfilling lectures by all his devotees.