Chamundeswari Temple in Mysore Karnataka

Here is Some Information about Chamundeswari Temple in Mysore Karnataka India.

Location: Chamundi Hills, Mysore, Karnataka
Built in:12th century
Built By: Hoysala rulers
Dedicated to: Goddesh Chamundi Devi.
Entry: Free
Photography:Allow
Temple Timing: 6:00 Am to 9:00Pm
Significance: One of the most Goddesh Temple
Visiting Timing: 30 Mins
Best time to Visit: Oct to March
Nearest Railway Station:Mysore Junction
Nearest Air Port: Bangalore Air Port

Shri Chamundeshwari Temple at Mysore in Karnataka state is very elegant at its architectural structure situated about 13 km from Mysore city on the top of Chamundi Hills. The temple of Chamundeshwari constitutes about one thousand steps to the hill. Chamundeshwari Temple belongs to 12th century date built by Hoysalas while the temple tower built by Vijayanagar kings which has 300 years old history. The Chamundeshwari Temple enshrines goddess Durga as Chamundi form of her. Earlier the hill was called as Mahabala Parvata but due to the deity Chamundi the hill named as Chamundi hill. The Chamundeshwari Temple has fine quadrangular structure of Dravidian style of architecture. The temple of Chamundeshwari has seven storeys of about 40 mt high gopuras at the entrance with exquisite carvings. Chamundeshwari Temple as it belongs to 12thcentury was a small temple then later it was built as a huge temple by Hoysalas. In ancient days human and animal sacrifices were made regularly at this temple, but was stopped in the 18th century. When Mysore Maharajas ruled the state they made expansions to the Chamundeshwari Temple and it has become a big temple in Karnataka. The history behind the Chamundeshwari Temple is that goddess Chamundeshwari killed demon Mahishasura at the top of Chamundi hill and saved Mysore. And so goddess Chamundeshwari is referred as the goddess of Mysore along with the name of the city of Mysore.

Visitor Attractions of Chamundeshwari Temple

Located on top of the 3000 ft high Chamundi Hills, it takes 1000 steps to reach the Chamundeshwari Temple. A 16 foot high statue of Mahishasura, whom Goddess Chamundeswari killed to protect the people, can be seen near the temple.

On the 800th step of the Chamundi Hills is a huge granite Nandi, the vahana of Lord Shiva, on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple. The statue of Nandi, one of the largest statues in India, is around 24 feet long and more than 15 feet high. Nandi is adorned with magnificent pendent bells around its neck. The Nandi statue and the 1000 steps are built by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar in 1659.

Chamundeshwari Temple Pooja Timings 

The temple opening and closing timings include

07.30 AM to 02.00 PM
03.30 PM - 06.00 PM
07.30 PM - 09.00 PM

Chamundeshwari Temple Festivals 

The 10 days annual Dasara festival is celebrated here with much religious importance. Special prayers and chanting of Vedas are held at the temple on these days. Various music performances are also conducted. Ratholsavam or Car Festival is celebrated on the on the auspicious Ashwayuja Pournami, after the Dussehra Festival. The Theppotsava or floating festival will be held on this occasion.

How to Reach Chamundeshwari Temple 

By Road:
Chamundi temple is well connected by road.

By Rail: Nearest Airport is Mysore

By Air Port:
Nearest Airport is Banglore.

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