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Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple in Nanjangud Karnataka India

Nanjangud is known as the Dakshina Kashi. Ancient name of Nanjangud is Garalapuri and also called Gulapura. Nanjangud is located at a distance of 25 km from Mysore city. The famous Srikanteswara or Nanjundeswara temple is situated here.Nanjangudtemple, picturesquely built on the right banks of Kapila (Kabini) River, is one of the oldest temples in India.Here is Some Fact about Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple in Nanjangud.


Location: On the banks of River Kapila in  Nanjangud Mysore district ,Karnataka
Built in: 325 - 1000 CE During Ganga period
Height: 385 feet
Dedicated to: Lord Siva
Significance : about 1000 years old Shiva temple
Entry: Free
Photography: Allowed 
Visiting timing: 1 hour
Best time to visit: Oct to Feb
Festivals : Maha Shivratri
How to reach by Air: The Nearest Airport is Bangalore International Airport.(22 KM)
How to reach by Rail:The Nearest  Railway station is Mysore station.
How to reach by Road: KSRTC Buses, Private Buses and Trains ply regularly from Mysore City.

More Information about Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple

on the banks of River Kapila (also known as Kabini) in Mysore district.Shri Nanjundeshwara or Srikanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud is one of the ancient temples of Karnataka.The temple was built about 11th Century.Later, this temple has then been renovated by the Hoysala kings. Both Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan had close associations with this temple. Wodeyar kings have provided various grants to renovate the temple.The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva known as here Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara.Nanjangud literally means the place where Lord Nanjundeshwara resides. Nanjundeshwara means the God who drank poison for welfare of the world.


It is believed that sage Gauthama stayed here for some time and has installed a Shiva Linga, the idol of Lord Shiva. Lord Nanjundeswara also referred to as Lord Srikanteswara, Vishakanta, Nanjunda. It is also believed that Lord Nanjundeshwara cures diseases of his devotees. The spacious temple also houses minor shrines of Lord Narayana, Chandikeswara, Parvathi, Natya Ganapathi and others.

Architecture of Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple

This big temple and measures 385 feet by 160 feet in dimension. The outer walls of the temple are about 12 feet high. The beautifully carved huge tower on top of main entrance has seven stages. On top of it there are seven gold plated Kalasas flanked by two horns.The interiors of temple is beautifully carved with several scupltures of dieties Shiva, Subramanya, Parvati, Chandikeshvara and Ganapathi. The pillars are carved with beautiful sculptures.Even on the exterior walls of the temple there are beautiful sculptures.

Abhishekm,Aarti and Opening timing of Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple

Morning Timings
Usha kala Abhishekam - 6:30 AM
Pratha kala Abhishekam - 9:00 AM
Sangama kala Abhishekam - 11:00 AM
Madhyana kala Abhishekam - 12:00 PM
Evening Timings
Pradoshkala Abhishekam - 6:30 PM
Ekanta kala Abhishekam - 8:00 PM
Temple will be open from Morning 6 AM to Evening 8:30 PM on Special Days, Sundays and Mondays.

Nearest visiting places of Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple

Sri Raghavendra Swamigala Mutt
Parashurama Kshetra
River Kapila or Kabini
B.V.Padit Sadvaidyashala
Badripur National Park
Himvad Gopalaswamy Betta

Address and contact details of Srikanteshwara or Nanjundeshwara Temple

Sri Srikanteshwaraswamy Temple,
Nanjangud – 571 301.
Mysore District.
Executive Officer :    223320
Office :    226245
Dormitory : 226542
Fax : 223523 

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