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Chamundeswari Temple - Mysore India

City: Mysore

State: Karnataka

Location: South India

Altitude: 1062 m

Type of Construction: Ancient

Type of Building: Temple

Dedicated To: Chamunda Devi

Religion: Hinduism

Festival: Dussehra

Visit Timings: Tuesday and Friday


About The Chamundeswari Temple in Mysore Karnataka : Foundation of Sri Chamundeswari Temple is considered to build in 12th century old while its tower is relatively new about 300 years old. The temple has a seven story tall and 40 metre high 'gopuram' adorned with intricate carvings.


Major attraction of the temple is the idol of the Chamunda Devi which is said to be made of solid gold. Even the gates of the temple are made of silver. The temple also boasts of a jewel Nakshatra Malike with 30 Sanskrit shlokas inscribed on it. A 16 foot high statue of the demon Mahishasura near the temple is another significant feature of Sri Chamundeswari Temple. This is so because Mahishasura was slain by the goddess Chamundeswari (Durga or Parvati) to protect the area. Hence Chamundi Devi is also lovingly known as the Goddess of Mysore. The word 'Chamundi' means terrible and this is another name for Parvati, who is in an angry mood to slay the demon.

Dedicated To : Chamundeshwari ( Goddess Durga, the fierce form of Shakti)
Built in : 12th century
Temple Timings : Darshana and Pooja Timings: 7.30 a.m to 2 p.m and 3.30 to 6 p.m and 7.30 p.m to 9 p.m. Abhisheka Timings : 6 a.m. to 7.30 a.m and 6 p.m to 7.30 p.m | Friday 5 a.m to 6.30 a.m.
Elevation : 1000 meters (1001 steps)
Festivals Celebrated : Navaratri
Nearest Railway Station : Mysore Railway Station
Nearest Airport : Mysore Airport

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