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Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)
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Visit Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, a temple dedicated to the fearsome Chamunda, an incarnation of Shakti, nestled on top of the towering Chamundi hills. Climb the 1,000 steps that lead up to the hill's summit, or take a drive to the top to reach the temple and admire its Dravidian architectural style. The temple area can get crowded, but you can enjoy sweeping views of Mysore from 1,173 m (3,489 ft) above sea level. Arrange your visit to Sri Chamundeshwari Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Mysuru (Mysore) using our Mysuru (Mysore) vacation generator.
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To go up the hill you have 2 options from car park ~ helicopter inr 2500 per person but it won't stop on the top it's just a ride for few mins. Other option is by govt. Bus which is free but takes som... read more »
It is sitiuated on a hill and due to Dussera, there was free busses to the temple. Very nice and also food was very reasonable in the nearby restaurants.
it is a must see. ac buses are available from the city bus stop and take you to the top of the hill. ticket is also cheap
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple (one of Shakti Peeth of Mother Sati), Mysore, Karnataka state of BHARAT (India) The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas. The Chamundeshwari Temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha and one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas. It is known as Krouncha Pitham as the region was known in Puranic times as Krouncha Puri. The origin of Shakti Peethas is associated to the mythology of Daksha yaga and Sati's self immolation. The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its tower was probably built by the Vijayanagar rulers of the 17th century. In 1659, a flight of one thousand steps was built leading up to the 3000 foot summit of the hill. At the temple are several images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva). There is a huge granite Nandi on the 800th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away. This Nandi is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells. The temple has a seven storey tall Gopura decorated with intricate carvings. The deity of the goddess is said to be made of gold and the temple doors of silver.
Thanks to frequent air condtioned Volvo buses to hills, it is easy to reach from mysore (and the famous Mysore Zoo is in on the way). In temple always a seizable number of crowd for dharsan. Normally we made our dharsan 30 minutes.
This is the holy place where it is believed that Goddess Chamundeshwari ended the life of the so-called immortal Asura Mahishasura. Mahishasura Mardini!
The temple is very beautiful. Liked it a lot! Planning again to visit this temple next july with family! Though next time i am not going to enter the temple as the behavior of the lady guards inside the temple there were terrible!! Zero stars for that! I bought a tokri of flowers and wanted to offer them for puja. After waiting for more than half and hour when i went inside ,due to language problem I was not understanding what the priest was saying! As i was giving the flowers to the priest and asking him to give me some flowers from the goddess as token , a lady guard standing there grab my hand in a very bad manner and pushed me outside the get!! She was kind of saying some stuff which i did not understand but seeing her facial expressions i could understand she was some how pissed! I was stunned! i didn't understand what was happening! I asked her what was the problem but she pointed her finger towards the get so that i can let my self out from there. I felt so insulted that i left the place immediately!! I think they should behave more politely with the tourists as some of us do not know their local language! Never had such experience!!
Me & My Two friends visited this holy place last winter. This temple is located on top of the Chamundi hills, this Devi temple offers a great peaceful and serene ambiance. You can also have a scenic view of the Mysore city from top of this hills. Nice location and view is great. Really felt devolution.
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