Srikanteshwara Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Visit an architectural feat and religious place with more than 1,200 years of tradition and history at Srikanteshwara Temple. Commissioned during the rule of Ganga Dynasty in the 9th century, it is dedicated to god Shiva. See the 66 idols of Nayanmar saints and more than 100 shrines and ‘lingas’, which means representations and effigies of Shiva. Listen to the story of how the eyesight of the royal elephant was restored on Tippu Sultan’s prayers, proving the power of Shiva. Observe the Dravidian architectural style with this seven-storey high building decorated with gold and sculptures, upgraded over centuries with each ruler trying to surpass the improvements of the previous. For Srikanteshwara Temple and beyond, use our Mysuru (Mysore) travel itinerary maker to get the most from your Mysuru (Mysore) vacation.
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If you have the time, this temple should not be missed. The architecture itself is a treat to your eyes, besides well maintained temple complex inside. There is a huge Shiva statue at a distance of 10... read more »
Very popular temple in karnataka where people plan to do some functions Temple is newly re-painted Hugh area Has good lunch served as Prasadam The river near temple is also good.. Theppa ride Swimming... read more »
It is right in the centre of the town. Most buses stop near the temple. It is a Shiva temple with idols of goddess Parvati,Ganpati,Subramanya,Sharada,nava grahas&Balaji.A huge Nandi is facing away fro... read more »
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