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Srikanteshwara Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

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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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  • I'm not religious type, visited this temple when came to know this is the biggest temple in Karnataka. Once I have entered felt the good vibes and it took the visit to a different level. Its quite big...  more »
  • Our visit to this historical temple was memorable as improvemts are vast and good. Nice idea is about constantly flowing water near the main entry. Inside many lingas and different deities add glamour...  more »
  • Built in the traditional Dravidian style of temple architecture,Sri kanteshwara temple has 121 statues of the various form of Lord Shiva along with 65 lingams.The temple reflects the local culture and...  more »