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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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  • The Srikanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud is a must visit for all Shiva devotees. The Lord, in the form of a Linga, is just amazing and it one of the most popular tourist destinations. Folks who are on h...  more »
  • Lord Srikanteshwara is the presiding deity of Nanjangudu. The place is of historical as well as religious significance. The architecture of the temple is exquisite and requires special mention. Kapila...  more »
  • This temple is about 40 kms from Mysore at Nanjangud. If u have the time ,this place is a must see. The architecture is very unique , intricate , detailed and grandiose. The temple is very big and has...  more »