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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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  • Loved the intricate carvings. Lots of gold also used in building this temple. Very popular with tourists. 
  • A little off the Mysuru-Ooty highway, this temple is also known as the Dakshin Kashi. The temple is believed to be between 500 and 1000 years old. According to the local legend, the soil and the water...  more »
  • The temples take your breath away so much work goes into building them and the carvings are hand made. Lots of gold to be seen When you go to the temple like most places of worship be prepared for the...  more »