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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 temple is at a distance of 25 km from Mysore. We reached here in evening. Luckily there was no Que. So we have darshan with ease. This is an ancient and well-known temple of Lord Shiva. Do visit w...  more »
  • It was indeed a holy trip to Nanjangud's Srikanteshwara Temple. Ancient Temple well maintained & had the Darshan to family 's heart content.  more »
  • Its a wonderful temple with historical significance and the architecture is just awesome. Your sure to have a divine intervention.  more »
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  • It's a must visit worship place. The temple houses God Srikanteshwara ( God Shiva ). It's an very old temple with lot of stone works. It's maintained very well.
  • Holy place. Shiva temple. Around 24km from mysore. Many buses are available from ksrtc bus stand.
  • Large, ancient Shiva temple in Nanjangud on the banks of the river Kapila. Very serene surroundings, though the temple can get crowded on festival days. It is a popular temple, so do expect crowds in the temple complex. Spend some time on the serene river banks and take a small boat (theppa) ride if you feel like it. Not being hurried is the key to a peaceful visit to this temple. The roads to Nanjangud have been relaid from Mysore so getting there is really easy now. Many government and private buses also ply to the temple.
  • Siva Temple very famous. It is an hour journey from Mysore.
  • Very religious. Well maintained place.