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Chamundeswari devi Peeth


           Chamundeshwari Temple is a famous Goddess Durga temple situated on the top of Chamundi Hills around 13 km from Mysore in Karnataka, India. The temple enshrines Chamundeshwari Devi, the fierce form of Goddess Shakti. Goddess Chamundeshwari is a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas. The deity of Goddess Chamundeshwari is said to be made of gold and the temple doors are built of silver. The temple features a jewel Nakshatra-Malike where 30 Sanskrit Slokas are inscribed on it.

The original temple of Chamundeshwari in Chamundi Hills was constructed by Hoysala rulers in the 12th century. The temple has a seven storey tall Gopura which is constructed in by Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1827. A small idol of Lord Ganesha can be seen near the main gate.

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About Temple:

           Foundation of Sri Chamundeswari Temple is considered to build in 12th century old while its tower is relatively new about 300 years old. The temple has a seven story tall and 40 metre high 'gopuram' adorned with intricate carvings. Major attraction of the temple is the idol of the Chamunda Devi which is said to be made of solid gold. Even the gates of the temple are made of silver. The temple also boasts of a jewel Nakshatra-Malike with 30 Sanskrit shlokas inscribed on it. A 16-foot-high statue of the demon Mahishasura near the temple is another significant feature of Sri Chamundeswari Temple. This is so because Mahishasura was slain by the goddess Chamundeswari (Durga or Parvati) to protect the area. Hence Chamundi Devi is also lovingly known as the Goddess of Mysore. The word 'Chamundi' means terrible, and this is another name for Parvati, who is in an angry mood to slay the demon.

The Chamundi temple has always been patronised by the rulers of Mysore. In 1659 Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar built 1,000 steps and big Nandi, Lord Shiva's Bull. This gigantic Nandi is likely one of the largest within India, 16 ft. (4.8 meters) tall in the front and 25 ft. (7.5 meters) in length. The magnificent pendent bells around its neckline are exquisite. Nandi as well as the temple beside it can be found at the 700th step of the Chamundi Hill.


Krishnaraja Wodeyar III repaired the holy place in 1827 and built the current attractive forty-meter and seven storied Gopura (tower at the doorway) with gold finials, and set up statues of his and his 3 queens. In 1827, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III made arrangements for festivals and processions and gifted Simhavahana in 1843.


How to reach:

By Air: Mysore has a small domestic airport which is connected to Bangalore. Bangalore is also the nearest international airport which is at a distance of 140 km away from Mysore. There are regular flights to Bangalore from all the major cities in India. Bangalore is connected to many international cities as well. Taxi services are available from Bangalore to Mysore which costs about Rs 3000.

By Bus: There is an excellent bus service provided by Karnataka State Road Transport Corporation. Vanities of tourist buses are available from Bangalore to Mysore and fare is about Rs 4 to 5 per km.

By Train: Mysore railway station is connected to Bangalore, which is 140 km away. Bangalore is well connected to all the other cities in India.


MahaSakthi Peetas

sankari devi

Kamakshi devi

Shrinkala devi

Chamundeswari devi

Jogulamba devi

Bhramramba devi

Mahalakshmi devi

Eka Verika devi

Mahakalai devi

Puruhutika devi

Girija devi

Manikyamba devi

Kamarupa devi

Madhaveswari devi

Vaishnao devi

Sarvamangala devi

Visalakshi devi

Saraswathi devi

 
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