Chamundeshwari Temple

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Chamundeshwari Temple
Chamundeshwari Temple Gopura
Chamundeshwari Temple Gopura
Chamundeshwari Temple is located in Karnataka
Chamundeshwari Temple
Location in Karnataka
Geography
Coordinates 12°16′21″N 76°40′14″E / 12.272474°N 76.670611°E / 12.272474; 76.670611Coordinates: 12°16′21″N 76°40′14″E / 12.272474°N 76.670611°E / 12.272474; 76.670611
Country India
State Karnataka
District Mysore
Locale Chamundi Hill
Culture
Sanctum Chamundeshwari
Major festivals Navaratri

The Chamundeshwari Temple is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India.[1] The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Krouncha Peetham[edit]

The Chamundeshwari Temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha and one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas, it is known as Krouncha Pitham as the region was known in Puranic times as Krouncha Puri.

Description[edit]

The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its tower was probably built by the Vijayanagar rulers of the 17th century; in 1659, a flight of one thousand steps was built leading up to the 3000 foot summit of the hill.[2] At the temple are several images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva). There is a huge granite Nandi on the 800th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away, this Nandi is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells

Bus Route[edit]

  • City Bus Stand
  • Palace
  • Hardinge Circle
  • Gandhi Vana. Police Parade Ground
  • Zoo Gardens
  • Race Course. Mall of Mysore
  • Administrative Training Instt
  • SDM IMD
  • Chamundi Hill

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