Chamundeswari Temple, Mysore

Chamundeswari Temple

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Rank 17
Ranked 17 of 33,
in Mysore
Chamundeswari Temple
Average Rating
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41 Ratings & 35 Reviews

What travellers are saying about this Sightseeing

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  • Good 5
  • Average 1
  • Below Average 2
  • Poor 0
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  • Best Time:  During Sunrise
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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  • Camera/Video allowed
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35 traveller reviews for Chamundeswari Temple

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Saranya Devanathan
  • Saranya Devanathan
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 175 photos
  • 96 Reviews

"Goddess in a Green Sari"

  • 4.50/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
It is a nice temple. The Goddess is in sari. I was happy to see a green sari. The feet are in front of the temple separately. The entrance to the temple had silver doors. The motifs are very special. It is there both in silver and stone........ More
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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 118 Reviews

"Amazing view from the hill top"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Chamundeshwari temple is on top of famous Chamundi hills in Mysore. The place is usually crowded but still its worth going there. Amazing view of Mysore from the top. The special entry tickets for the darshan is also available. More
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  • Anandan
  • 2 Reviews

"Road to the temple needs improvement"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
The road to the temple was blocked due to the arrival of some politicians. Hence people were told to climb the hills which made people really strain themselves and very tired by the time they reached the temple. More
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  • Rajaraman
  • 6 Reviews

"Exceptional experience we had"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Do not miss the Chamundeswari Temple. The place gives you pleasant feelings. More
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  • Gopal
  • 5 Reviews

"Revisiting the temple"

  • 6.00/7
  • Posted 3 months ago
Since we did not get a good darshan at the first time, we went to the temple again. More
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About Chamundeswari Temple

    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

This temple is as famous as the Dussera of Mysore! Located atop Chamundi Hills, the Chamundeswari Temple was built in the honour of Goddess Chamundi. The goddess is the family deity of the Mysore Maharajas who added sections to the temple and made it what it is today. The original structure of the temple dates back to the 12th century, while its tower is nearly 300 years old

Like most temples in Karnataka, this temple features a seven storey Gopuram richly engraved. The golden idol of the Goddess is the main charm and attraction of this temple, while the silver-plated doorway adds to the richness. The shrine is richly decorated with intricate carvings and extraordinary statues. The artworks and sculptures of this temple lend it an elegant charm and unique grace. There is a gorgeous gem called nakshatra malike which has Sanskrit mantras engraved on it.

A 16 foot colourful statue of the demon Mahishasura near the temple is an attractive feature. This is because Mahishasura was slain by Goddess Chamundeshwari to protect the areas from his atrocities. Therfore the name Chamundi also signifies the angry mood of the Goddess.

On top of the sanctum sanctorum is a small tower or Vimana that can be seen from outside the temple. During the 10 day Dussera festival special prayers are offered to the Goddess. The Vedas are chanted in the temple and various music performances are held here. After Dussera, on the auspicious Ashwayuja Pournime, a Rathotsava or car festival is conducted during the Jathra or annual festival on top of the hill. This is followed by Theppotsava (floating festival) that is held in the night. All these festivities attract devotees by the thousands.

This temple is approximately 13kms from Mysore city and can be reached by road. While Tuesdays and Fridays are considered to be auspicious to visit the temple, the best time of the year to pay a visit to the Goddess is during Dussera amidst the pomp and splendour of the 10 day festivities in and around Mysore.

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