Mahabaleshwar Temple


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Mahabaleshwar Temple Overview

Ranked 85 of 147 sightseeing in Mysore

Mahabaleshwar Temple of Mysore is one among the most ancient and beautiful temples of the South. Situated atop the Chamundi Hills, Mahabaleshwara Temple is considered to be one among the most visited religious destinations in the South.  

There are many inscriptions that mention the existence of Mahabaleshwar Temple during 950 AD. The temple was expanded over the centuries by various kings who belonged to different dynasties. The Nava Ranga and Ardha Mantapa of Mahabaleshwara Temple were contributed by King Vishnuvardhana of Hoysala Empire and his successors.  The front Mantapa was added to the temple during the 17th century.

The images of Bhairava, Nataraja, Sapta Matrikas and Parvathi found in Mahabaleshwar Temple can be dated back to the Hoysala period where as the images of Vishnu, Mahishamardini, Brahma and Dakshnia Murthy belongs to the Ganga period. The images of Lord Indra and Bhilkshatana Shiva exhibit Chola style of architecture.

The ancient temple of Mahabaleshwar is visited by pilgrims especially during festivals. Situated towards the south of Chamundeswari Temple, the historic Mahabaleshwar Temple has become a hot spot for tourists who visit Mysore.

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Monday - Friday:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
8:00 AM -8:00 PM
Public Holidays:
8:00 AM -8:00 PM

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