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Holy place in Nanjangud

Review of Shreekanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud, Mysore

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12 Ratings & 10 Reviews

What travellers are saying about Shreekanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud

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  • Average 1
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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  2-3hrs
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10 traveller reviews for Shreekanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud

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Mahadev Hiremath

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Holy place in Nanjangud"

  • 4.0/7
  • Posted Jan 19, 2016
This place is located near Mysore almost 21km from Mysore. A holy place of God Shiva also known as Srikanteshwara. This place also has stream of River Kaveri where one can go for boating. But the River is spoiled compare to before because of dirty things dumped.

The place is poor in cleanliness. Dust is too much. One can go for photography shoot as the place has good sculpture and stone architecture around the temple.

The best time is during sunrise and sunset. Afternoon time the temple will be closed.

The best season is Winter. In summer it will be too hot. Rainy season it will be too dirty too muddy and will be slippery.
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Platinum Platinum

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Wonderful temple"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 21, 2015
I visited the temple with my friend and two kids. The visit to temple was very peaceful. The temple is very ancient and very big. Very relaxing atmosphere. Do have prasadam and do take bananas from Nanjangud. Good day out with kids.
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Aayush Sn

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  • Lives in Bangalore
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"Holy place to visit and stay"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Nov 12, 2015
Good environment and holy place to visit with all and it has a very good atmosphere. Had a very good experience with my family and also had a lot of fun. A Holy and Peaceful place to stay. River is also clean and also the atmosphere to stay there with family and enjoy the vacation.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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"Temple of Lord Shiva"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
It is temple of Lord Shiva. Here we can see river running so that people can take bath here and get blessings of god. It is about 35 km from Mysore. We can get a train facility from Mysore. This temple is about 5000 years old built by Cholas. Parvati Devi temple is next to this temple. Various types of poojas are done here. Special darshan available. I advise travellers to go to this temple in morning and perform Abhisheka pooja.
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Giridhar Gowda

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"Divine shrine on the river bank"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted May 25, 2015
On the banks of Kabini river the divine shrine of Nanjundeshwara also Known as Sri Kanteshwara. Tippu Sultan had good faith in lord Nanjundeshwara and termed him as Hakim Nanjundeshwara meaning Doctor.
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About Shreekanteshwara Temple at Nanjangud

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Saturday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Sunday: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM , Public Holidays: 8.00 AM - 8.00 PM

Shreekanteshwara Temple or Nanjundeswara Temple is a popular pilgrimage destination situated at Nanjangud which is en route to Ooty from Mysore. Nanjangud is located at a distance of about 25 km from Mysore, nearby the banks of River Kapila, a tributary of the River Cauvery. Nanjangud derived this name from the Temple of Nanjundeswara Swamy.

The presence of Shreekanteshwara Temple has given Nanjangud another name, Garalapuri. The presiding deity at Shreekanteshwara Temple is Lord Shreekanteshwara, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

According to legend, it was Sage Gauthama who installed the linga at this place. Built in the traditional Dravidian style of temple architecture, Shreekanteshwara Temple covers about 1 acre of land and has 121 statues of the various forms of Lord Shiva along with 65 lingams.  

Tourists from far and wide visit Shreekanteshwara Temple of Nanjangud during the three day car festival of Sri Nanjundeswara Swamy, which is held at the end of March every year.

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