Ancient Temple - Srikanteswara temple, Mysore Review

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Review of Srikanteswara temple, Mysore

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Rank 10
Ranked 10 of 151,
in Mysore
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6.3 / 7 1
11 Ratings & 9 Reviews

What travellers are saying about Srikanteswara temple

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  1-2hrs
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9 traveller reviews for Srikanteswara temple

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Indrajit ray

  • Tourist
  • Indrajit ray
  • 6 Reviews
  •  1136 readers

"Ancient Temple"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Mar 28, 2016
1200 year temple. In good condition. Many deities and one pujari present in front of each deity. Seems they are separate people. Though not asking, but the expectation for money is there. However, not at all demanding. People are very humble and explains everything. You tend to pay on your will.
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Rupesh pathak

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  • Rupesh pathak
  • 2 photos
  • 65 Reviews
  •  39 helpful votes
  •  88722 readers

"Beautiful magnificent with large statue of Vishnu"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jan 9, 2016
The temple is a beautiful magnificent with large Courtyard, Sabha Garbh and Pillars. A large statue of Vishnu is the main attraction with many small temples inside. A very good place to visit and worship.
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Jaswanth Kumar

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  • Jaswanth Kumar
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 2 Reviews
  •  189 readers

"Temple surrounding is clean"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Dec 22, 2015
Srikanteshwara Temple is one of the oldest temple of lord Shiva. The entire temple is constructed on north Indian style, near the temple there will be a river in which the devotees will take a bath before visiting to the temple. After view of goddess Nanjundeshwara, the temple members will give a prasada to the devotees who visited. The surrounding of temple is maintained very clean, also good transportation from temple to other near cities.
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Samarth Raj

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  • Samarth Raj
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 19 photos
  • 30 Reviews
  •  8 helpful votes
  •  9755 readers

"Calm and serene place with a work of Art"

  • 5.5/7
  • Posted Oct 20, 2015
Srikanteshwara Temple is an ancient one, as old as the Vijayanagara Empire and is one of the most revered temples in South India.

Located in Nanjangud, a small town south of the city of Mysore, the town itself derives its name from the word Nanjundeshwara (other name of Lord Srikanteshwara).

The first thing that catches your attention when you look at the temple is the huge structure completely built with stone slabs and pillars. The 'Gopuram' or the main entrance to the temple is an imposing structure rising 60+ feet from the ground and has an enormous 18 feet door made of solid wood. The basic design of the complex is similar to other ancient temples of the south. But the main attraction in the temple is the stone carvings made on pillars, the intricate details sunk into rocks, the passion of the sculptors visible in the smooth finish of the sculptures of the deities placed around the main Sanctum.

It's an amazing sight and the atmosphere inside is calm and serene. One can feel the chill in the air inside the complex when compared to the heat outside. The temple management and the government have made great efforts in maintaining the complex clean and organised. But once you step outside, the chaos of hawkers selling items for puja, the constant movement of vehicles sets in.

One must visit the 'Kashi of the South' as this town is also known as.

I would suggest pilgrims to carry all necessary offerings for the temple and deity as the shops around the temple fleece people.

There is enough parking space around the temple, but the place gets overcrowded during the annual 'Jathre', so please check the dates.

Weekdays are calmer but weekends a bit crowded.
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Pawankalyan Gk

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  • Pawankalyan Gk
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 201 Reviews
  •  1413 helpful votes
  •  194508 readers

"Laddu is given as prasadam"

  • 6.5/7
  • Posted Aug 7, 2015
It is the temple of lord. Here temple is maintained by TTD. Every saturday laddu is given as prasadam in morning times. Darshan of special ticket of Rs. 200 can be done at 6 pm. During this darshan one can see lord Venkateshwara designed with beautiful flowers.
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About Srikanteswara temple

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    • 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
You can take visit the only Dravidian style temple in Nanjangud which is 25 kilometers away from Mysore. The Nanjundeswara or Srikanteswara temple is a significant pilgrim spot. Nanjangud is also a noteworthy industrial centre of Mysore district close to the River Kapila.

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