Chamundeswari Temple Mysore - Karnataka
Chamundeswari Temple Mysore
Located on top of chamundi hills is this famous chamundi temple which was built in 12th century. The hill gets its name from thegoddess kali or chamundi, She is also given a name called 'Mahishasura Mardhini' for killing the demon mahishasura. Goddess chamundi is also the family deity of maharaja's of mysore. This temple is built in a fine quadrangular structure with a high 'gopuram' which is visible from many miles. This place is about 13 kms from mysore by road. Their is also 1000 step laid from start of this hill in bottom to the temple on the top for Piligrims to climb this hill so that they get relived from their past karmas.
Half way on to this hills is Nandi Bull statue, a 4.8M height monolith, close to the temple stands a gigantic statues of the demon Mahishasura.
Tuesdays & Fridays are very auspicious day for visiting this temple.
How to Reach Chamundeswari Temple:
By Air : Mangalore is the nearest domestic airport, which is 154 kms away and Bangalore is the nearest international airport, which is 260 kms away.
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Hassan, which is 34 km.
By Road : Halebid is well connected by KSRTC & Private bus services. It is connected to all major cities nearby.