Nanjangud: 25Km from Mysore, a holy place, described as Garalapuri, is famous because of the huge Nanjundeswara or Srikanteswara temple. It is believed that sage Gauthama stayed here for some time and installed a Linga, the idol form of Shiva. Nanjangud is also known as 'Dakshina Kashi' or Varanasi of the South.
Nanjangud is situated on the right bank of the river Kapila or Kabini, one of the tributaries of the Cauvery River. Nearby the town is the Sangam, where the Kapila and the Gundlu rivers join. The spot is called "Parashurama Kshetra". It is here that Parashurama said to have had himself expiated for the sin of beheading his mother. A stream called Churnavati, over-flowing from the tank, joins the Gundlu or Kaundinya River here. There is a Parashurama temple of the Mysore style, now renovated fully and in the sanctum Lord Parashurama is worshipped. This quiet place has shrines of Maruthi and a newly built Basaveshvara temple.
Nanjangud is an important industrial centre in Mysore district. On the Mysore-Ootacamund (Ooty) Road, many multinational companies have set up their units in the industrial area. The major ones are Nestle, TVS, S.Kumar's, and AT&S
How to Reach Nanjangud Temple:
By Air : The nearest domestic airport is Mysore 20 kms away & nearest International airport is located at Bangalore and this is situated around 160 km from the town
By Rail : The nearest railway station is Mysore , which is 23 kms.
By Road : Most busses from Mysore which go towards Gundalpet, Chamarajanagar, Coimbatore, Ooty, Calicut(Khozikode), Thrissur, Ernakulum and Kottayam pass through Nanjangud.