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Chamundeswari Temple

Posted on: November 13, 2008

Chamundeswari Temple

Chamundeswari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeeswari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Description

The original shrine is thought to have been built in the 12th century by Hoysala rulers while its tower was probably built by the Vijayanagar rulers of the 17th century. In 1659, a flight of one thousand steps was built leading up to the 3000 foot summit of the hill.[1]

At the temple are several images of Nandi (the bull mount of Shiva). There is a huge granite Nandi on the 800th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away. This Nandi is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells.[2]

The temple has a seven story tall ‘gopuram‘ decorated with intricate carvings. The idol of the Chamunda Devi is said to be made of solid gold and the temple gates are made of silver. [3]

References

  1. ^ Chamundeswari HIll Temple – Mysore. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  2. ^ Sri Chamundeswari of Mysore. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.
  3. ^ Chamundeswari temple. Retrieved on 2006-09-12.

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