Built Date: It was in 1659
What is Chamundeshwari Devi Temple?
The Chamundeshwari temple is an old temple situated on the top of the Chamundi hills. The temple is considered one among 18 Shakti Peethas. The temple is about 13k.m. away from Mysore. This place is momentous to the Hindu religious people. Chamundeshwari temple was named from the inspiration of Chamundeshwari Devi also called the Fierce form of Shakti.
What is the history of the Chamundeshwari Devi temple?
The temple is devoted to Devi Durga/Chamundeshwari who is the tutelary deity of Mysore Maharajas for centuries. It is believed that The Hoysala rulers built the main temple in the 12th century. On the other hand, The Vijayanagar rulers built this temple’s tower in the 17th century.
Who is Chamundeshwari?
Chamundeshwari Devi is acquainted as Devi Durga the demon’s slayer. She is also recognized with goddesses Parvati or kali. She slew many demons like Chanda, Munda, and Mahishasur the buffalo-headed monster. She amalgamated with power, protection, motherhood, and wars. In Hindu mythology, Devi Durga arrives in many forms and names with different aspects. From these inspirations, Durga Puja which is also known as Navratri has been held every year around the world. The Navaratri is considered one of the biggest festivals for Hindu devotees.
What are the inside and outside views of the temple?
The architecture of the Chamundeshwari temple is formed as per Dravidian style. The temple is at the top of the hill. That’s why everyone sees the city of Mysore from tremendous prospects. Before entering the main mandir, there will be a gate with heavenly artwork. The door is so beautiful that it could steal anyone’s heart and time. Considering the outside view, the area is full of mesmerizing things like other temples, gardens, fine art on the walls, etc. Moreover, inside the temple, there will be a sculpture of Chamunda where people worship her.
Is it safe to visit the Chamundeshwari temple?
Yes, the Chamundeshwari temple is safe for everyone who comes to pray and visit.
Why are people attracted to the temple?
Chamundeshwari temple is one of the holiest places for Hindu religious. It is also an amazing travel place for travellers. The whole ambience of the temple is so restful. Because of its significance the temple is enthralled by a huge number of devotees and people. Besides, the temple’s outstanding architecture and angelic environment attract the people so much.
Are there any parking facilities in Chamundeshwari temple?
Yes, there is a good amount of space near the temple for two or four-wheelers.
Is there any cost for keeping shoes or luggage before entering the temple?
Before entering the temple visitors can keep their shoes, luggage, and other things at the counter with a cheap price.
Is photography allowed in the temple?
As a standard rule, photography is forbidden during pooja. People can take pictures of other views.
What is the visiting time of Chamunda temple?
The visiting time in this temple is separated in two ways. During the summer season the temple opens from 5a.m. to 12p.m. and 1p.m. to 10p.m. On the contrary during winters the temple opens from 6 a.m to 12p.m. and 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
How to reach :
By Bus: The nearest bus stop to Chamundeshwari temple is Chamundi Hill Stop. The stop is about a 6 min walk away. Bus services are available every 20 min .
By Air: Mysore Airport (MYQ) is the closest to Chamundeshwari temple which is at a distance of 160 k.m.