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Timings : Best Time to visit : Oct to Mar 6:00 AM - 1:30 PM 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM 6:00 AM - 10:00 PM (for Sundays)

Time Required : 2 to 4 hours

Entry Fee : No entry fee

Nanjangud, Mysore Overview

Mysore is a temple town located on the banks of Kabini river. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. It houses three main deities, Lord Nanjundeshwara, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi. During the procession of the chariot festival, shivalingas, mantapas and other idols are used. The temple built in 300-1000 CE during the reign of the Ganga dynasty. Later on, renovations were also done by the Hoysalas. That time the deity was called 'Hakim Nanjunda'. This name was being suggested by Tipu Sultan, when his elephant got cured through the prayers offered to the deity. From that day, the deity is considered as a healer among the worshippers and the devotees take a holy dip in the Kapila river after they are done with performing their rituals. They believe the ritual would cleanse them of their diseases. Lord Srikanteshwara is also known as Nanjundeshwara.

Nanjangud also known as "Dakshina Kashi", is a town in Mysore of Karnataka that lies on the banks of the river Kapila, which is situated 23 km from Mysore.This city is also popular for a variety of banana that are grown in the region. The temple is built in the Dravidian style. It houses three main deities, Lord Nanjundeshwara, Goddess Parvathi and Lord Vishnu with Sridevi and Bhudevi. During the procession of the chariot festival, shivalingas, mantapas and other idols are used. The temple built in 300-1000 CE during the reign of the Ganga dynasty. Later on, renovations were also done by the Hoysalas. That time the deity was called 'Hakim Nanjunda'. This name was being suggested by Tipu Sultan, when his elephant got cured through the prayers offered to the deity. From that day, the deity is considered as a healer among the worshippers and the devotees take a holy dip in the Kapila river after they are done with performing their rituals. They believe the ritual would cleanse them of their diseases. Lord Srikanteshwara is also known as Nanjundeshwara.

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History of the Temple

Mythological Importance

The Hindu mythology says that the Gods and demons churned the ocean in search of the amrut . In this process, first came the poison followed by amrut . Shiva drank the whole poison so that it doesn't spread across the universe . Parvati held his throat tightly so that it doesn't spread in his body. The poison was there in the throat and made it blue . That's why, Shiva is also known as Neelakantha . Nanjanagud in Kannada means "the place where Nanja resides" .

Construction of the temple

During 11th – 12th century, The Chola kings were the one who were involved in the construction of the temple . Later on, required additions were done by the Hoysalas and the Vijayanagara kings. The temple was also renovated by the Hoysala kings. It is known that Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan both had close associations with this temple. The Wodeyar kings of Mysore also contributed in the renovation of the temple.

Tips For Visiting Nanjangud

Carry camera , torch light , wear fully covered clothes , proper footwear , munchies, beverages and water along.

How To Reach Nanjangud

Connected via all means of transport. Bus service quite prominent.

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