The Chamundi Temple on top of the Chamundi hills is the most famous temple in Mysore, since Goddess Chamundi or Chamundeshwari is the presiding deity of Mysore. She is the tutelary deity held in great regard for hundreds of years by the royal family of Mysore. Initially the temple was small, but over the past few centuries, as a result of the aids and development made by the Mysore Maharajas it has become a big temple. In the ancient times, human and animal sacrifices were often made at this temple, but were stopped in the 18th century.
Location : Mysore,Karnataka.
The temple of goddess Chamundeshwari is a Shakti Peetha or powerful energy centres, and one of the eighteen Maha Shakti Peethas of the world. It is also called Krouncha Peetham because the area where it is located was known by the name of Krouncha Puri in the Vedic Era.
The heritage city stand-out for the shrine of Chamundeshwari, who is the slayer of demons Chanda and Munda, as well as the invincible king of demons, Mahishasura.
Skanda Purana, the holy ancient texts, talks of a pious place known as Trimuta Kshetra which is believed to be enclosed by eight hills and Chamundi Hills is believed to be one of those eight sacred hills. Long ago, the hill was also known as Mahabaladri to adulate Lord Shiva who is worshipped in the Mahabaleswara Temple, the oldest shrine situated atop the eight holy hills in the region.
Later, however, the hill was renamed as Chamundi Hills to honour, Goddess Chamundi, one of the main protagonists of the Devi Mahatmayam. Goddess Chamundi is a manifestation of Devi Parvati, the divine spouse of Shiva.
The temple of Goddess Chamundi possesses supreme powers to grant boons, therefore, every year a score of people take a pilgrimage to the shrine across Karnataka and the whole of India.
A great legacy of Karnataka, the 1000-plus year-old shrine of Chamundeshwari was initially small-sized. Its fame spread far and wide when the Wondeyar Clan took over the reign of the kingdom of Mysuru in 1399 A.D. Due to their fondness for Devi worship, the Wodeyars accepted Goddess Chamundeshwari as their guardian deity.
In 1659, a steep staircase having one thousand steps was built to reach the 3000-feet high hills where the shrine is located.
The gem in the crown of Mysuru, Chamundi Hills, is like heaven itself. Its forests are rich in fauna, flora and avifaunal wealth. As for the architecture of the Chamundi temple, it is a quadrangular edifice constructed as per Dravidian style. It has a main door, an entrance, Navranga Hall, Antharala Mantapa, Sanctum Sanctorum, and Prakara.
An enchanting seven-tier Gopura (pyramidal tower) is located at the entrance and a Vimana (small tower) can be seen on top of the sanctum sanctorum. Onto the Shikhara (the tower at the entrance) are placed seven golden kalasha (sacred urns).
Krishnaraja Wodeyar III renovated the temple in 1827 A.D and the blessed king also installed a Sinha-vahana (mount of lion), cars for the deities and loads of other valuables to the temple. The cars donated by the king are still used during special religious occasions and grand events.
Pick up from Bangalore Railway Junction.
Proceed Towards Mysore.
Hotel Check In.
Sri Chamarajendra Zoological garden.
Sri Chamundeshwari Temple.
Overnight stay at Mysore.
Morning Breakfast at Hotel.
Check out from Hotel.
Then Proceed towards Lalitha Mahal.
Government Sandalwood Oil Factory.
Regional Museum Of Natural History.
Melody world wax museum.
Proceed towards Bangalore.
Finally drop at Bangalore Railway Junction.
What 's Included
We can provide stay for ( 2*, 3*, 5*, 7* )
2.Double sharing Rooms
5.Royal Suite Rooms
( as per requirement )
From Trip start to till end the Tour Guide will be take care
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