Chamundeshwari Temple

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Chamundeshwari Temple
Chamundeshwari Temple Gopura
Chamundeshwari Temple Gopura
Chamundeshwari Temple is located in Karnataka
Chamundeshwari Temple
Chamundeshwari Temple
Location in Karnataka
Kannada ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ
Coordinates 12°16′21″N 76°40′14″E / 12.272474°N 76.670611°E / 12.272474; 76.670611Coordinates: 12°16′21″N 76°40′14″E / 12.272474°N 76.670611°E / 12.272474; 76.670611
Country India
State/province Karnataka
District Mysore
Locale Chamundi Hill
Primary deity Chamundeshwari
Important festivals Navaratri

The Chamundeshwari Temple (ಶ್ರೀ ಚಾಮುಂಡೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ) is a Hindu temple located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India.[1] The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Krouncha Peetham[edit]

Main articles: Daksha Yaga and Shakti Peethas

The Chamundeshwari Temple is considered as a Shakti Peetha and one among the 18 Maha Shakti Peethas. It is known as Krouncha Pitham as the region was known in Puranic times as Krouncha Puri.


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.[2] 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

Bus Route[edit]

  • City Bus Stand
  • Palace
  • Hardinge Circle
  • Gandhi Vana. Police Parade Ground
  • Zoo Gardens
  • Race Course. Mall of Mysore
  • Administrative Training Instt
  • Chamundi Hill



  1. ^ "Chamundi Hills". 
  2. ^ "Chamundeswari Hill Temple (ಚಾಮುಂಡೇಶ್ವರಿ ದೇವಸ್ತಾನ) - Mysore(ಮೈಸೂರು)". Retrieved 2006-09-12. 

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