Chamundeshwari Temple

Chamundeshwari Temple

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Chamundeshwari 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 Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.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.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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 80 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 127g
  • Fer Publishing
  • Saarbrucken, Germany
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136775107
  • 9786136775104