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Nimishamba Temple, Srirangapatna, Mysore

Nimishamba temple, around 2 kms from Srirangapatna town and 130 kms from Bangalore; was built at the time of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar about 300 to 400 years ago on the bank of the river Cauvery. Sri Nimishamba is considered as the incarnation of Goddess Parvathi, the wife of Lord Shiva.
There is a belief that Sri Nimishamba is going to remove all the problems and troubles of her devotees within a minute. That is why she is called Nimishamba. Nimisha means a minute.

This is a place where a king by name Muktaraja belonging to “suryavamsha” had performed his penance (tapas). This is considered as a holy place. In fact Muktaraja had got carved “shrichakra” on a stone and started performing poojas. It has been kept in front of Nimishamba deity inside the temple, which we can see even today. Muktaraja blessed with “moksha” by Lord Shiva that is why there is a deity by name Moukthikeshwara. This was installed at the time of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar.

There would be a fair on “Vasavamba jayanthi”, which is also known as “Nimishamba jayanthi”. On every full moon day there will be special poojas.

Everyday from morning 6am to evening 8.30pm, one can have the “darshan” of goddess.

There is a bus service from the Mysore city to this place. Commuters can also take an auto from Srirangapatna.

There is also a full fledged commercial setup rising around Nimishamba temple where you can instantly buy everything required for pooja; flowers, fruits, coconut, etc. Who knows if you are lucky enough, on the way back you can get really fresh vegetables as well.

Once you start walking down, you can see Cauvery river. The place is calm and quiet and is a good place to take rest to ease your senses.

Enjoy the chirping sound of birds and if you feel like, have a small ride on the river.

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Nimishamba Temple, Srirangapatna, Mysore


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