|Chamundeswari temple, Mysore punyadarshan.com|
|Chamundeswari temple, Mysore, punyadarshan.com|
|Shiva's vahana bull - NandiHinduPad|
Almost every Hindu temple has a legend about the origin of the deity and this famous temple is not an exception. Mysore was once ruled by a demon-king Mahishasura who was known for his buffalo-head; hence the name Mahisha meaning buffalo, asura meaning demon. Consequently, this place was called Mahishuru, the town of demon Mahisha. Being powerful and fearsome, he terrorized the saints, sages and the celestial and one stage his atrocities became unbearable. The celestial, Demi gods and others sought the help of Goddess Parvathi (consort of Lord Siva), to do away with this demon. They prayed to her intensively. Upon their long prayer Goddess Parvati took birth as Chamundeshwari and, at last, killed the demon. After getting rid of the Assura, the goddess
|Presiding deity Chamundeswari, Chamundi temple. MyBusTickets Blog|
01. The statue of Mahishasura was built in 1659 by Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar.
02. One can have a clear panoramic view of Lalitha Mahal palace, Mysore Palace, Karanji and Kukkarahalli lakes.
03. During the Dusshera festival this temple wears a festive look and lots of people visit the temple for prayer and to get blessed by the deity.