Mysore Religious places
Religious places near Mysore
About Chamundi Hills and Chamundeswari Temple Information-Mysore
Chamundi Hills is 13 kms from Mysore by road or by climbing up by the 1,000 steps laid out by the Maharaja in the 17th Century. It is a well-known 335 meters high landmark atop which is the Chamundeswari temple that dates back to the 11th century. Goddess Chamundeswari is an incarnation of Goddess Parvathi who took this form to destroy the demon king Mahishasura. Nearby to the temple, there is a statue of Mahishasura, who was a demon killed by the goddess Chamundeswari.
You will also find the monolith Nandi, the bull, which is located near the temple. Form the top you can take a beautiful view of the city of Mysore.
You can take the "Darshan" of "Jwalamukhi Amma" Temple nearby, which is approximately 3 km from Chamundeswari temple. And Sri Ganapathi Sachidananda Ashram, which is situated in the foothills of Chamundi Hills, is worth visiting.