AGASTESWARA TEMPLE - T.NARASIPURA
Distance (From Mysore): 35 Kms
Visited From: Mysore
Trip Duration (Including Travel): 2 Hours
Transportation Options: Cab / Bus
Phone No: NA
Travel Tips: Gunja Narasimha Swamy Temple is 2 kms from here and can be visited together. Alternatively, coracles are available to cross the river and visit the temple.
At a distance of 35 Kms from Mysore, Agasteswara temple is a famous temple built at the confluence of two rivers - Cauvery & Kabini (Kapila).
According to scriptures Maharishi Agasthya went through the Dandakaranya. He reached this place and wanted to offer prayer to Lord Shiva. He ordered Hanuman to get a Shiva Lingam from Kashi for pooja. By the time Hanuman brought the Lingam, Agasthya made a Lingam out of sand and started to worship it. Lord Hanuman was annoyed and tried to destroy the lingam. The height of the lingam grew to about 60 feet.
The panchalingas of T.Narasipur include the lingas at Someshwara lingam, Markandeshwara lingam, the Gargeshwara Lingam at Gargeshwari village, along with the Agasthyeshwara and the Hanuman Lingam at T.Narasipura.
Kumbhamela is performed once in 3 years, only at this location in South India.