At a distance of 3 Kms from Mysore Railway Station & 2 Kms from KSRTC Bus Station, Trinesvaraswamy Temple dedicated to Lord Shiva is located in Mysore Palace grounds.
This ancient temple was constructed by the Wodeyar Kings in Dravidian style. The temple was expanded and renovated by several Maharajas of Mysore. Kanthirava Narasaraja Wodeyar constructed a verandah and consecrated 5 Lingas and several deities including Dakshinamurthy, Kshetrapala, Kumara and Surya. The statues of the 2 Wodeyar kings are other attractions of the temple.
An idol of sage of Trinabindu is present to the left of the mandapa entrance. According to folklore, Sage Trinabindu performed penance at this spot and Shiva appeared. The sage then deployed the Linga here, hence the deity is known as Trinesvara.
The temple attracts a large number of devotees during the Shivaratri celebrations.