Nimishamba Temple

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Distance (From Srirangapatna): 5 Kms

Trip Duration (Including Travel): 30 Mins

Transportation Options: Bus / Cab

Travel Tips: None

At a distance of 5 km from Srirangapatna Railway Station & 18 Kms from Mysore, Sri Nimishamba Temple is located at Ganzaam on the banks of river Cauvery. There is a belief that Goddess Parvathi clears off all the troubles of her devotees within a minute here and that is why the goddess is called Nimishamba (Nimisha means one minute).

According to legend, the Suryavamsha king Muktaraja had performed his penance in this place. Muktaraja got Srichakra carved on a stone and started performing poojas. It is currently kept in front of Nimishamba deity inside the temple. Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar, king of Mysore, built the temple around 400 years ago.

Varamahalakshmi festival and Durgashtami during Dussera are important festivals celebrated here.

Timings: 6 AM - 8:30 PM