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The Chamundeshwari Temple is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the palace city of Mysore in the state of Karnataka in India. The temple was named after Chamundeshwari or Durga, the fierce form of Shakti, a tutelary deity held in reverence for centuries by Mysore Maharajas.

Chamundi Hill is named after Goddess Chamundi who is believed to be the incarnation of Parvati, the consort of Lord Shiva. A large number of devotees from all over the country and even abroad visit the temple every year. Pilgrims strongly believe that the Goddess helps them to fulfill their needs.

Standing as the crown jewel of Mysore, Chamundi Hills is the abode of all powerful Goddess, Chamundi or Chamundeswari. A motorable road, besides a flight of 1,000 steps, take the visitors to its top, where stands the beautiful tall Gopuram of the temple, one of the best examples of the Dravidian school of architecture. The hill rises to a height of 3,489 feet. Half-way to it, near the steps and the road, there is a beautiful 16-foot monolith statue of Nandi, carved in granite, black because of regular anointing with oil and other sacred waters. The beautiful carved statue was a gift by the Maharaja, Dodda Devaraja Wodeyar in 1659.
 
 

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'Goddess:  Chamundi Devi.
Historic Name: Mahabaladri Shikara
Location:  Situated south-east of Mysore city, Karnataka, India
Temples:  Chamundeswari Temple(400 A.D), Shiva(mahabaleswara) Temple, Nandi
Visiting places: Temples, Nandi, Guest house, Rajendra vilasa museam, Devi kere, Mysore landscape view spots
Lake: Devi Kere (which is known as Ganga in purana)
No of Steps and Elevation: 1001 steps and 1000 meters

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