March 13, 2010

Lakshmi Narayana Temple, Chamundi Hills, Near Mysore, India

Mysore city, the heritage city of India, which is famous for Mysore Palace and Mysore Zoo has a nearby tourist destination named Chamundi Hills. Bull temple and Chamundeshwari temple are the main attractions of Chamundi Hills. In addition to that, there is an ancient Mahabaleshwar temple (Shiva temple) and Lakshmi Narayana temple.

Lakshmi Narayana temple, dedicated to Lord Narayana (Vishnu), is located on the back side of the ancient Mahabaleshwar temple. This temple is always visited by the devotees who visit the Mahabaleshwar temple. The temple is very small and cute. There is only one shrine found in this temple, which is dedicated to Lord Narayana along with his consorts Sri Devi and Bhoo Devi. Even though there is no records that I can find about the history of this temple, I could say this temple is also an ancient temple. This may not be as old as Mahabaleshwar temple or Chamundeshwari temple. This temple should have been built or rebuilt in the 19th century CE.

When you visit Chamundi Hills, visit Lakshmi Narayana temple too, along with Chamundeshwari temple, bull temple, and Mahabaleshwar temple.

Happy travelling.

Fast Facts:

Site Name: Lakshmi Narayana Temple
Site Type: Temple on hills
Location: Chamundi hills, 13 kms from Mysore, Karnataka state, India
Highlight: An ancient temple of Lord Vishnu
Nearest Railway Station: Mysore
Nearest Airport: Bangalore
Climate: Warm and cool throughout the year
Local Transport: Well connected by buses, and private taxis
Hotel: You need to depend on Mysore hotels (Mysore - the nearest city)
Restaurants: Mysore's cuisine is rice-based; Idlis and dosas are also famous; You can find a lot of restaurants both vegetarian and non-vegetarian throughout the city

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