DAY 1 : MYSORE


Mysore is just 2hrs drive from bangalore..We started at 6;00am from Bangalore.
Destination1: DODDAMALLUR KRISHNA TEMPLE
Destination2:  SRIRANGAPATNA
Destination3: NIMISHAMBA TEMPLE 
Destination4: MYSORE PALACE 
Destination5: MYSORE ZOO
Destination6:CHAMUNDI HILLS 
 
Destination1: DODDAMALLUR KRISHNA

Our first stop was Krishna's temple, which is called as Sri Navaneeta Krishna OR  Sri Ramapreya Swamy OR Ambegal krishna, Doddamallur Krishna.Idol of Ambegalu Navaneetha Krishna  (crawling Krishna with butter in hand), is believed to be the only statue of Lord Sri Krishna in this pose. This temple is famous for couple who wants to beget child.. Ambegal krishna is really cute.. We had darshan and had breakfast in darshini of temple campus..




                          
 
                         


Destination2:  SRIRANGAPATNA

Ranganathaswamy temple is one among Pancharanga Kshetram, and is Adi Ranga.. Ranganathaswamy is a avatar of Vishnu who reclines on the coils of the snake Adisesha, under a canopy formed by the snake's seven hoods, with his consort Lakshmi at his feet. It is a very big temple. We had darshan of Lord Ranganatha and headed to next destination.


Destination3: NIMISHAMBA TEMPLE 
 
Nimishamba is incarnation of Goddess Parvathi. Nimisha(Minute) Amba(mother) is said to remove all the problems and troubles of her devotees within a minute. This is a beautiful temple located on the banks of river cauvery. This temple was installed at the time of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar about 300 to 400 years ago. We spent some time in river cauveri, and headed to our next destination.




                                       




Destination4: MYSORE PALACE 



Palace of Mysore,Also known as Amba Vilas Palace. The official residence of the Wodeyars. The current palace was commissioned by Queen Maharani Vani Vilas Sannidhna, and her son Krishnaraja Wodeyar IV who appointed the British architect-Lord Henry Irwin-to build a new palace in the place of the old one after it turned into ashes owing to a fire accident. 



Palace inhouses Ambavilasa - private audience, Gombe Thotti - traditional dolls from the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries, Kalyana Mantapa - Royal marriages. Temples Someshvara Temple, Lakshmiramana Temple, Shwetha Varahaswamy Temple. Palace illumination of 1Lakh bulbs on every Sunday,public holidays from 7pm to 7.45pm

We had a great tour of Palace.It is a vast palace and needs 2-3hours to cover entire palace.. It depicts the richness of the wodeyars who ruled Mysore till Independence. It has lot of paintings,  furniture's, swords used by royals..








Destination5: MYSORE ZOO




               

Mysore Zoo(Sri Chamarajendra Zoological Gardens) is a 245-acre zoo located near the palace. It has a wonderful collections of Birds, Reptiles, Tiger, Giraffe,
Elephant..








Destination6:CHAMUNDI HILLS  
                  
From Internet

Chamundi hills inhouses Chamundeshwari, incarnation of Devi Parvati, who is family deity of the royal family. This temple is located in on elevation of 1,000 metres.. And has 1008 steps.. One can climb the step or take vehicle to top of the hill...Chamundi hill inhouses Nandi of 4.9 metres(high) and Mahishasura Statue. 

click here to ready story of Mahishasura Mardini (Chamundeshwari) 


                                 







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