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Chamundeswari Temple
The beautiful Chamundeswari Temple is the oldest temple located on a hill in the district of Mysore. Built during the latter part of the 18th century, this shrine consists of various epitomes of Nandi. The massive Nandis is the largest one with 15 feet wide and 24 feet long. The entrance of this temple is made of gold and silver plates. The main presiding deity of this scared place is Goddess Chamundi. Initially, this shrine was designed in small size but today, it is renowned the biggest one with the renovation and expansion of it by mysore Maharajas. Previously, a tradition has been followed whixh was engraved by the sacrificing of human and animals but later it was stopped in the 18th century. The temple is designed in a quadrangular structure. At the entrance of this temple, the Gopura or pyramidal tower was embellished in the Dravidian style. It boasts of small statue of Lord Ganesha on the doorway. The silver-plated Doorway has different forms of pictures of Goddess. While passing through the main doorway, you will see a small statue of Lord Ganesha, the remover of all obstacles on the right side. As passing along, there is a flagstaff, the footprints of the Goddess.

In the chamber of this temple, there is the stone statue of the Goddess that is festooned everyday and is worshipped by several priests. The Mysore Maharajas have believed in giving plenty of valuable gifts to their family deity. There is a gorgeous 6-foot statue of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in the front of the sanctum.

The standing posture of this image is in the form of folded hands in his tradition outfits. During 1827, Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar renovated this temple and added some edifice on it. He also decorated the temple with a large wooden chariot known as the Simha Vahana, which is now used during the celebration of Rathotsava or car festival.

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