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Sri Kanteshwara Swamy Temple / Sri Nanjundeswara Swamy Temple /Hakim Nanjunda @ Nanjangud (Karnataka)


Sri Kanteshwara Swamy Temple / Sri Nanjundeswara Swamy Temple /Hakim Nanjunda: 

Srikanteshwara Temple / Nanjundeshwara Temple is an ancient Hindu temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is situated in pilgrimage town of Nanjanagud, Karnataka, India. Kapila River, a tributary of the Kaveri River flows just 300 mtr from the temple.

Temple is around 1000 years old which is built by many dynasty like Chola, Hyosala, Vijaynagara, Vadiyar. Currently it is maintained by archaeological survey of india.  

Nanju in Kannada means Poison and Nanjunda menas God who drunk the poison. Lord Shiva drunk Halahal vish which cme out during Samudr Manthan in Chakshusha Manwantar. The town got the name "Nanjanagud" which means "the abode of the god Nanjundeshwara"

The holy place Nanjungud is mentioned in Shiva Puran and known as Dakshin Kashi. It is believed that visiting the temple after taking bath in Kabini river removes all the sins. 

This area is also known as Parsurama kshetra as here he get rid of from Matri hatya dosh. There is Parshuram temple which is around 1 km from the this temple. 

Temple Visiting Timing:  06:00 AM to 01:00 PM & 04:00 PM to 08:00 PM  (All Day)

Best time to visit: Throughout the year.

Entry Fees:  No entry fee for General Darshan. If you want shighra (fast) darshan then you can take Rs. 100 tickets which includes two laddus (Prasad). You also need to pay if you want to perform special rituals there. 

 Sri Nanjundeswara Swamy Temple, 
Rastrapathi Road, Nanjangud, Karnataka 571301

Special occasion: 
This temple is very famous and every day thousands of devotees visit there. Below are the some of the special occasion you can expect more crowed. 
  • Every Monday
  • Purnima (Full moon day)
  • Maha Shivratri
  • Navratri (Durga puja)
  • Rath Yatra (Dodda Jaathre)

Other nearby attractions:
  • Sri Chamundi devi temple (Shakti peetha) in Mysore
  • Sri Chamrajeshwara swamy temple in Chamraj nagar
  • Mysore Palace in Mysore
  • Sri Chamarajendra zoological garden
  • Brindavan garden
  • Nimishamba devi temple in Srirangapatna
  • Vishnu temple in Srirangpatna
  • Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary
Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the Temple. You have to pay Rs. 50 as parking fee. 

How to reach : 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Nanjangud Junction. It is well connected with Mysore and other cities. It is around 1 km from the temple. You can take autos, taxies, or can walk to reach the temple. 

Buses: The nearest bus station is in Nanjangud which is just 500 mtr from the temple. Multiple buses run there from different cities. One can use the Mysore bus stand which is around 21 km from the temple as it is well connected with major cities.  
Airport: The nearest airport is Mandakali Airport in Mysore. It is around 10 km from Nanjangud. Flights from various cities runs on a regular basis.  
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxi, Autos are very good in Nanjangud. Using a taxi for a local trip is the best and cheap option.  

Distance from nearby Cities
  • Mysore: 23 km
  • Bangalore:  171 km     
  • Mangalore: 281 km

There are many hotels and lodges near the temple which costs between 700 to 1500. There is also a temple guest house where you can get cheap accommodation. Free accommodation is also available on a sharing basis in a big hall provided by temple.

Food & Restaurant:
There are many restaurant near the temple where you can get different types of food. 

Few Photos:

Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud

Srikanteshwara Temple, Nanjangud

Visit Date: 02 Oct 2023