Monday, February 28, 2011

Nimishamba Temple, Ganjam

Ganjam (State: Karnataka) is located at a distance of 17 kms from Mysore. Here is the famous Nimishamba Temple on the banks of river Cauvery.

This ancient temple was built by Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar, king of Mysore. The presiding deity of this temple is Goddess Parvati. Idol of the Goddess is carved in black stone. People believe that she will grant your wish in a minute.

Other idols inside the temple are Lord Shiva, Ganesha, Surya Narayana and Hanuman. There are sculptures of Goddesses Lakshmi and Saraswati at the entrance on either side of the main tower.

Route: On the Mysore - Bangalore highway near Srirangapattana town, a road towards right leads to Ganjam.

57 comments:

chubskulit said...

That's a beautiful temple!

My Mellow Yellow

Kim, USA said...

Amazingly beautiful. Love the colors. Happy Monday!
MYM

V Rakesh said...

Impressive.

Jama said...

I'm always intrigue by the wonderful statues done by the masters.

Tammie Lee said...

such an amazing temple, looks odd to see the microphones sticking out of it.

Zuzana said...

What an interesting structure. May I ask what the megaphone looking things are in the windows and what they are for?;)
xoxo

Jeevan said...

Beautiful temple images!

Mona said...

This is a good place to visit nice one for MYM ... Hope you can visit my entry, thanks

Rizalenio said...

It's always interesting to see and hear stories about these Goddesses.

Consistently, tower with sculptures of these Goddesses are awesome.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

I actually hate the fact that they've white washed the exteriors completely... :(
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joo said...

Amazing building!

Anya said...

Oh..oh..
AMAZING temple
I love this shots :)))))
Puurfect !!

Mama Zen said...

That is gorgeous!

Carver said...

The temple is exquisite. You have so many wonders in your part of the world.

Eve said...

What an impressive piece of artwork that building is! Lovely photos of it! :D

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful temple! Really breathtaking and such marvelous captures, as always, Rajesh! Hope you have a wonderful week!

Sylvia

ewok1993 said...

makes me wonder why other idols/deities are carved in a different colored stone?

Gary said...

You're sure she'll grant my wish in a minute.I made it. Thanks Rajesh. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Al said...

That's an impressive temple. The second photo with the people really puts it in perspective.

Arija said...

Is there no end to the wonders in your country? This is such an elegant temple.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Rajesh -- that is a beautiful temple. I did enlarge it to better see the beautiful red statutes. This one is different from any I remember you've showed us before. So lovely.

Hazel said...

It looks like a layered chiffon cake from afar. Beautiful!

Barb said...

The Heritage City has many beautiful buildings. The intricacy of the carvings on the ancient temple are amazing. I wonder how long this temple took to complete?

Indrani said...

Great captures, I have been to this place, not on a very happy occasion.

snowwhite said...

what a dynamic grandeur the temple is! so many majestic statues. I will visit here to pray when I have some wish which must be granted!!
Thank you for sharing!

ladyfi said...

Wonderfully intricate workmanship! Are those trumpets I can see peeking out - those long white things?

magiceye said...

beautifully captured!

bracomfotografie said...

beautiful building, very nice photos
like the details on the first photo

eileeninmd said...

Nice post and the temple is amazing. The carvings of the goddess are beautiful. Thanks for sharing your world.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

My god, that's a lot of gods and goddesses for one temple!

But 'tis a beauty of a temple with all that statuary, which I notice is of a different color than the rest of the temple.

Kay L. Davies said...

What a wonderful structure, Rajesh, beautifully photographed.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
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YOSEE said...

This place is always so crowded !

Cezar and Léia said...

Impressive entrance and your pictures are wonderful!
Léia

Samson said...

I had a chance to visit this place few months back... its an impresive temple

George said...

I really like the color of this temple with the red statues adorning it. The trumpets look somewhat out of place, however, but I assume they are necessary.

Nanka said...

Had never heard of it before!! Thank you for the share!!

Mar said...

Amazing architecture as always, love the pink statues, they are beautiful!

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Roger Owen Green said...

grand, gorgeous...
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

The architecture in India is so refined, so intricate. I think that the buildings in your country is much older and more exquisite than in my country.

Leo said...

haven't been there, though have been near it. it's part of my future travel I think. thanks! :)

Tumblewords: said...

A beautiful temple in your grand photo!

Misfit in Paradise said...

A very grand temple.
Donna - ABC Team

alicesg said...

Very beautiful. I am always fascinated by the beautiful carvings and statues at the entrance of the temple.

photowannabe said...

Another amazing temple with fascinating archicture. Well photographed.

Pietro said...

What a wonderful temple! These temples are all so thrilling and fascinating.

TYRA said...

It is always a pleasure to visit your India.

Tyra

Eden said...

What a magnificent temple! Great photos.

Thank you for the nice comment.

DawnTreader said...

Interesting post!

Joy said...

Gorgeous temple, it looks like a piece of carved ivory. Like others I'm intrigued by the loudspeakers, I'm wildly guessing its because it gets full inside and so people can hear the ceremonies outside. I'd go for the outside then could gaze at the sculptures at the same time.

SandyCarlson said...

I would love to step into the world you photograph.

cocomino said...

Hello.Nice to meet you.I came from my world site.There are many impressive photos in this site.I have never been to India.I want to there someday.

Siddhartha Joshi said...

Beautiful...like the whole of Mysore :) If I remember correctly, I visited this place years ago and loved it then as well...

Jingle said...

lovely temple.

Spiderdama said...

Oh, this is a wonderful temple! Would love to see this in real.
Hope you have a happy weekend:-)

Rajesh said...

Thanks to all for appreciating this simple looking ancient temple.

Arti said...

Very ancient and very impressive too!

Rajesh said...

Thank you for appreciating this ancient temple.