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Mysore officially called Mysuru located around 140 km from Bangalore in south-central Karnataka state, southern India The city extends from latitude 12.2958° in the North to longitude 76.6394°in the East. It lies northwest of Chamundi Hill and midway between the Kaveri (Cauvery) and Kabani (Kabbani) rivers with an elevation of 2,525 feet (770 meters) from the sea level. Mysore is one of the most famous tourist destinations of South India Mysuru, it is the third-largest and second most populated city of Karnataka. Formerly known as the capital of the ‘Kingdom of Mysore’ from 1399 to 1947, now Mysore is known as the Cultural Capital of Karnataka also known as the City of Palaces. According to this story in the mythological Devi Purana, Mysore was ruled by the demon-king Mahishasura. He was called Mahishasura because he was a buffalo-headed monster. Hearing to the prayers of Gods and Goddess to save them from the monster, Goddess Parvathi took birth as Chamundeswari and killed the monster. Hence, this place came to be known as Mahishuru, later became Maisuru & Mysore. Mysore also mentioned in the epic Mahabharata as Mahishmati (Mahismati). Mysore was known as Purigere in the Mauryan era (3rd century BCE) and later became Mahishapura.
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