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Sri Dodda Nandi Temple  

  Mysuru , Karnataka.
FREE

  • Spiritual
    Category
    Spiritual
  • duration
    Duration
    15 - 20 Min
  • mobile_voucher
    Mobile Voucher
    Accepted
  • bird spotting
    Bird spotting
    Zone
  • parking
    Parking
    Available
  • snacks counter
    Snacks counter
    Available
  • photographer
    Photographer
    Available
  • staircase
    Staircase
    Available
  • baby friendly
    Couple
    Friendly
  • ExploreBees
    Baby
    Friendly
  • sitting area
    Sitting Area
    Available
  • footwear counter
    Footwear Counter
    Available
  • prayer room
    Prayer room
    Available

Ticket

  • free entry
    free entry
  • adult ticket
    Adult
    FREE
  • children ticket
    Children
    FREE
  • mobile camera
    Mobile Camera
    FREE
  • still camera
    still camera
    FREE
  • video camera
    Video Camera
    FREE

Description

The monolithic statue of Nandi is a major tourist attraction is dodda Nandi Lord Shiva’s bull and holy vehicle. the statue is the third largest Nandi statue in India. located at a distance of 13 km from Mysore in Chamundi Hills, which known for its religious significance as it has been mentioned in many sacred Hindu scriptures. With a height of around 3500 feet above sea level, these hills are a must-visit place in Mysore. Well known religious shrine, Chamundeshwari Temple is located on these hills.

The statue, reckoned to be at least 350 years old this is one of the oldest icons in Mysore. this was sculpted during the period of illustrious Maharajas of Mysore Dodda Devaraja Wadiyar who ruled from 1659 to 1673 and is the only one of its kind in the State. The statue is 3,489 ft above sea level. the same maharaja who also commissioned the 1000 stepped stairway to the hilltop.

This giant sculpture of Nandi is about 16 feet in height and 24 feet long statue carved out of a single piece of black granite., Tourists are welcome to visit the Nandi site. Follow the etiquettes deemed for a place of worship. Footwear needs to be removed before going close to the Nandi. You can go around the Nandi (clockwise) to see it close.  In front of the statue, there are basic arrangements for devotees to offer prayers such as pooja plate, etc. along with religious importance, its fine sculpting is worth admiring too. The dark black color — which was nothing but oil and grime collected over decades — has been cleaned and the giant statue restored to its original color.

The Nandi is located almost at the ¾th the way to the hilltop. The main road to hilltop arrives at a "View Point" junction. The right fork leads to Nandi (2km) and the straight road leads to the main shrine of Chamundeswari further at the top of the hill. There is no bus service to the Nandi site. If you have come to the hilltop by bus, the only way to reach the Nandi site is by walk. You can easily get to the paved trek path (using steps) from the bus terminus or from the Chamundeswari temple area. 


Operational Hours

January to December
Monday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Tuesday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Wednesday 07:30 AM - 07:30 AM
Thursday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Friday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Saturday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Sunday 07:30 AM - 09:00 PM
Last Admission 08:450 PM

Things to carry

  • id card
    Id card
  • camera
    camera
  • selfi stick
    Selfi stick
  • water bottle
    Water bottle
  • sunglasses
    Sunglasses
  • cap
    Cap
  • medicine
    Medicine
  • sun cream
    Sunscreen
  • power bank
    Power Bank

Things Not Allowed

  • no alcohol
    alcohol
  • no footware
    Footwear
  • no weapons
    Weapons
  • no pets
    Pets
  • no skate board
    Skate board
  • no smoking
    Smoking
  • no wifi
    Wifi
  • no plastic bag
    Plastic Bag

Near By

  • atm
    ATM
    2.5 KM
  • fuel station
    Fuel Station
    11.0 KM
  • restaurant
    Restaurant
    2.0 KM
  • hospital
    Hospital
    11.0 KM
  • pharmacy
    Pharmacy
    2.5 KM
  • hotel
    Hotel
    6.0 KM
  • shopping mall
    Shopping Mall
    10.0 KM
  • bus stop
    Bus Stop
    2.0 KM

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