Nimishamba Temple is a place which attracts both religious minded people and nature lovers. The place has a mesmerizing beauty and the visitor also gets the blessing of Goddess Nimishamba, an incarnation of Parvathi. The main attraction of the place is the temple which is thronged by the devotees on all days. The crowd is more during Tuesdays, Fridays and holidays.
The Temple, which is about 350-400 years old, is located on the banks of the river Cauvery. The visitor first can visit the river, make pooja to the river, have a bath or just refresh themselves and then visit the temple. On a crowded day, darshan may take a few hours, but on a normal day one can get the darshan in 20-30 minutes. The temple is thronged more by business people, especially those in the field of movies. Many distributors and producers come here and pray before the release of the movie.
Significance of Nimishamba Temple
Goddess Nimishamba is said to be granting the wish of devotees every minute and hence the name Nimishamba. Devotees also belief that the Goddess grants the wishes of devotees within a minute and hence the name Nimishamba.
The temple is located near Srirangapatna, Mysore. Just after Srirangapatna bus stand, on Bangalore-Mysore State Highway, a deviation leads to the temple.
How to Reach
The temple is close to Srirangapatnam on Bangalore Mysore highway. Trains and buses are available from both Bangalore and Mysore. One can drive down from Bangalore which would be about 2 hours’ drive, and from Mysore it is just 15-20 minutes’ drive.
When to visit
The temple can be visited any day of the year, but during holidays the place is more crowded.
What to do
- Dip yourself in the cool waters of Cauvery.
- Spend some peaceful moments in the Nimishamba temple.
- Enjoy the cool breeze and clear waters of Cauvery river.
- Nimishamba is the main deity of the temple.
- There are some small temples in the main temple complex.
- Shop for the farm fresh vegetables and fruits are available at reasonable rates.
Specialties at Nimishamba Temple
People offer Lemon garlands to the Goddess. They also offer ‘Arishina’ ‘Kumkum’, Bangles, Saree and ‘Bagina’ to the Goddess.
Nature has blessed this place abundantly and one can enjoy the serene beauty sitting on the steps near the river. The river Cauvery flows in all its glamour surrounded by greenery.
The temple organizes lunch for the devotees on every full-moon day.
Places of interest around
Sangama: This is the place where rivers Cauvery, Lokapavani and Hemavathi merge, and is considered to be very auspicious by Hindus. The ancient temple of Sri Ranganatha has historical values and is a protected monument. Daria Daulat, Tippu Sultan’s Samadhi, Ranganatittu Bird Sanctuary are all very close by and all these places can be covered in one day. As Mysore is also very close by, one can also visit the tourist attractions in Mysore.