NimishambhaTemple (also spelled as Nimishamba) is one of the famous temples in Karnataka. This temple is located on the levee of the Cauvery River. As you move around 2km towards Sangam from Srirangapatna, you will find the Nimishambha Temple. The main deity of the temple is Goddess Parvathi, lord Siva’s wife. The temple is considered to be 300 years old. This temple comes under the HR&CE of the Karnataka State.
Timing: 6 AM to 8.30 PM
History of Nimishambha Temple
Sri NimishambhaTemple probably was built during the 1610-38AD during the reign of MummadiKrishnarajaWodiyar. It’s believed that Nimishambha will clear all problems and issues of devotees within minutes. That’s the reason it is called Nimishambha, because ‘Nimisha’ means minute.
Worshipping Nimishambha is believed to take away the hindrance in getting marriage proposals of those who have been waiting for years.
The Temple Architecture
There is a ‘Srichakra’ imprinted in a stone in front of the Nimishambha. The temple has a small sanctum with seven storied grand entrance tower known as the Rajagopuram. Once you enter the temple, on the right side it is goddess Nimishambha sannathi. It is beautiful and decorated with garlands and jewellers. There is lord Siva also in Sannathi. Siva is also called as Aksheeswara here which is an undersized linga and the Nandi here is also small in size, compared to other temples. Lord Lakshminarayana is also worshipped in the Sannathi.
Every year, ‘Nimishambha Jayanthi’ is celebrated as the main festival here by the Somvamsha Arya Kshtriyas on Vaishakashuddha Dasami. Another celebration by the Arya Vsyas is the ‘Vasavamba jayanthi’. Special rituals or poojas are performed on full moon days at the temple.
Other Nimishambha temples in Karnataka
Sri Nimishambha Temple is located at OTC Road Cottonpet, Near Majestic in Bangalore. This temple was built 20 years back by Sri Somavamsha Arya Kshtriya committee members and the disciples who consider Sri Nimishambha Devi as their kuladevi.
Shri Nimishambha Sannidhi is also located at Rajarajeshwari Nagar area in Bangalore. This temple was built in the conventional Architectural Style of Parashurama Kshetra. Worshipers of Shri Nimishambha Devi helped to construct this temple. The temple has a sanctum of Devi Nimishambha, Siddhi Vinayaka, Shiva, Lakshmi Narayana and Saraswathi. There’s a specially made Yagahsala here where perform Chandika Homa is performed every day in a distinctively made Yagashala here. There are two prayer halls in the temple and Annadanam is done every day.
Shri Nimishambha Devi Temple is located at Bhagyanagar, KoppalDist, Karnataka.
How to reachNimishambha Temple, Srirangapatna
Mysore is the most famous tourist spot nearest to Nimishambha Temple in Srirangapattanam.
Once you reach Mysore airport, you can take a bus to reach this temple.135 km total. Otherwise, you can go by auto from Srirangapatna. And the temple is just 2 km away from the historic town.
You can go by train to Srirangapatna and from there you can go by auto or taxi.
You can go by bus from Mysore to temple directly. It is hardly 136 km.