Sri Chamundeshwari Temple

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple, Mysuru (Mysore)

Sri Chamundeshwari Temple
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
7:30 AM - 9:00 PM
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Gurugram (Gurgaon), India1,259 contributions
Mar 2021 • Family
The temple is located on top of a hill and provides amazing views of the city below. We visited the temple at night and there was a huge line for entry. The place where people queue up can get suffocating due to the barriers created so would recommend to buy a ticket worth ₹100 for direct entry which is smoother and time saving. You also get Prasad when buying the ticket. The temple itself is very beautiful and the deity is worth a visit.
Written March 8, 2021
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Dharmesh Mistry
Mumbai, India171 contributions
Jan 2021
The temple of Godess Shri Chamunda Devi is located on a mountain and about 10km ride from the city.

I had visited this place with my family. We preferred to go by auto rickshaw as it was pocket friendly. The place has ample parking and is very clean. There is a nominal fee for parking.

We paid temple entrance fee of INR 100 for preferential entry to skip the long que and possibility of contacting CORONA. Temple was crowded and flow of people was not properly managed giving evidence of mismanagement.

We could manage to have a sight of the goddess.

There are a few eateries outside but in current situation we preferred not to eat anything from that place.
Written January 9, 2021
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Ghaziabad, India72 contributions
Feb 2020
Usually when people visit shrines, they have some unfulfilled desires or sometimes, they seek to pay their tribute. The temple of Maa Chamundeshwari is a powerful haven of faith, sacredness and utmost peace. The mere name of Maa fills you with strength and vigour inexplicable. This I experienced when I was climbing 1008 steps to reach the shrine and felt tired. I took Maa's name and seldom stopped. The temple is situated at the top of Chamundi Hill from where you may have a panoramic view of the City of Palaces, Mysuru.

The devotees put turmeric and red turmeric powder on all 1008 steps if their wishes expressed at the home of Maa get fulfilled. The Nandi statue, carrier of Lord Shiva on the way to Chamundeshwari temple is huge and truly beautiful. There is a priest stationed there who offers prayers.

Chamundeshwari temple is usually crowded, but unusually crowded on Fridays and special occasions. The entry is free, but if you wish to enter the inner home of Maa and perform prayers, there are applicable charges. There is a booth inside the temple compound where you may pay fee for various rituals.

The sight of the temple is simply marvellous. It is shining bright and looks incredible. You may buy pooja thali/flowers from outside. The idol of Maa Chamundeshwari looks majestic and divine. Though the queues are long and one does not get much time to be in the front of the idol of Maa, her sight alone is magical.

You may buy prasadam which is laddoos. Each pack with two laddoos cost INR 30 and you also buy an extra bag worth INR 10. There is no cap on number of packets of prasadam. There are warnings in the form of signages to beware of pickpockets. You may also purchase image of Maa Chamundeshwari outside the temple. In terms of accessibility, you may also reach Chamundeshwari temple via road.

It is an incredible life enriching experience which everyone shall undertake in her/his lifetime.

Jai Maa Chamundeshwari!
Written February 7, 2020
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Emirate of Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates42 contributions
Dec 2021
You need to pay Rs 30/- extra for the vip entrance and a person is available at the vip gate to collect cash and gives ticket instantly and you need not buy the tickets from ticket counter.
Beware of monkeys as there are many roaming around near the queue . If you are carrying offerings ensure to put them in packets especially bananas.
The only bad thing was the guard standing in front of the deity and pushing every devotee to move fast and not allowing devotees to stand which could have been handled better.
Written January 16, 2022
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Geneva, Switzerland158 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
Two queuing options give you the option of managing your time at the temple. The ‘special’ queue is more expensive but you really have to be prepared for a long wait in the other, cheaper queue. The temple gets VERY sweaty and crowded - and this is Spring- it must be worse in Summer. No shoes or socks in this temple and lots of pushing and close contact as you get close to the inner sanctum. Once inside, you get a quick glance at the deity and then quickly moved on.
Written January 25, 2020
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142 contributions
Dec 2019 • Family
We started early morning at 7:30. The roads are beautiful, well built, wide, well managed. They have kept it all clean, so please help them to keep it so.

When we reached temple premises at 8:00 already temple is thronged with devotees. Our plan was to take just round of the premises and take an aerial view of city from the hills. The temple is beautiful, evident from the spirit of 100s of devotees in long Q which seemed to take at least two hours to reach inside temple. The mahishasura statue is in high demand for photo shoots. The parking structure newly built is very good and huge enough. We enjoyed the surroundings and then on way back stopped at the much awaited city view point. You can see the Mysore palace (Amba Vilas) and other major structures, don’t miss it. You will not see much monkeys around as it used to be around 20 years back when I visited last time. Overall a must visit.
Written January 4, 2020
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Ajay G
11 contributions
Dec 2019
The drive up the Chamundi hills takes at least a half hour. The temple is well planned with parking available. There is a free, Rs 30, Rs 100 entrance available. The good thing is the ticket collector will also issue a ticket in case you get into the line without a ticket. There were crowds when we went but the darshan was done in less than 30 min with Rs 100 ticket.
Written January 5, 2020
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Ann C
Bispham, UK423 contributions
Jan 2020
We last visited in 2014 and found the place rather chaotic, but there have been changes, not least in the car parking facilities, which have made the human flow a lot more straightforward, though the work is far from complete.
We were taken up by a rather dubious-looking man who insisted on showing us around. We were a bit anxious about this but we need not have worried as he seems to have close ties with the temple and was keen to show us into all sorts of areas which I’m sure are not normally available to the public. He was also keen for us to join in with some of the temple rituals so we learned a great deal about the building and its history.
You may want to take your own guide with you but he/she may not be able to share as much knowledge with you.
Written February 19, 2020
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Kettering, UK2,020 contributions
Dec 2019
An impressive temple situated at the top of Chamundi Hill,but be prepared for long queues in the evening. Lots of monkeys around whilst we were in the queue. People were all good natured and waited patiently but very crowded inside. Felt it could have been cleaner.

As we waited to pass in front of the altar saw one female guard physically drag a young girl to the side and push her outside, not a very nice thing to do!

Outside a street of market stalls selling the usual items for offering within the temple.
Written April 18, 2020
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London, UK4 contributions
Feb 2020
We went on a Friday when it was very busy. Be prepared for lots of people jostling you inside the temple. Beware of anybody who offers you flowers - they will want money. Aside from that, worth it for the experience but you don't need to be there long. Be aware you need to take your shoes off before entering and collect them when you exit, and you'll need to pay a few rupees to collect them.
Written March 6, 2020
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