Chamundi Hills

Chamundi Hills is in Karnataka.The Chamundeshwari Temple is situated on the top of Chamundi hills. It is about 10 km from Mysore. The temple was named after Durga, the fierce form of Shakti. Goddess Chamundeshwari is held in reverence for centuries by the Wodeyars of Mysore kingom.

The original temple was built by Hoysala kings in the 12th century. Later the tower of the temple was built by Vijayanagara kings in the 17th century. A flight of one thousand steps was built to the top of the hill from the bottom in the year 1659. There is a huge Nandi at 800th step. Nandi is the bull mount of Shiva. It has the dimension of 24feet length and 15feet hight. It has delicately carved bells around its neck

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