Sri NimiShambha temple , Srirangapatna Tourist places , Bangalore weekend destinations

Our team visited - Srirangapatna , in Mandya District - one of the infamous places of interest near to Bangalore and visited many interesting spots. In this post we cover , the spot "Sri Nimishambha Temple"

Nimishambha is the incarnation of Goddess parvathi. It is believed those who pray here with bhakthi are sure of getting their wishes fulfilled immediately and hence the name 'Nimisha + Amba' which means mother who resolves problems within a minute. This temple is on the banks of Cauvery river and was constructed by the Mysore Maharaja Wodeyars around 300 to 400 years ago . Adjoining Nimishamba idol are idols of Lord Shiva , Sri Narayana . Outside the main sanctum are idols of SuryaDeva and Hanuman. 

This temple is on the way to Sangam and around 2 to 3 kms from the Mysore national highway . Our team reached here by around 4 PM in the evening and had to wait for about 30 minutes for Darshan as there was a long waiting queue. Special entry darshan was available at a minimal of Rs.20 per person. At the outset , the gopuram seemed like the Dravidian style of construction. While standing in the queue we enjoyed the cool breeze from the river banks.

On entering the temple we were first directed to take darshan of Nimishamba idol which was very nicely adorned with ornaments and was a pleasure to watch. After submitting our prayers we moved on to the next Idol Lord Shiva known by the name Mukthikeshwara and at last Sri Narayana swamy idol.  Outside the shrine , we visited surya and hanuman small temples and submitted our prayers.

We then moved on to the river banks where we observed some visitors enjoying the water swimming around. Just about 20 to 30 feet there was a restriction put not to swim beyond as they suspect of danger of river swirls. Just opposite to this river bank at some distance we may observe Karighatta Hills and a short glimpse of the Karighatta temple also. As it was evening , many petty shops selling snacks like Bhel puri etc were opened up , We enjoyed the taste with a real good experience spending time on the river side and left the spot. 

Temple is open for darshan between 6.30 AM to 8.30 AM . We noticed some lodges and a small hotel nearby the temple. On the way to this temple you will find many shops selling Ganjam special Gulkhan , Neem . We enjoyed the sweet taste of this Gulkan sandwiched inside a bun . Don't miss this during your visit ! OverAll a very nice spot to visit with family and friends. Do visit this spot and share your experiences.