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Chamundeshwari Temple

Later just before the sun set in the distance, joined the throngs of pilgrims at the gorgeous Chamundeshwari Temple located on top of Chamundi Hills. Enjoyed its intricate architecture and antics of the resident monkeys. At times it felt like a pressure cooker with the temple staff pushing us through like a factory conveyor belt. I felt for the locals some who would have travelled some distance to this special place.

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http://chamundeshwaritemple.in/

https://www.lonelyplanet.com/india/mysuru-mysore/attractions/chamundi-hill/a/poi-sig/1294459/356332

http://www.mysoretourism.org.in/chamundeshwari-temple-mysore

By now the sun had dipped way below the horizon and it was getting dark but with my lens, Nandi the Bull ridden by the Hindu god Shiva turned out fine.

There is a huge granite Nandi on the 800th step on the hill in front of a small Shiva temple a short distance away. This Nandi is over 15 feet high, and 24 feet long and around its neck are exquisite bells. Thanks Mr Wikipedia

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chamundeshwari_Temple

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A late dinner at the food court behind the Treebo Spectrum Suites ended this part of the journey. Chicken Reshmi Kebab 260 rupees / NZ$5.50 / US$4.00 and a chicken Briyani 170 rupees / NZ$3.60 / US$2.60 totalling 430 rupees / NZ$9.10 / US$6.70 was more than enough for dinner.

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Posted by bruceontour 17:25 Archived in India Tagged chamundeshwari_temple

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