On the banks of River Cauvery, around 2 km away, stands the Nimishambha (Goddess Parvati's incarnation) Temple. Constructed by the then king of Mysore almost 400 years ago, it has the idols of Sri Nimishambadevi, with Sri Moukthikeshwara Swamy and Sri Lakshminarayana Swamy, as well as idols of the gods Surya Deva, Lord Ganapati, and Lord Hanuman. Goddess Nimishamba is an avatar of Goddess Parvati, and it is believed that she removes obstacles in a minute (Nimisha means minute in Kannada). Her idol is beautifully decorated, seen to be wearing jewellery, and garlands of roses. Srichakra is carved into the stone in front of the goddess's idol.


The temple is higher than the river, and steps have been cut into the rock so devotees can walk down to it.

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