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Chamarajeshwara Temple

About Chamarajeshwara Temple

Chamrajeshwara temple located middle of Chamarajanagara. The temple was built in the year 1826(around 10th century) with Hoysala architecture. The City Chamarajanagar was initially called as Arikotara / Hari Kutaara’ ( Ari means enemy Kotara means Axe). In the year 1776, the city was renamed as Chamarajanagar in the name of Mysore Wadiyar dynasty King Sri.Jayachamarajendra wodeyar. The temple is built in an area of 232×195 feet base area. The main attraction of the temple is 5 story 70 feet tall Raja Gopura.

History of Sri. Chamarajeshwara Temple

Sri. Chamarajeshwara temple was built by Sri. Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar for the remembrance of his father Sri. Jayachamarajendra Wodeyar. 

Before the construction of the temple, the Shivalinga made in Sringeri was brought to this place with the blessings of Adi. Shankaracharya (Founder of Advithasiddhanta). Later the Shivalinga was installed and the temple was built around it in the remembrance of Sri.JayachamarajaWodeyar. 

The temple also installed with Navgraha. Special Pooja will be performed on Amavasya day (New Moon day)

Chamarajeshwara Temple Mysore
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Chamrajeshwara Ratha yatra / Car festival

Ratha yatra is one of the major festival celebrated in the month of Ashada (July). The ratha /chariot used for the festival is 167 years old and built by Basavaraje Urs of Urs dynasty. Urs Dynasty was royal treasures for the Mysore Wadiyar dynasty. In the festival special ritual will be performed by the newly married couples by throwing ripened banana below the wheel of the rolling chariot. The childless couples pull the chariot and get the blessings. 

Girijakalyana also celebrated as an important festival in the month of June. Special Pooja will be performed during the day of Kalyanothsava.

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Chamarajeshwara Swamy Temple Side View

Architecture of Sri. Chamarajshwara Temple

The temple architecture is built as per Dravidian and Hoysala style of architecture. The temple has a big courtyard with a golden painted apex. The temple resembles theBalamurali temple at Srirangapatana. The most beautiful part of this temple is the walls are painted with famous mythological stories like Samudra Manthana, Grijakalyana. 

The paintings are done using Crushed colored blue red yellow stones and diamond gums. These great paintings were done by Somavamsha Dynasty artists. The temple also encloses the Statues of Sri. Chamundeshwari and Kempananjamba. 

The temple encloses MuktaMantapa(Open Pillared Hall ), NandhiMantapa and Garbhagruha. At the entrance, the temple has a statue of Ganesha, Chamundeshwari, and Nandhi. The 5 story raja gopuram has 5 golden-colored Kalasha at the top.

Chamarajeshwara Swamy Idol


Temple Darshan
Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹50 (Available During Special Days)

Chamrajeshwara Temple Timings 
Mon – Sun: 6.00 AM to 6.00 PM 

Temple Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka timing :  8:30 a.m. 
Mahamangalarathi :  10:30 a.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

Best time to visit Chamrajeshwara Temple
Rathayatra, Girijakalayana, Shivaratri

Temple Website
No official Website

Temple Email  
No official email address  

Chamarajeshwara Temple Phone Number 
Landline   + 91  08 2262 22046

Chamarajeshwara Temple Address 
Chamarajeshwara Temple,
Galipur, Chamarajanagar,
Karnataka, 571313

Near By Places to Visit
Gopalaswamy Betta
Nanjanagudu temple
Tripurasundari temple
Matthithaleshwara Temple

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Chamarajeshwara Temple Painting
Chamarajeshwara temple Painting

Chamarajeshwara Temple Accommodation 

There is no accommodation available for visitors inside.
There are hotels available around the temple some of them are listed below.
Online room booking is available in all listed hotels. 

2639, 1, Valmiki Rd, Vani Vilas Mohalla, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002

Roopa Elite
No. D-29, 6th Main Road, V.V Mohalla,, Mysuru, Karnataka 570002

Radisson Blu Plaza Hotel Mysore   
1 MG Road, 570010 Mysore, India  

Fortune Jp Palace
# 3, Abba Road, Nazarbad, 570007 Mysore, 

The Quorum
2257/1, B 1 Vinoba Road, Near Kala Mandir, 570008 Mysore, India

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Chamarajeshwara Swamy Temple - Lakshmi Idol

Chamarajeshwara Temple Distance
Bangalore to Chamarajeshwara Temple – 177 kilometres 
Mysore to Chamarajeshwara Temple – 60 kilometres 

How to reach Temple

BMTC (Bus)

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to Chamarajanagara (fare: ₹125/-) from there you reach temple by auto or walk for 500 Mts.


Express train is available to Chamarajanagara from Bangalore (fare: ₹60/-), From Railway station u can take a taxi or Auto (fare: ₹40/-).

NOTE –  please do contact Indian Railways (IRCTC) for better clarity on train timings & updated Pricing


Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 27.00 Kms from Chamrajeshwara Temple 
Drivetime approximately 30 min –  45 min

Bike / Car
Majestic (kempegowda bus station) – Nayandahalli – Bidadi – Kengeri – Ramanagara –  Channapattana – Madduru- Malavalli- T Narasipura- Chamarajanagara- Sri. Chamarajeshwara Temple –

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