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Sri Kshanambika Temple

About Sri Kshanambika Temple

This temple is one of the oldest temple located in Srirangapatna, Mandya district, Karnataka State, India. The temple is also known as Jyothirmaheshwara (Shiva) and Vedhanayaki (Kshanambhika) temple. Kshanambhika believed to be more powerful than Nimishmbha since she has the power to fulfill the desires of devotees in Kshana (Second). This temple was neglected for many years, now the temple is renovated by devotees.

History of Sri Kshanambika Temple 

This temple is less popular compared to the Nimishambha temple. Kshanambhika is nothing but goddess Lalitha Maha Tripurasundari / Parvathi. Kashnambhika means ‘a goddess who fulfills the desires in seconds’ (Kshana means second). The statue was believed to be installed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. 

The temple has the statue of Kshanambhika along with the Sri Yantra (SriChakra). The yantra has beejaksharimoolamantra carved around the stone in complete manner. The temple also encloses Lord Jyothirmaheshwara. 

Sri Yantra is believed to be very powerful, which represents the universe in Geometrical form. The Sri Yantra has 9 triangles. Among them 4 are facing upright represents Shiva remaining 5 triangles represents Shakthi (Parvathi).

Mythological Importance of Sri Kshanambika Temple

The temple was constructed around 1200 years ago. In this temple people used to light 1.5 Lakh lamps at a time. During that period 1.5 Lakh houses were there in the city. The ritual of lighting lamp continued till the period of King Jaya Chamarajendra Wadiyar. Since this ritual of lightening lamps the temple got the name Jyothirmaheshwara.

There is a belief that those who are born in Krishna paksha (after Amavasya) will be having Moon in the low position of the birth chart (Kundali). They can come here and lighten lamp to the god Jyothirmaheshwara to resolve problems in their life.

Sri Yantra is installed in front of the Shanambika idol. The beejakshari mantras are carved on a black stone. The Sri Yantra is also known as Bijaksharagarbhita Sri Chakra. Ashtamangala Prashnam is also conducted in this temple. The Sri. Yantra absorbs cosmic energy and the mandala activates the energies.

Ashtamangala Prashna

It is a kind of branch in Hindu astrology. Ashta means eight, eight elements are used to perform this Pooja. The Elements used are Ghee lamp, Mirror, Gold, Milk, Yogurt, Fruits, Book and White cloth.

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Sri Kshanambika Temple Darshan
Normal Entry – ₹0
Special Darshan Ticket – ₹20 (on special days)

Sri Kshanambika Temple Timings
Mon – Sun: 8.30 A.M to 11.30 A.M and 5.30 P.M to 8.30 P.M

Sri Kshanambika Temple Pooja Timings 
Abhisheka timing :  9:00 A.M 
Mahamangalarathi :  10:30 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.

Sri Kshanambika Website
There Is No Official Website

Sri Temple Email  
There Is No Official Email Address

Sri Kshanambika Temple Phone Number 
There Is No Contact Number

Sri Shanambika Temple Address 
Kshanambika Devi Temple, 
Karnataka 571438

Kshanambika Devi Temple Mantra
Kshanambika Devi Temple Piller

Sri Kshanambika Temple Accommodation

The temple has no accommodation facilities for devotees.
There are Good Hotels available in Srirangapatana which has online booking facilities. Some of the hotels are listed below. 

Places near Kshanambika Temple
Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace 
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary  
Jumma Masjid / Masjid-e-Ala  
Ranganathaswamy Temple
Kshanambika devi temple
Kunti Betta
Kshanambika Devi Temple Hall
Kshanambika Devi Temple Main Idol

Sri Kshanambika Temple Distance
From Bangalore – 125 kilometres 
From Mysore – 19 kilometres 
From Srirangapatna – 0.5 kilometres

How to reach Sri Kshanambika Temple

Bangalore to Sri Kshanambika Temple

KSRTC (Bus)  

KSRTC and Private Buses are available from Bangalore to  Mysore(fare: ₹110/-) from there you can reach Srirangapatna bus stop.
From there temple can be reached by 10 minutes’ walk, or hire an auto with minimum charge  (fare: 25/-) No buses are available from Srirangapatna bus stop. 

Bangalore to Sri Kshanambika Temple by Train


Trains are available from Mysore and Bangalore, you have to get down at Srirangapatna  or Pandavapura Railway Station. (fare: ₹60/-) from Bangalore and (fare: ₹10/-) from MysoreFrom Railway station bus no. 313A, 313, 307 is available (fare: 7/-), get down near Masjid from there it is 5 min walk 

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

Airport to Sri Kshanambika Temple


Nearest International Airportkempegowda airport Bangalore) is 159 Kms from Sri Kshanambika Temple.

Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 33 Kms from Sri Shanambika Temple

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Mysore

Majestic (Kempe Gowda bus station) – Nayandahalli – Bidadi – Kengeri – Ramanagara –  Channapattana – Madduru- Mandya- Srirangapattana- Sri Kshanambika Temple

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