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Sri Nimishamba Temple

About Sri Nimishamba Temple 

Sri Nimishamba temple is located in Ganjam Village of Srirangapatna taluk, Mandya district, karnataka State, India. The temple is located at a higher elevation of the Cauvery river basin. The word Nimisha in Kannada means minute. There is a saying that the goddess fulfills the desires of devotees in a minute. The Goddess Nimishamba is nothing but Goddess Parvathi. The temple comes under the HR&CE department of Karnataka. Aksheeswara (Lord Shiva) is in the form of small size linga, there is a small sized Nandi facing Shiva diagonally and Lakshminarayana temple located adjacent to Nimishamba idol. The temple complex also encloses the statue of Hanuman, Suryanarayana and Ganapathi.

History of Sri Nimishamba Temple

Nimishamba temple was constructed 400 years ago by Raja Wadiyar. The temple was constructed during the period of 1578 to 1617. The temple is constructed as per the Agamoktha system, the idol is installed on basis of Shiva Panchayathan (kind of Pooja). The temple is located on the banks of river Cauvery. One can take a dip in the river Carvery before visiting the temple. 

Nimishamba temple has the idol of goddess installed along with the Sreechakra. The Sree chakra is carved on a black stone that has Beejakshari Moolamantra. There is a belief that after visiting the temple problems in marriage proposals will get cleared. 

One of the unique features of this temple is balipeeta. There is a big brass bell hanging from the ceiling of the temple. The bell will be rung by the priest after placing Bali Bhojanam on balipeeta. The Crows come to balipeetam to eat the bhojanam.

nimishamba temple Outside
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Shri Nimishamba Jayanthi Mahotsavam

The Nimishamba Jayanthi will be performed on Vaishaka Shuddha Dashami (mid of April) every year. Abhisheka with 108 kalasa will be conducted to the idol. During the Pooja following homa will be performed in the temple.

  • Ganapathi Homa
  • Nimishamba Homa
  • Mruthyunjaya Homa
  • Lakshinarayana Homa

Other than this Durga Homa, Chandika homa, Vasavamba Jayanthi and Navaratri Special Pooja will be performed.

Mythological Importance of Sri Nimishamba Temple

The legend of the temple goes like this… Once there lived a King called Sumanaksha. As per the direction of lord Parameshwara (Lord Shiva) he decided to perform pundarika yaga for the wellness of the world. Mukta Rishi took the responsibility of performing the Yaga as per the words of Sumanaksha. 

Janumandala and Sumandala learnt the matter of Yaga from Narada. They decided to prevent Sumanaksha from performing this Yaga. They had the vara (Boon) from Lord Brahma that they can’t be killed by any weapons. They took the help of Guru Shukracharya and sent the army to fight against Muktharushi. Muktharushi defeated the army in no time. Janumandala and Sumandala waged war and defeated Muktharishi. Muktha rishi started praying to Goddess Parvati. Goddess Parvathi came out of Yagna Kunda and killed Janumandala and Sumandala in one Minute along with that the Yaga was also completed. Muktha rishi becomes very happy and prised goddess in the name of ‘O Jaganmathe Nimishmbha’ from then the goddess is called “Nimishamba”.


The architecture of Sri Nimishamba Temple

The temple is constructed in Dravidian Style architecture facing East. The temple has a 7 story high gopura (Rajagopuram). The temple has ornamental pillars. Sreechakra imprinted in front of the statue of Goddess, which has a lot of circles and triangles on which beejakshara mantra is carved. The temple has Muktamantapa, Prakaram, and garbhagruha.

nimishamba temple inside

Sri Nimishamba Temple Seva / Pooja list and cost

  • Kumkumarchane ( AstotharaShatanaama) 10 
  • TrishathiKumkumarchane 30 
  • Sahasranaama Kumkumarchane 100 
  • Sankalpa Seva 51 
  • MahaSankalpa Seva 101 
  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka 151 
  • Aditya Hrudaya Paarayana (1Aavruthi) 100 
  • Ksheerabhisheka Seva 75 
  • Udi kanike 
  • Saree kanike + kana 10     
  • Chinna / Belli Kanike 10 
  • Sankashtahara Chaturthi pooja 50    
  • Naming ceremony 151
  • Lakshminarayana Hrudaya Paarayana (1 Aavruthi) 251 
  • ThulabharaSevakanike ( Excluding Items) 251     
  • Aksharaa bhyasa 250   
  • EkavaaraRudrabhisheka 501 
  • Durgasaptashathi Paarayana 751 
  • Pradhoshakaala Abhisheka 1501 
  • Samputikarana Paarayana 1001 
  • EkadashavaaraRudraabhisheka 1501 
  • Satyanarayana Pooja 1501 
  • Kanaka abhisheka & Panchakalasa Mahaabhiskeka seva 2501 
  • Suvarna Pushpa Archane Seva 1501 

Maha Naivedya Prasada Seva/Kg. (Afternoon 12 Noon)

  • Sweet Pongal 750 
  • Kesari Baath 750 
  • Curd Rice 250 
  • Chitranna 300 

Homa Seva/Pooja 

  • Chandika Homa 15000 
  • Gana Homa 3500 
  • Mruthyunjaya Homa 8000 
  • Rudra homa ( EkadashavaaraRudraSahita ) 15000 
  • Sri Lakshminarayana Homa 6500 


Vehicle Pooja 

  • Scooter / Bike 50 
  • Car / Tempo / Bus / Lorry ₹100 

Pournime Seva

  • Gana Homa ₹30 
  • Nakshatra Homa ₹30 
  • Durga Homa ₹151 
  • Satyanarayana Pooja ₹30 
  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka ₹151 
  • Sarva Seva ₹501 

Shaswatha Pooja Nidhi 

  • Panchamrutha Abhisheka ( Endowment Deposit ) ₹2501

Note : Every month on full moon day the above Pooja’s are performed in mass. Devotees can participate in these seva’s. If devotees deposit a certain amount to the temple (temple account), devotees wished seva will be performed in this temple on their preferred day in their names. Minimum of Rs. 2500/- is to be deposited for Puduvattu seva. This will be performed in the earned interest of the deposited amount.

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Sri Nimishamba Temple Darshan

Special Darshana ( Per Person ) 20
Direct Darshana ( 1 laddu Per Ticket ) 100

Sri Nimishamba Temple Timings 
Mon – Sun: 6.30 A.M to 8.30 PM 

Sri Nimishamba Temple Pooja Timings 
Maha Naivedhya: 12.00 PM 
Pradoshakaala Abhisheka: 6.30 PM to 7.30 PM (Excluding Sunday, Friday, Hunime, Amavase and Government Holidays). 
Abhisheka on Special Days: 4.00 AM to 6.30 AM. 
Daily Abhisheka Timings: 6.30 AM to 7.30 AM. 
Abhisheka Every Month Pournimi : 5.00AM to 8.30AM.

Best time to Visit Nimishamba Temple 
All round the year

Sri Nimishamba Temple Website

Sri Nimishamba Temple Email

Sri Nimishamba Temple Phone Number 
Landline   08236-252640
Landline   08236-252641

Sri Nimishamba Temple Address 
Sri Nimishamba Temple,
Mandya district,
Karnataka 571438

nimishamba temple Gate
nimishamba temple River

Sri Nimishamba 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 Nimishamba Temple 
Daria Daulat Bagh / Tipu Sultan Summer Palace 
Ranganathittu Bird Sanctuary  
Jumma Masjid / Masjid-e-Ala  
Ranganathaswamy Temple
Kshanambika devi temple
Kunti Betta

Sri Nimishamba Temple Distance
From Bangalore – 125 kilometres 
From Mysore – 22 kilometres 
From Srirangapatna – 3.0 kilometres

How to reach Sri Nimishamba Temple

Bangalore to Sri Nimishamba 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, the temple can be reached by boarding bus no.313A, 313, 307 after 3 stops from the bus stop fare: ₹7/-).
Uber is also available from Mysore city it costs fare: ₹210/-.

Bangalore to Sri Nimishamba Temple by Train


Trains are available from Mysore and Bangalore, you have to get down at Srirangapatna  or Pandavapura Railway Station. (fare: ₹45/-) from Bangalore. From Railway station bus no.313A is available  get down near Gosai Ghat from there its 20 min walk  (fare: ₹7/-)

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

Airport to Sri Nimishamba Temple


Nearest International Airportkempegowda airport Bangalore) is 168 Kms from the Temple.

Nearest Domestic Airport (Mandakalli Airport Mysore) is 35 Kms from the Temple

Bike / Car
Bangalore to Mysore

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

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