Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Nandhimalali Nandheesvarar Temple- Karnataka

Address

Nandhimalali Nandheesvarar Temple- Nandi Hills, Karnataka 562103

Diety

Nandheesvarar

Introduction

Nandeesvarar Temple is dedicated to the deity Shiva, located at Nandhimalai in Karnataka, India. It is one of the shrines of the Vaippu Sthalams sung by Tamil Saivite Nayanar Appar. The Temple is believed to be 1000 years old. This place is also known as Nandikecchuram. Nandeesvarar Temple in Tamil Nadu is also called as Nandhikechuram. Two places are referred as Nandivanam. In an article in the journal entitled Kumarakubaran, April 1972, Nandivanam has been referred as Vaippu Thalam. In the article V.T.Sengalvarayapillai says that Nandikecchuram might have become Nandivanam. R. P. Sethu Pillai says that the Shiva temple which is found on the Nandhi Hills is known as Nandikecchuram. The presiding deity in the garbhagriha, represented by the lingam, is known as Nandeesvarar So many ancient Shiva temples are found in Nandhi Hills. In Karnataka, Veerashaiva gave more importance to the worship of nandhi. The temple in Nandhi Hills can be reached from Mysore

Century/Period/Age

1000 Years old

Managed By

Archaeological Survey of India (ASI)

Nearest Bus Station

Nandhimalai

Nearest Railway Station

Mysore Station

Nearest Airport

Mysore

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