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Posts tagged “Chamundeshwari Temple

The Chamundi Hills


High in the hills sits the Chamundeshwari Temple, dedicated to the Parvati, consort of Lord Siva.

It is Mysore’s most important temple.


The place was bustling with devotees.
Having experienced the long queues of Nanjangud, we opted to pay a higher entrance fee.
This fast-tracked our transit through to heart of the temple:
The business class option for spiritual tourists. 


By now we were seasoned temple travellers.
But receiving darshan without first waiting in long, slow-moving queues somehow detracted from the experience.


The women selling temple offerings

And a religious procession 

Dazzled us with their beautiful colours.

But often it’s the small things which capture our focus.