Monday, June 13, 2016

Jwalamukhi Tripurasundari Temple Mysore


The ancient temple of Jwalamukhi Tripurasundari is built in Uthanahalli, Mysore at the foot of Chamundi Hills. She is believed to be the sister of Goddess Chamundeshwari, the presiding deity of Chamundi hills temple. Jwalamukhi Tripura Sundari temple is approximately 6 kilometers from the center of Mysore and is 3 kms from Chamundeshwari temple atop the hills. Jwalamukhi means a person with energy of fire and some believe that she represents the flaming mouth of Jalandhara, the demon whom Lord Shiva crushed to death using huge masses of mountains. Tripura Sundari means beauty of the three worlds.

The temple idol was installed during the rule of the Wodeyars. Now, a new courtyard is built all around the temple to protect it. Tourists and devotees throng the temple for darshan/blessings.

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