Nimishamba Temple

“Nimisha” means a minute, and the presiding goddess of this temple is believed to grant your wish in a minute.  Nimishamba is none other than Goddess Parvathi, consort of Lord Shiva.  This temple is situated on the bank of Cauvery River in Ganjam.  On the other bank is the Karighatta hill. Nimishamba temple is 2 Km from Srirangapatna and 17 Km from Mysore.


The idol of the goddess and the shree chakra is carved out of black stone.  Another shrine next to Nimishamba is dedicated to Lord Moukthikeshwara/Shiva.  Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyar, king of Mysore, built the temple around 400 years ago.   People from all over come here to have a darshan/blessings of the goddess and spend time near the river.  Lemon garlands and lemon is offered to the goddess.  Few lemons are returned back to the devotee and this is kept in the Pooja room in their house and worshipped for few days and then immersed in either a well or river. Devotees also offer Sarees along with blouse piece and Bangles to the goddess.

Nimishamba Devi

On Fridays, Varamahalakshmi festival and Durgashtami during Dasara people flock to this temple to offer prayers. Fresh vegetables, fruits are sold on the banks of the river.


You can visit Gosai Ghat, Sangama, Pashchima Vahini, Sri Ranganatha Temple and Nimishamba temple in a day.

Place Statistics:
Type of Place: Temple
Situated: Ganjam, Srirangapatna Taluk
Distance: 2 Km from Srirangapatna, 17 Km from Mysore, 127 Km from Bangalore
Transport: Well connected by road, buses ply to this place from Mysore.  Nearest railhead and bus station is Srirangapatna.  Autos ply for Rs20 each from Srirangapatna bus station to Nimishamba temple.
Facilities: Rest rooms are available, special darshana tickets can be bought at Rs. 10 per head, snack and cool drinks joints and many hawkers sell pooja items like Lemon, bangles, flowers, fruits, coconut etc.
Timing: 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m
Phone: 08336-252640, 252641