“Kadamba vana vasinim, kanaka vallaki dharinim,
Maharha mani harinim, mukasa mulla sad varunim,
Daya vibhava karinim vichatha lochamim, charinim,
Trilochana Kudimbhineem, Tripura Sundarim Aasraye”
The above verse is one of the octet of the Tripura Sundari Ashtakam, which means I prostrate before her, who is the beauty of the three worlds, lives in the Kadamba forest, holds a golden holy Veena, wears a divine garland of gems and whose face gleams with joy and mercy bestows wealth, who is present everywhere and the one who belongs to the three-eyed family (Shiva).
The ancient Jwalamukhi Tripurasundari Temple is located 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 7 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. A utsava murthy of the idol made of pancha loha / 5 metals is kept in the sanctum sanctorum. This idol is 5 years old.
Now, a new courtyard is built all around the temple to protect it.
Another shrine inside the temple is dedicated to Lord Siddeshwara / Shiva. The idol has a prabhavali and is surrounded by a beautiful wooden Mantapa.
Tourists and devotees throng the temple for darshan/blessings.
Type of Place: Ancient Temple
Situated: Uttanahalli (Foothills of Chamundi Hills) / Mysore, Karnataka
Distance: 7kms from Mysore
Transport: Well connected by road
Facilities: Shops selling pooja items
Abhishekha : 6:00 a.m to 7:30 a.m
Mahamangalarathi: 10:30 a.m
Darshana: 7:30 a.m to 2:00 p.m and 3:30 p.m to 8:30 p.m