India is a country where there is a story in every corner ! Culture, history and spirituality go hand in hand at a lot of places and one such place is the Nimishamba temple in Srirangapatna. Tucked away in a quiet locality and on the banks of the river Cauvery, this temple has divinity written all over it.
The temple is more than 300 years old and it is believed that devotee’s who come and pray here are rid of their problems in a minute. The word ‘Nimisha’ in the name of the deity means a minute.Devotees visiting the temple have options to perform different seva’s ( prayers) and most bring in saree’s as offering. The river running along the temple is a pleasant sight with devotee’s performing prayers in the water while some just soaking in the view and capturing the moments in their camera’s or smart phone’s
The prayers are done with kumkum and the environment is pure bliss. The Goddess is adorned beautifully and is very pleasing to the eye and brings in a sense of peace just being there in the moment.
The temple does not close during noon time and is open until about 8 to 8.30 in the night. The entrance to the temple is free but there is also a special darshan queue which costs at Rs.20 per person which in most cases is not needed unless there is a festival happening or on some special days as considered by the temple.
There are quite a few shops or stalls outside the temple that sell from pooja items to toys, fancy items and artificial jewellery. Also available are groceries and sugarcane juice stalls to quench your thirst.
There is a huge tree dotting the boundary of the temple and is a magnificent sight to see, apart from providing the necessary shade , it adds to the beautiful grandeur of the temple.There is also quite a huge parking space available and comes at a cost per hour and footwear stand at the entrance helps to keep your stuff safe.
This place is a must visit if one is around the Srirangapatna area or travelling between Bangalore and Mysore. There a quite a few interesting places to visit nearby as well.