Mysore palace (Ambavilas palace) swetha varaha swamy temple :

God and Godess :

Sri Varaha Swamy

Location :

Mysore Sri Sweta Varaha Swamy temple,
Agrahara, Chamrajpura, Mysore Palace, Mysore city,
Mysore District-570004,
Karnataka.

Timings :

10.00 am to 5.30pm

Temple History :

The Swetha Varaha Swamy temple is located in Mysore city. The temple is situated near the southern gate –way of the Mysore Fort. The Swetha Varaha Swamy temple was constructed in the typical Hoysala style. The processional image of the temple has an inscription which records that it was the gift of King Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar (1673-1704). The stone image of Shweta Varahaswami, now in the sanctum-sanctorum, was brought from Srimushna, in Tamil Nadu by Chikka Devaraja Wodeyar and consecrated in a new temple at Srirangapatna which was the then capital. This temple was destroyed by Tipu Sultan and later in 1809, the Deity was brought to Mysore and consecrated in the present temple, constructed by Dewan Purnaiah as per the wishes of Krishnaraja Wodeyar 3.

The Swetha Varaha Swamy temple has “an elegantly carved doorway, well-executed pillars, and a good Raja Gopura.” It also houses inscribed image of Sri Vaishnava saints Desikar and Jeeyar. One of the important features of the Swetha Varaha Swamy temple is the mural paintings on the walls and in the Navaranga or the pillared hall. The murals represent scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavata particularly the exploits of Krishna etc. these murals are in good state of preservation. The temple is within a high walled enclosure and the south-eastern wakk also a mural representing the coronation of Rama (Rama Pattabhisheka). The painted inscription below the panel states that ten painting was executed on Monday the 2, of bright the half of the month Magha in the cyclic year Bhava of Shaka Era 1797 (A.D.1875).

Festivals :

  • Dasara
  • Vaikunta ekadesi
  • Dhanurmasam

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  • Nanjanagud Sri Kanteswara temple – 23 km
  • Kalale LAKSHMI Kanta temple – 28 km
  • Narasamangala Rameswara temple – 79 km
  • Gundlupet Vijaya narayana temple – 57 km
  • BR Hills Biligiri Ranganatha temple – 83 km
  • SriRangapatna Ranganatha swamy temple – 17 km
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Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Sriranga Patnam – 17 km
  • Mysore – 1 km
  • Mandya – 42 km
  • T.Narsipura – 32 km
  • Gundulpet – 57 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Tandavapura – 16 km
  • Kadakola – 13 km
  • Yeliyur – 36 km
  • Mysore – 2 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore – 262 km
  • Bangalore 182 km

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