Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple, Karnataka

Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple

Location: Nestled amongst pristine edifices, Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple is a significant temple of Mysore Palace.

Description: Mysore is a heritage city of South India and Mysore Palace is one of its most prominent places. Mysore Palace houses five temples in total and Prasanna Krishnaswamy Temple is one of those temples. Lord Krishna is the primary deity of this temple and he is believed to be the founder of Yadu dynasty in divine era. It is said that the temple was built using Hoysala architecture in the year 1829. Though this ancient temple was built a millennium ago, but it is still among the most popular pilgrimage places among Hindu devotees. Many artifacts were recovered from the temple, suggesting that it was used for religious rites in the past. According to legends, the great ruler of Wodeyar dynasty, Krishnaraja Wodeyar III built this holy temple. About forty bronze idols of gods and goddesses are installed in the temple, along with the idol of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III along with his wives. Tourists can also view the name of King inscribed next to the idols. Navaranga, an assembly hall in the centre of this temple has beautiful murals on the walls, which makes the temple look more interesting.

Activities: On the occasion of Janmashtmi, Lord Krishna’s birthday is celebrated and a religious possession is organized by Hindu devotees from this temple, which tourists can also become a part of.

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