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St. Philomena's Church Mysore

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St. Philomena's Church

The Kings of Mysore were known for their religious sensibilities and provided opportunities for co-existence of people of various communities and the motto of communal harmony was well established. St. Philomena's Church is a standing example of even the minority population being given adequate opportunities to follow their beliefs and individualities.

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Mahabaleshwara Temple

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MahabaleswarTemple

 

Mahabaleshwara Temple on top of the Chamundi hills is the oldest temple on top of the hill. The Mahabaleshwara temple was a very important before the Chamundeshwari temple gained prominence. The Mahabaleshwara temple lost its importance after the Mysore Kings started patronizing the Chamundi temple. In the earlier days the hill was called Mahabaladri or Mahabala Thirtha after the Lord of the temple. The name Chamundi Hills is of recent origin. This temple is situated to the south of the Chamundeswari Temple and attracts a small number of devotees. Records of the Ganga period show that the temple existed during their reign as well.

 

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Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple Mysore

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Lakshmi

 

Lakshmiramana Swamy Temple is one of the oldest temples in the city. In an inscription found at the Banni Mantapa in Mysore there is a mention of a grant for God Lakshminarayana in 1499 by the Vijayanagara King Narasa Nayaka, the father of the famous Vijayanagar emperor Krishnadevaraya. There is an inscription in the temple dated November 30, 1851, recording that Krishnaraja Wodeyar III renovated the tower built over the Mahaswara (the main entrance) Raja Wodeyar built the original tower. 

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