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Nimishamba temple is located about 15 kms from Mysore in Srirangapatna where we find the this temple. The Nimishamba temple is located on the banks of the river Kaveri and is dedicated to the Goddess Parvati, the wife of Shiva and is believed to be an incarnation of her. As the river Kaveri flows, a little higher, above a few steps is the temple frequented by devotees from all over the state.
It is believed that the goddess here has unbelievable powers to make ones desires come true. It is especially famous among the ones considering marriage, it is said that a visit to this shrine and it will take care of all the marriage proposals, especially the ones which have been dragging along for years.
Nanjangud derives its name from the god, loosely translated; it means the god who drank poison to save the world. In order to prevent the poison from spreading across the world, the god Shiva drank it all to save the planet Earth. The region is quite a popular attraction among the religious people. It is an ideal place for the temples and the devotees of the god. For this very reason, the region is popularly called "Dakshina Kashi" meaning the holiest region in the South. In the same lines, it is also referred to as the "Varanasi of the South".
Nanjangud as a place is very popular for its industries still situated in the city of Mysore, Nanjangud forms the industrial hub with most manufacturing industries are housed here. The region is popular for its crops and more importantly for the amount of companies that exist in this region.
The name Nagarhole finds its origin from Naga meaning snake and hole meaning a stream. Nagarhole is known for the presence of the cobras along with the other fauna and flora earning its name and also the fame as a national park. It was also declared a tiger reserve and goes by the name Rajiv Gandhi National Park.
It is a part of the Nilgiri reserve and is rich with the lush green vegetation in the form of moist deciduous forests yielding Teak, Rosewook, Silver Oak, Sandalwood, etc. Wildlife includes the Tigers, Leopards, Elephants, Jackals, Mongooses, Bears, Wild dogs, Barking Deer, Antelopes, etc. It is also a recognized important bird area with Spotted Eagles, Wood Pigeons, Red Headed Vultures to spot. It is also quite fertile with the presence of various varieties of reptiles, insects. The national park also is a host to a particular tribe called the Jenu Kurubas. Jenu meaning honey and kuruba meaning shepherd with their primary occupation being collection of honey.
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