Nimishamba Temple | Timings, Festivals & Best Time to Visit

If you plan to visit the famous Nimishamba temple near Srirangapatna, you must read this article to get the details. This temple is one of the religiously famous temples in Mysore. The below article has details regarding the temple, like its timings, pooja timings, dress code etc. Timings 6 am to 8:30 pm.

Overview of Nimishamba Temple:

Karnataka is a place that has a great architectural and religious places that every tourist needs to visit. Nimishamba Temple is located at a distance of 2.5 km from Srirangapatna on the banks of River Cauvery. This place in Karnataka is a holy place in Hindu tradition as it has a great religious history. The deity in this temple is the incarnation of Goddess Parvati, wife of Lord Shiva. The temple has great architecture and is built according to the Agamoktha system. Around 400 years ago, Mysore King, Mummadi Krishanaraja Wodeyan, built this temple.

Nimishamba Temple

A Sri Chakra is before Sri Nimishamba and daily poojas are performed. Devotees believe that blessings from the deity remove all the problems in their lives within a minute. ‘Nimisha’ means Minute, and ‘Amba’ means Parvati Devi. This is why people believe that the goddess removes all problems. This beautiful temple is located 19 km from Mysore City and 128 km from Bangalore. The goddess is decorated with jewels and flowers during festivals and special occasions.


The legend says that Parameshwara decided to perform the powerful Yaga, Poundareeka Yaga, which benefits the Earth. Mukthaka Rushi, Real Shiva, took responsibility for the Yaga. Narada got the information about the Yaga through Janu and Sumandalas and decided to abolish the Yaga. Narada consulted the Demon’s teacher, Shukracharya. While disturbing the Yaga, Janu and Sumandalas sent their army.

Nimishamba Temple Timings

Mukkthaka defeated the army then Janu and Sumandalas got angry and fought against Mukthaka with Shoorabahu and Ghatodaras. Now, Mukhthaka got defeated by them and performed Yaga with Parvathi, and Parvati came out from Yagnakunda. She knew about their blessings from Bramha that they could not be killed with any weapons. She then used her sixth sense to kill them. This is the reason the deity is called “Nimishamba”.


Timings of Nimishamba Temple are,

Sunday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Monday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Tuesday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Wednesday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Thursday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Friday6:00 am to 8:30 pm
Saturday6:00 am to 8:30 pm

Pooja Timings:

These are the Nimishamba Temple Pooja Timings.

Pooja TypeTimings
Abhishekam6:30 am to 7:30 am
Maha Naivedyam6:30 am to 7:30 am
Prashoda Kala Abhishekam12:00 pm to 12:30 pm

Festivals celebrated in Nimishamba Temple:

There are a few festivals that are celebrated grandly in Nimishamba Temple. They are,


Navaratri is known for the goddess Durga. The goddess is decorated with beautiful flowers and jewellery during these nine days. The temple organizers conduct Chandi Homa on Durgastami. Devotees can participate in rituals like Saraswati Pooja and Ayudha Pooja etc. On Vijayadashami, you can participate in Homa and rituals.

Sri Nimishamba Jyothi Mahotsavam:

The organizers organize ‘Nimishamba Homa’ in this temple on Vaishaka Shudha Dashami. Many poojas, Thomas and other special rituals are performed on this special day.

You can visit this temple during Hindu festivals like Ugadi, Sankranthi etc. because you can participate in many rituals and poojas.

Best time to visit:

Nimishamba Temple is a beautiful temple and has many devotees throughout the year. Considering the climate, Summer and Winter seasons are best to visit this temple. You can visit this temple during Navaratri because you can participate in many rituals. Visiting the temple during festivals is always best to make the occasion even more special.

Places to visit:

There are a few places that you need to visit after visiting Nimishamba Temple. Some of them are,


Gumbaz is a mosque that is the burial chamber of Haider Ali. He is the father of Tippu Sultan, who was once the ruler of Mysore. Tipu Sultan built this mosque in 1782, and this mosque is 1.3 km away from the temple. This mosque has a Persian style with great architecture.

Srirangapatna Fort:

The famous Srirangapatna Fort is 5.5 km from the temple and is known as Tipu Sultan Fort. In 1454, Timmana Nayaka built this Fort, which has great architecture. The residence of Tipu Sultan is in the Fort, and because of this, this Fort is also called Tipu Sultan Fort.

Sangam Srirangapatna:

Three holy and great rivers, Kaveri, Lokapavani and Hemavati, confluence in this place. This is why this place is called Triveni Sangam Srirangapatna. Even though we cannot see three rivers, we can view the meeting of two rivers. This beautiful place is 2.5 km away from the temple.

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple:

Sri Ranganathaswamy temple is 5 km away from the temple. Devotees worship Lord Vishnu in this religiously famous temple. Inside the temple, you can see the deity resting, giving the devotees peace. It would help if you visited this place during your visit.


There are many luxurious and comfortable hotels to stay near Nimishamba Temple. The following is the list of some places to stay near the temple.

  • Hotel Mayura Riverview Srirangapatna
  • Pai Vista
  • Sunflower Hotel
  • HM resort
  • Atmaveda Riverside Retreat
  • Seed Resort by Inner Living


Sri Nimishamba Temple, Ganjan, Srirangapatna, Mandya District, Karnataka.

Phone number: 08236-252640, 08236-25264.

How to reach?

You can reach Nimishamba temple by Airways, Railways and by road.

By air: Mysore airport is 135 km away from the temple. You can reach the temple by taxi or car after reaching the airport. There are many flights to Mysore from many major cities.

By rail: You can reach the temple after the Mysore Railway station, 16.5 km away. Once you reach the railway station, you can hire a taxi or car to reach the temple. There are many local buses to reach Srirangapatnam.

By road: Many buses reach Srirangapatnam from Mysore. The nearest bus stand is a 7 min walk. So once you reach the bus stand, you can walk to the temple or take an auto or taxi to reach the temple.


What is the ticket price to visit the temple?

There is no ticket to visit the temple. Entry is free for everyone.

What is the dress code to consider before visiting the temple?

Always remember to wear decent Indian clothes while visiting the temple

Where is Nimishamba temple located?

The temple is located in Srirangapatnam, Karnataka.

Which god is worshipped in this temple?

Goddess Parvati is worshipped in this temple and is also known as the goddess who solves people’s problems in 1 minute.