Chamundeswari Temple on top of the Chamundi hill. According to mythology, this rocky hill was known as Mahabalachala.
The hill takes its name from the goddess Chamundeshwari. It was the family deity of the royal family. This temple was renovated and the beautiful tall tower was built during the time of Krishnaraja Wodeyar III in 1827. The temple is a fine quadrangular structure. This goddess is also called Mahishasura Mardini.
The main idol of goddess inside the sanctum sanctorium is serene and beautiful. Try to concentrate on the full idol instead of concentrating upon the face only, the way most of us usually do. You will find that the goddess is sitting in a posture wherein the right heel of her pious foot is pressing the lowest chakra of the seven chakras. This posture you will find Lord Shiva sitting. This is also a powerful yogic posture which if mastered enables one to have a third dimensional view of the universe which is mastered by the couple Shiv and Shiva, also known by the name 'trikaldarshi'.
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