Chamundeshwari Jayanti (Birthday of Goddess Chamundeshwari Mata) is observed on the seventh day of dark fortnight in Ashada Month (Ashada Krishna Saptami) as per Kannada calendar (Amavasyant Panchangams). In 2013, Chamundeshwari Jayanti date is July 28.
Chamundeshwari Jayanti is celebrated with utmost gusto in Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple, which is one of the Shakti Peetha Temples.
Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore
The Chamundeshwari Temple in Mysore District of Karnataka is an important Shakti Peetha in India. It is located on the top of Chamundi Hills about 13 km from the city of Mysore.
Goddess Durga is worshipped in the form of Chamundi in this temple. She is also known as Mahishasura Mardini for killing the demon Mahisha.
The original shrine is said to have been built in the 12th century by the Hoysala rulers and the tower was built by the Vijayanagar rulers of the 17th century. A flight of 1000 stone steps from the foothills takes you to the temple at a height of more than 3000 ft. However it is also accessible by road.