Sri Nanjangud Nanjundeswara Temple (Srikanteshwara Temple) is located in the village named Nanjangud, in the district of Mysore, in the state of Karnataka in South India. The main deity of this temple is Nanjundeswara Swamy (Lord Shiva) and his consort is Parvathi. The festival deity is Chandrasekharar.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is Munnadhi Sangama Confluence of three rivers. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameekam and Karanagamam. This temple is nearly 500-1000 years old in this region. The historical name of this place is Nanjangud.
The main festivals of this temple are Karthikai in November-December, Aipasi Annabishekam in October-November, Panguni Brahmmotsavam in March-April, Thai New Moon day in January-February; Aadi Shiva wedding festival in July-August, Masi Shivrathri in February-March, Aavani Perumal wedding festival in August-September, Deepavalli, Onam, Vaikunta Ekadashi, Pongal, Vishu, Amavasya, New Year day as per the Hindu traditional calendar and Georgian calendar and other festivals related to Lord Shiva. These festivals are celebrated in grand manner with much festivity and charisma in this particular temple. Local people plus devotees cooperation and pilgrims of far and near makes this temple as most sought after temple in the district.
It is the most sought after temple in this district. Special pujas and rituals are conducted in this temple on all Tuesdays and Sundays that is dedicated to Lord and Mother. The temple is open for all the Hindus from 6.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. continuously. Even special pujas and rituals are performed on Shivarathri day.
Address – Sri Nanjundeswarar Temple, Nanjangud – 571 301, Mysore district, Karnataka.