Sri Nimishambha temple is located on the bank of the River Cauvery, nearly 2 km from Srirangapatna on the road leading to Sangam, in Mysore district in the state of Karnataka, South India.
According to the local legends, the incarnation of Goddess Parvathi is Sri Nimishamba, the consort of Lord Shiva. It is to be noted that at Nimishamba Temple, Muktharaja of Surya Vamsha performed penance. During the period of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, this temple was installed about 300 to 400 years ago.
In front of Sri Nimishamba, a shrichakra is beautifully carved on a stone and daily pooja and rituals are performed. Local legends and devotees strongly believe that all the troubles and problems of her devotees will be removed by Sri Nimishamba within a minute if prayer with dedication and commitment. According to Kannada language Nimisha means a minute, so the deity is known as Nimishamba.
There is local story that, “Suryavamsha Mutharasa king Muktharaja was blessed with the boon that Sri Nimishamba will come to his aid in his fight against the demons in a minute. That is why there is a deity Lord Shiva by the name of Moukthikeshwara.”
On the day of Amavasya, Amavasya homa is conducted in this temple. A large number of devotees from nook and corner of Karnataka visit this temple on this grand occasion day. After the homa, kumkum is offered by the priest to all the devotees. Deeparadhana is also regularly done to the goddesses. Those who are facing marriage proposal delay visit this temple on the day of Amavasya to get relief and early marriage happen in their life.