Sri Nimishambha shrine is situated on the bank of the River Cauvery, nearly 2 km from Srirangapatana on the road leading to Sangam, in Mysore district in Karnataka, South India. It is to be noted that at Nimishamba Temple, Muktharaja of Surya Vamsha performed penance.
During the period of Mummadi Krishnaraja Wodeyar, this shrine was installed about 300 to 400 years ago. As per the local legends, the incarnation of Goddess Parvathi is Sri Nimishamba, the consort of Lord Shiva.
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.”
According to Kannada language Nimisha means a minute, so the deity is known as Nimishamba. In front of Sri Nimishamba, a Shrichakra is beautifully carved on a stone and daily pujas and rituals are performed.
Local legends and ardent followers plus admirers strongly believe that all the troubles and problems of her ardent followers plus admirers will be removed by Sri Nimishamba within a minute if prayer with dedication and commitment.
A large number of ardent followers plus admirers from nook and corner of Karnataka visit this shrine on this grand occasion day. After the homa, kumkuma 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 shrine on the day of auspicious and religious plus important days in order to get relief and early marriage happen in their life.