Temple of Shri Bhuvaneshwari is located on the northern side of
the Palace fort corresponding to the Sri Varahaswami Temple in
the south, thus providing a Symmetrical structure in the fort
complex. It was constructed by Sri Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar in
the year 1951. The temple tower is in typical Dravidian style.
The principal deity Bhuvaneshwari was carved by the famous Architect
- Sculptor, Shri Siddalingaswamy of Mysore. Besides the other
sculptures of Surya, Mahavishnu, Maheshwara, Rajarajeshwari, Ganapathi
and Chamundeshwari are also the works of the said famous sculptor.
One of the important objects in the temple is a copper Surya Mandala
which is said to have been transferred from the palace to this
temple by H.H. Jayachamarajendra Wadiyar.
Kodi Someshwara Swami Temple
temple od Sri Kodi Someshwara is located on the north east portion
of the Fort. It was constructed by Sri Kanteerava Narasaraja Wadiyar
in 1399. It has a 'Banni' tree in front of the temple and few
other deities surrounding the temple.
temple of Gayathri is located in the south east corner of the
Fort directly corresponding to the Sri Trinayaneshwara Swami Temple
constructed by Jayachamrajendra Wadiyar in 1953. With in the enclosure
are three shrines dedicated to savithri, Gayathri and Lakshmi.
The Navaranga or pillared hall of the temple has the sculpture
of Ganesha, Shiva, Surya and Mahavishnu. All the sculptures have
been carved by the famous mysore sculptor Shilpi Sri Siddalingaswamy.
Shwetha Varahaswami Temple
temple is located near the southern Gate-way of the Fort. It is
constructed in the typical Hoysala style. The processional image
of the temple has an inscription which records that it was the
gift of king Chikka Devaraja Wadiyar (1673 - 1704). The temple
has an elegantly carved doorway, well executed pillars and a tower.
It also houses inscribed images of Srivaishnava saints Desikar
and Jeeyar. One of the important features of this temple is the
mural paintings on the walls. And in the Navaranaga or the pillared
hall the murals represent scenes from Ramayana and Bhagavatha.
These murals are in good state of preservation of Rama (Sri Rama
Pattabhisheka). The painted Inscription below the panel states
that the painting was executed on Monday the 2, of the bright
half of the month Magha in the cyclic year Bhava of saka era 1797
LakshmiRamana Swami Temple
is one of the oldest Temple in the city. It is located towards
the Western part of the Fort. An inscription found in Cole's gardens
(present day Banni - mantap) register a grant for God Lakshmiramana
is A.D. 1499 by An order of Vijayanagara King Narasanayaka, father
of krishna Devaraya. According to Annals of the Mysore Royal Family,
a half blind Brahmin was cured of his blindness around the year
1599 at the interposition of Raja Wadiyar. A standing Figure of
the king in Anjalimudra facing the God commemorates this act.
The handsome mantapa on the rear side of the temple was constructed
by Kanteerava Narasaraja Wadiyar (1638 - 1659 A.D). It is also
important as all the religious ceremonies in connection with the
coronation of child Raja Krishnaraja Wadiyar III were held on
this temple on June 30, 1799.
Prasana Krishnaswami Temple
Mysore dynasty claims its descent from Yadu Vamsha (Yadu race)
Founded by Sri Krishna of Mahabharata. Therefore, Krishnaraja
Wadiyar III Started the Construction of Sri Prasanna Krishna temple
in 1825 and according to inscription, It was completed in 1829.
In the Sanctum - Sanctorum is a pretty image of lord Krishna (Ambegalu
Krishna in crawling posture) made of chlorite schist. He has a
butter ball in his hand and has a Juvenile expression. This is
also know for the murals on the walls of the Navaranga (the central
pillared hall). The murals depict stories from Bhagavata. The
murals of this temple and of Varahaswami temple are excellent
Examples of 19th century Mysore Paintings.
Trinayaneshwara Swami Temple
is an ancient temple, which existed even before the time of Raja
Wadiyar, located outside the Mysore Fort, on the bank of Devaraya
Sangara (Doddakere). It was during the time of Kanthirava Wadiyar
that the fort was enlarged and the Trinayaneshwara Temple came
within the fort. The temple has an encloser wall, with a Mahadvara
said to have been Originally surmounted by Gopuram (tower). This
tower is said to have been Destroyed during the late 18th century