A temple town located in the Mysore district, 2155 ft above sea level, Nanjangud is rich in its heritage. It was ruled by the Gangas initially, then by the Hoysalas, and then by the Mysore Wodeyars. It is also said that both Haider Ali and Tipu Sultan, the rulers of Sri Rangapattana had a very close association with Nanjangud.
Some Facts on the Town
The town has derived its name from the presiding deity Lord Nanjundeshwara. The Nanjundeshwara Temple here is the abode of Shiva who consumed poison to protect life on earth, the poison here being the one that was churned out from the ocean. Nanjangud is also known as Dakshina Kashi and the deity in this temple is revered as a healer.
Sri Raghavendra Swamy Mutt and Parashurama Kshetra are two other places to visit in Nanjangud. The very few idols of Raghvendra Swamy can be found in this mutt at Nanjangud.
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Tourists are drawn to Nanjangud during the winter season the most because of favourable climatic conditions.