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Shwetha Varahaswami Temple

Shwetha Varahaswami Temple, an 18th century shrine, is located near the southern entrance of Mysore Palace in Mysore of Karnataka. The presiding deity is Varaha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu.

A fine Hoysala structure, the temple was built under the patronage of Maharaja Krishnaraja Wodeyar III. It boasts carved doorways, pillars and towers, apart from five tiered Rajagopuram and the stuccoed images at the entrance.

Its hall is graced with mural paintings, which represent the scenes from the Ramayana and Mahabharata, popular being the one depicting the coronation of Lord Ram. The inscribed images of Srivaishnava Acharyas, Desikar and Jiyar are the added attractions.

Updated on 7th June, 2005
District: Mysore
Location: Mysore    


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