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Kodi Bhairava Temple


The Kodi Bhairava Temple committed to Lord Shiva is arranged toward the upper east of the Mysore Palace. The sanctuary is referred to by this name as it is situated on the dam of Devaraya Sagara, a dried tank prevalently known as Doddakere. The sanctuary committed to Shiva as Bhairava infers its name due to its area previously. Today, it is just on the edges of the Palace Fort and Devaraya Sagara Dasara Exhibition Complex.

About The Temple

This Shiva sanctuary is connected with the organizers of the Mysore Royal family or the Yadu tradition. The little altar houses a picture of Bhairava which is not exactly a meter high. The divinity holds in his four hands, a trident, a drum and a skull and a sword as sickle in his inspired right hand. It is situated on the left by the picture of Bhadrakali, and on the privilege by Yakshi.
In the primary quarter of this century, when the congested structures in the Palace Fort were being evacuated, there was an endeavour to wreck this generally imperative old sanctuary. Be that as it may, - Krishnaraja Wodeyar fourth, ceased obliteration considering its past relationship with the Mysore Dynasty.

History of the Temple

This sanctuary is of extraordinary significance for the historical backdrop of Mysore as this was the spot where the Founders of Mysore Kingdom, Yaduraya and Krishnaraya were met by the Royal Priest which brought about the establishing of the Mysore Kingdom.
Legend has it that it is in this sanctuary that the two youthful rulers from Gujarat (Dwaraka), Yaduraya and Krishnaraya, took cover, before battling the Karugahalli boss and re-establishing the kingdom to the then Royal family. Yaudraya wedded the nearby princess and got to be ancestor of the Yadu line.



The nearest airport is Mysore Airport.


The nearest railway station is Mysore Railway Station (3 Kms).


You can easily get regular buses to Mysore from other major cities of the country.

Temple Address

Kodi Bhairava Temple,
Mysore, Karnataka,
India, Pincode – 570004.


Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-

  • Salvation
  • Wealth
  • Relief from diseases
  • Purchase of vehicles
  • Gain Knowledge

Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree

Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.

Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat

Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.


The temple is open from 05:00 am to 7:00 pm.

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