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Sri Bhuvaneshwari Temple
The 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.
Sri Kodi Someshwara Swami Temple
The 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.
Sri Gayathri Temple
The 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.
Sri Shwetha Varahaswami Temple
This 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 (A.D. 1875).
Sri LakshmiRamana Swami Temple
This 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.
Sri Prasana Krishnaswami Temple
The 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.
Sri Trinayaneshwara Swami Temple
This 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 A.D.

 
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