The Chamundeswari Temple on top of the Chamundi hills is the most famous temple in Mysore. Goddess Chamundi or Chamundeshwari is the presiding deity of Mysore. This form of Devi Durga is described in the Devi Mahatmyam in Markandeya Purana as the Goddess who slayed the demons Chanda and Munda (who represent evil qualities or tendencies in the human mind). Thus, Goddess Chamundeswari is the slayer of unholy thoughts, desires and deeds and bestows auspicious qualities on her devotees. During the 10 daylong Dasara festival special prayers are offered to the Goddess. The Vedas are chanted in the temple and various music performances are held here. After Dasara, on the auspicious Ashwayuja Pournime, a Rathotsava or car festival is conducted during the Jathra or annual festival on top of the hill. This is followed by Theppotsava (floating festival) that is held in the night. All these festivities attract devotees by the thousands. Worshipping Goddess Durga is the best parihara to overcome all Graha Doshas, problems at the workplace, hostilities, obstacles, poverty and evil forces etc. Offer pooja to Goddess Chamundeswari and receiver her divine grace in abundance.
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