1.King Sumanaska requested Sage Muktaka to perform the sacrifice on behalf of the kingdom.
2.Selecting a spot at the confluence of the rivers Kaveri and Lokapavani in a village called Ganjam near Mysore, the Sage began the rituals.
3.But alas, every good deed is always confronted with obstacles. Even as the Sage was commencing the sacrifice,two demons – namely Jaanu and Sumandala – caused havoc and devastation.
4.With total surrender, the Sage called upon the Supreme Cosmic Energy to destroy these demons.
5.Instantaneously, there emerged from the fire the resplendent form of the Divine Mother, armed with a trishula and dhamaru.
6.Within a minute, She had slain the demonic forces and enabled the smooth completion of the sacrifice.
7.She stood, radiant and victorious, blessing the world- the ever-compassionate Mother.
8.Then, walking 48 steps backward, She established Herself as Shri Nimishamba Devi, and Her temple thus came into existence.
Shri Nimishamba Devi Temple, Ganjam
Kaveri Lokapavani Sangamakshetre Susthite
Shrichakra Raja Sahite Shri Nimishamba Namostute
Oh Divine Mother Nimishamba, You have manifested along with the sacred Shri Chakra and are seated at the confluence of the holy rivers Kaveri and Lokapavani. Our salutations to You.
How, when and where did the Divine Mother manifest on Earth as Devi Nimishamba?
The story behind the manifestation of the Divine Mother dates back to around 1548 AD, when the king of Mysore, Sumanaska, desired to perform a fire sacrifice for the well-being of his subjects…
The Divine Mother is the manifestation of the Primordial, Cosmic Energy – Adiparashakti – is omnipresent, omnipotent and omniscient. However, as it is difficult to fathom the vastness of this energy, it manifests in forms that can be cognised by the human mind. We are extremely fortunate and blessed that this energy has taken the form of the divine, compassionate Mother of the Universe, Shri Nimishamba Devi.