Story of the Origin of Temple
Legend has it that a king Sumanaska wanted to perform a yajna for the welfare of the people. The king assigned the duty of performing the yajna to the prince of kingdom and Rajarshi Muktaraja. When the yajna started, two demons named, Janumandala and Sumandala overpowered the prince of the kingdom and disturbed the yajna.
Rajarshi Muktaraja then prayed to Mother Goddess Shakti. Goddess Parvati appeared and annihilated the demons. She did not even take a fraction of a second to kill the demons.
In memory of the divine event, Rajarishi Muktiraja built a temple dedicated to Goddess Shakti. As Mother Goddess only appeared for a fraction of a second, she was called Nimishamba Devi.
The temple is located on the spot where Goddess appeared. Lord Shiva is worshipped here as Mouktikeswara.
The temple festival is held on the Vasavijayanti day. Full moon day of every month is highly auspicious.
Temple timings: 6:00 AM to 8:30 PM