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Ashada Fridays at Mysore Chamundeshwari Temple

Fridays in Ashada month as per traditional Kannada calendar followed in Karnataka is of great importance at the Chamundeshwari Temple. Special pujas will be held during Ashada Month 2020 Fridays falling on June 26, July 3, July 30, and July 17.

Fridays are of great significance in many temples dedicated to Goddess Shakti in South India.

Origin of Goddess Chamundeshwari is mentioned in the Devi Mahatmya and Markandeya Purana. While Goddess Durga was engaged in a battle with demons Chanda and Munda, Goddess Kali emerged from the forehead of Durga and killed Chanda and Munda. Pleased with Goddess Kali, Durga called her Chamunda.

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