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Mysuru, where demons ruled

Myaore palace

The name of this city has an epic story related to it as well. It is derived from the MahishaSur where Mahisha means “buffalo” and Sur means “devil” and as per Hindu mythology, Mahishasur ruled the ancient parts of the Mysore Kingdom. He was killed by the Goddess Chamundeshwari [Durga] after whom it is named. ‘Mahishapura’ later became  Mahisūru/Mysuru  (a name which, even now, the royal family uses). And that’s why, Mysuru, Where Demons Ruled.

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