Mookambika Temple, Kollur

Kollur Mookambika Temple is positioned at Kollur, Udupi District within the state of Karnataka, India. It’s far a Hindu temple committed to the mother Goddess called Mookambika Devi.It’s miles located in the foothills of Kodachadri hills, at the southern financial institution of Souparnika River. Being situated in the land among Gokarna and Kanyakumari, believed to be created by sage Parashurama. The primary deity of the temple is a swayambhu (self-born) jyotirlinga with a golden line reducing it into half, in which the left half of represents Tridevis, and the right 1/2 represents Trimurtis. At the side of this, a four-handed panchaloha idol of Goddess Mookambika is likewise mounted. Rathotsava in the month of Phalguna and Navaratri within the month of Ashwina are the principle fairs on this temple. Goddess Mookambika is said to be the call given to Goddess Parvati after she killed the demon Mookasura (also called Kaumasura).

Every day morning at five.00 am “Nirmalya Pooja” takes vicinity and at some stage in that time the Devotees have an opportunity to look the Swayambhoo Lingam. Each day Trikala Pooja is carried out in the Temple. Heaps of devotees visit the temple to discover solace, from their troubles, pains and difficulties or to devote their religious vows or to enjoy the herbal scenic splendor of the environment. Heaps of devotees from diverse states are touring the Shree Kshethra on each Tuesday, Friday, and in the course of the month of Shravana or on the Moola Nakshathra day of the months of Phalguna (which is the birthday of Shree Devi) vital Politicians (Representatives of human beings) film Stars, fundamental Industrialists and many others are travelling this Temple regularly. The well-known singer Mr. Jesudas is performs Chandika Homa seva and “darshan” of Devi, every yr on his birthday. The Temple celebrates all traditional Hindu festivals and during the times of Navarathri competition the visits of the Devotees reaches the peak. “D. Ella Vyalle” has written that being the dwelling house of Mookambike, Kollur has come to be one of the vital pilgrimage Centre. This location may be very sacred and devotees from within and out of doors the state are visiting this place on pilgrimage and perform penance and different religious worships and return with blanketed feelings. About 50% of the devotees visiting this Temple are from Kerala and 25% are from Tamilnadu and 25% are from Karnataka. Devotees from Andhra and Maharashtra are also travelling the Temple.

It is believed that Adi Shankaracharya had a imaginative and prescient of Sri Mookambika Devi and mounted the deity right here. At some point Devi regarded earlier than Adi Shankaracharya asking for his desire. He found out his desire to put in the Devi idol in an area in Kerala to worship. Devi agreed but put forward a situation that she will be able to comply with Shankara and he must no longer look returned until he reaches his destination. But to check Shankara, Devi intentionally stopped the noise of her anklets after they reached Kollur whereupon Shankara became and appeared back because of doubt. Devi then requested Shankara to put in her vigraha at that very region at Kollur. The authentic temple wherein Shankara meditated and Devi seemed earlier than him is at Kodachadri height (1343 mt) which is at a distance of about 21 kms from Kollur, additionally visible as a large mountain height from Kollur Shri Mookambika Devi Temple.

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How to reach

  • By Road: Kollur is connected by road from major cities such Shimoga, Mangalore, and Bangalore. It is a three-hour journey from Mangalore by bus. Direct buses are also available from Shimoga and Sagara and some other near places as well.
  • By Train: The nearest railway station is at Bijoor (BIJR) 20 km away from Kollur and Kundapura station at 40 km from Kollur. You can easily get taxis from the station to Kollur. The stations have waiting rooms for passengers.
  • By Air: The Airport close to the temple is Mangalore International Airport. One can avail pre-paid taxis from the airport to Kollur. It is approximately 150 kms from the airport and can be reached in three-four hours.
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How to reach

  • Nearest airport is Mangalore International Airport
  • Nearest railway station is Bijoor¬†
  • Nearest bus stations are Shimoga and Mangalore
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