Mookambika Temple


Powerful Shakti Peeth – Sri Mookambika Temple.

What is special about Mookambika Temple?

It is a Hindu temple dedicated to the Mother Goddess known as Mookambika Devi. Mookambika is the union of Adipara Shakthi and Parabramha as the Linga has integrated on it’s left side “Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswathi”.

Which place is Mookambika Temple?

Sri Mookambika Temple in Kollur, Udupi district attracts devotees from all parts of South India. The village of Kollur lies amid the green canopy of the Western Ghats, on the base of Kodachadri Hill.

Why do Kerala people visit Kollur?

As Kollur is associated with Shankaracharya, this Temple holds immense relevance for the devotees of Kerala. As Kollur Mookambika is regarded as a goddess of Shakti, Vidya Saraswathi and Lakshmi, devotees of Kerala lay the foundation for their kids’ education at Kollur at Mookambika Temple.

Can we go to Mookambika Temple now?

The temple opens up at 5 AM and stays open for Darshan as late as 9 PM. The devotees can come and perform the pooja in the open Sri Mookambika temple hours of the temple very conveniently.

What should I wear in Mookambika Temple?

Men are allowed in only if they are dressed in a dhoti(a white saree like dress meant for men) or Mundu (in local lingo). In winter a shawl or another dhoti could be draped on the upper part. Women can enter in any traditional outfit be it a sari or a salwar. Jeans and western attire isn’t allowed.

Should we remove shirt in Mookambika Temple?

devotees should not enter the Temple wearing shirt, baniyan, coat, hat, turban, shorts (Bermuda) or lungi.

Is pants allowed in Mookambika?

Men are required to take all their upper clothes off and wear a white dhoti with upper body either bare or covered with a white kurta to enter the garbhagrih of the temple. The rules are stricter for women who are not allowed in pants or western wear at all.

What is famous in Kollur?

Kollur located in the Kondapur Taluk in District Udupi, Karnataka, is a small temple town. Situated in the Western Ghat foothills, the town is famous for its Mookambika Temple, a popular Hindu pilgrimage.

How to go to Mookambika?

The best way to reach Kollur Mookambika Temple is by bus. Regular buses depart from Udupi to Kollur. You can reach Kollur Mookambika Temple by taking a cab/taxi as well. If you are coming in your car, Kollur Mookambika Temple is 1.5 hours’ drive from the Udupi railway station.


Al-Biruni (AD 9731048) must have been the first writer to call this state Malabar.


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