Sri Mookambika Temple Kollur Karnataka


District of Karnataka
Thick green forest covered Kodachadri Hill is a well kept secret in the Western Ghats in Shimoga District of Karnataka.

What is famous in 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 its left side “Maha Kali, Maha Lakshmi and Maha Saraswathi”.

Which state is Kollur Mookambika Temple?

Karnataka State
The Kollur “Shree Kshntram”, situated in the Udupi Disctrict of Karnataka State, is one among the seven abodes of Salvation, in the creation of Parashurama.

Which district is Mookambika Temple in?

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 is mookambika so famous?

It is one of the most important places of pilgrimages for Hindus. This temple is unique because it is combination of both Shiva and Shakthi. Mookambika is the manifestation of Shakti, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi. At Sri Mookambika temple the Lingam is the main deity and is known as Jyothirlingam.

What is the dress code for 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.

Which river flows in Kollur?

It joins with the Varahi River, Kedaka River, Chakra River, and Kubja River known as Panchagangavali river and merges into the Arabian Sea. It flows near Mookambika temple, Kollur hence sometimes known as Kolluru nadi and is considered holy river by devotees of the temple.

Why do Keralites 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.

How far is mookambika temple from railway station?

The distance from Byndoor railway station to Kollur Mookambika temple is about 28 km which can be covered in 40 minutes to one hour by road.

Who is the owner of Kollur mine?

Kohinoor has been in British possession for 173 years now. The British extracted the diamond, through a ‘peace treaty,’ out of the tender grasp of Punjab’s


Kollur Mookambika temple is believed to be 1200 years old and many kings had faith in this temple. The local kings and the well-kown Kings of Keladi Dynasty, Shankanna Nayaka and Shivappa Nayaka had given many donations for the temple and renovated it.


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