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All days of the week
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

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Kollur, kundapur Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka 576220, India
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+91-8254-258521 +91-8254-258488
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All days of the week
5:00 AM - 1:30 PM
3:00 PM - 9:00 PM

how to reach mookambika temple

The Mookambika Temple is situated 2 km north of city bus stand and 100 m north of the bazaar and guest houses. From Udupi we can reach Mookambika Temple - Kollur by bus. The nearest airport is the Mangalore airport located at Bajpe, 60 km away from Udupi. There are regular flights from different parts of the country. You can also hire a cab to reach the temple.

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about mookambika temple

The gurgling of a mountain stream in the background rings in the ears of the pilgrim as we enter the revered Mookambika Temple. One of the major Shakti shrines in the country, Kollur draws many practitioners of Tantra too.  Behind the linga, on a raised platform, is the large panchaloha (five precious metals) icon of the four-armed Mookambika, considered to be one of the best in the country. The deity looks as she appeared in Adi Shankara’s vision. Seated in the lotus posture, she carries the chakra (discus) and sankha (conch) in her two upper hands and holds her other two hands in the gesture of Abhaya mudra (protection) and varada mudra (boon-bestowal). It is an image of exquisite beauty. In the outer ambulatory,  there is a passage that leads to the shrine of Veerabhadra Swamy. He is the kshetrapala, the protector of the temple. 

The Subrahmanya Swamy Temple is on the other side of the Mookambika Temple. Nearby is Saraswati Mantap, the very spot at which Adi Shankara is believed to have composed the superb hymn, the Soundarya-Lahari. Artistes come here to seek Saraswati’s blessings. At the Chowdeswari Temple, to the north, is the kshetrapalani (the female divinity that protects the temple). In the outer ambulatory passage, apart from several interesting smaller shrines, a golden chariot is on display. The puja rituals are a combination of Vedic and Tantric rites. Devotees enter the sanctum in orderly queues. Kollur is free of touts or pujaris hassling the pilgrims. Everything is clean, orderly and systematic.

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Godlike Ragna
Godlike Ragna
"kollur mookambigai temple"
Jun 22 2014
Located around 7 kms from Thiruvalla towards Chengnnnur.It is small temple and 75th of the 108 Divyadesam.This temple is said to have been built & worshiped by NAkula of Panja Pandavas.The main deity is Lord Pambanaiappan .The idaol was beautiful ...... read more
Gim Carry
Gim Carry
"kollur mookambigai temple"
Jun 22 2014
Located around 7kms from Thiruvalla towards Chengannur.It is small temple and 75th of the 108 Divyadesam.This temple is said to have been built & worshiped by Nakula of Panja Pandavas .The main deity is Lord Pambanaiappan.The idol was beautifully ...... read more
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