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What sets Kollur apart from other places of pilgrimage? Famed as one of the most sacred sites in Karnataka, it’s located in stunningly beautiful surroundings, reminding one of the evocative imagery of red earth and pouring rain. Lush green forests, windswept hills, enchanting waterfalls and gurgling rivers make Kollur - most of which is protected as the Mookambika Wildlife Sanctuary an extraordinary experience for not only the devout but also for nature lovers.

Adi Shankara installed the idol of Mookambika in Kollur about 1,200 years ago. The small, square sanctum also houses the egg-shaped Udbhava-Jyothir (self-manifested and effulgent) linga, with the Suvarna Rekha (golden streak), dividing the visible portion of the linga into two parts, the left being larger than the right, said to uniquely connote the immutable nature of Shiva and Shakti. 

It is believed that Goddess Mookambika, the presiding deity, merged with the linga to bless her devotees. In the Skanda Purana, when Indra asks Vishnu to explain Shiva’s real nature, as he (Shiva) is seen in this temple in female form, Vishnu replies, “Listen, O Indra, the male and female are eternal principles of the universe. Yet they are never separate. They are as gold and the ornaments made out of it.”

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Kolluru Tourism - Get information on Kolluru tourist places and sightseeing tours. This page presents a visual Kolluru travel guide. Our friendly trip advisor from ixigo helps you plan your next tour and gives you great ideas on what to do, where to eat, where to stay and when to go there. We curate the best information from the web to give you precise, meaningful and useful travel guide for leading places to visit in india and from across the world. ixigo has curated the best travel information on Kolluru tourism spanning genres as diverse as tourist places, tourist spots, major sightseeing attractions, the best time to visit, the top places to visit in Kolluru, the must-see things to see and do, maps, restaurants, hotels, nearby tourist destinations, local public information and more. To start with check out information on how to reach Kolluru :
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