Kollur being the abode of the majestic Mookambika has attained the privilege of being a 'sidhhikshetra' or a focal center of the mystic power. Any orisons made here are known to be immediately granted. This is probably the reason why the devotees perennially come rushing to this place of legendary significance.
Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur boasts of an expert panel of learned purohits many of whom have been Vedic Scholars and are trained in doctrines and rituals to perform these homams and poojas. The prolific purohits come from the traditional Brahmin priest families and undergo a rigorous examination of their knowledge before being bestowed with priesthood at the Mookambika Temple.
Since Chandika Homam is a Vedic ritual, it is very important that it is performed with vigilance and caution. A reckless performance of rituals can lead to counter-productive effects. The rituals performed under the guidance of the experienced purohits at Mookambika are often very accurate in terms of results and any chance of a folly is eliminated.
The Kollur Temple also provides the services of online homams to the devotees who are unable to travel to the temple due to unavoidable circumstances. Although it is believed that a ritual of Chandika Homam performed first-hand by the devotee himself under the guidance of an erudite priest is most productive and beneficial, under certain cases, the Homam can be performed in the absence of the devotee by the priests in his name. In case of confusion about the rituals of Chandika Homam or other doubts, the Kollur temple provides free consultation services by the learned purohits on the methods, rituals, requirements and benefits of the homam.
According to Skanda Purana, the Jyotirlinga situated in the Kollur Temple is the ultimate union of 'Purusha' or male element and 'Prakrithi'- the divine natural feminine force. It is thus believed that the essence of all divinity spread out in the world can be found centered here and thus be visiting and praying to Mookambika Devi at the Kollur temple is the gist of prayers offered at a thousand other shrines.
The legend of Krishna performing a sacred ritual named 'Sambayrutham' in the Kollur temple with his wives Satyabhama and Rukmini, is renowned. It is also said that the king of devs, Indra himself visited Kollur Mookambika to atone for his wrong deeds. Many enlightened sages such as Kashyap, Suratha, Brahaspati, Bharagavarama, Shukracharya among many are believed to have bowed to the divine presence in the temple. Devi Mookambika is considered to be a guardian deity of education and art forms as she is the manifestation of Mahasaraswati.
Since goddess Mookambika is a patron of fine arts and education, the Chandika Homam to negate the bad influences acting as a barrier to educational progress, or to ameliorate skills in art forms performed at her abode strengthens the might of rituals. The establishment prestige of Kollur as a 'Sidhhi Kshetra' serves as another factor why performing a Homam here can be more fruitful than any place else.
The individuals facing education and career-related problems, seeking improved performance in academics, or a career in arts come to Mookambika temple to appease the Goddess. It is said that a suppliance to the goddess' Mahasaraswati form through a Chandika Homam at Kollur preserves the might to free the petitioner of all grievances and enlighten them towards a path leading to a brighter, better future.
The seekers of blessings from the Mahasaraswati form of Chandika are mostly students and artists vying to improve and enlighten themselves with the wonders of the Goddess. Chandika Homam is one determined, virtuous way to please the goddess into fulfilling their wishes.
Other devotees who come here are either ailed by household problems, suffering from bodily malfunctions and illness or are struggling through tough financial times. It is religiously trusted that if a devotee performs the Chandi Homam rituals properly with a pure and truthful heart complete with a Hawan or Homa Kunda, dry Coconut, Ghee, rice, Kumkum, ladle, incense sticks, Deepaks or lamps, flowers, and water along with an offering of Prasad preparations made of Urad dal, curd, jiggery, fruits, and the Panchamritham (five nectars- honey, milk, curd, ghee, jaggery), Devi Chandika grants all his wishes and blesses him with long lasting prosperity and happiness.
The 'Yajmaan' or devotee performing the Chandika Homam is believed to be eligible to attain success in every venture he undertakes. His quest for purpose is blessed. His mind is bestowed with rationality and clearance and his spirit is freed of all tempts.
The physical and visible benefits of performing Chandika Homam include success in competitive examinations, settlement and dismissal of legal disputes, improved performance in examinations for students, excellent accolades in arts for artists, success in business enterprises for businessmen, longevity and a new energy to lead a healthy life for the sick and ones suffering from bodily or mental disorders, and a blessing of bearing healthy offsprings for the expectant.
The bad and harmful influences due to faults in the planetary motions are also known to be forfended by the benediction of Goddess Chandika in the form of Mookambika at Kollur. The household problems originating from Vastu Doshas are also obviated by the grace of Devi Chandika.
Apart from these physically visible benefits, the Chandi Homa also aids in achieving a mental state of peace and positivity. Goddess Chandi being the fiercest and the most powerful avatar of Goddess Durga is the protector of the truthful and the destructor of the malicious. She protects her devotees from all negative charms and influences and keeps draining forces at bay. She is free-spirited and the possessor of the supremest of divine powers. She is the Goddess of action, a vehement embodiment of 'Shakti' or might. When an individual performs the Chandika Homam with total submission and faith at a sacred place of historical significance like Kollur, all these divine superpowers of Devi Chandika are summoned at the Homam Site. The place is reverberating with a humongous source of infinite positive energy which is soaked in by the devotee and the people surrounding him.
These powers are then manifested in the behavioural patterns of the devotee who feels rejuvenated, replenished, at peace with himself and with the world outside. Not only he shapes his material life but is also guided ahead on a spiritual path of greater understanding. There is no sense of helplessness with him as he cites the immense power of Goddess Chandi to accomplish his feats and achieve his goals. The person also grows more tender and benevolent to other people which in turn results in happier relationships and a happy household.
When the person is calm and composed, his tendency of outperforming himself increases. As a result, the person is able to achieve goals that daunted him in the past. This increases the chance of him being content and successful in life and also grants financial stability.
The positive shield of Devi Chandika keeps the evil eyes that hamper one's growth and progress at bay. The black magic and black charms do not work on the devotee of Goddess Chandika who protects her children with an adamant ferocity.
The observation of the Chandi Homam rituals, thus come with greater goods to the very existence of the observant or the performer who undergoes a holistic development of body, mind, and spirit and an upliftment of his surroundings to aid a happy and flourishing life booming with possibilities.