The Kollur Mookambika Temple is located in the Udupi district of Karnataka, created by Parashurama. Goddess Mokkambika is worshipped in this temple as the Goddess Shakthi. Devi Mookambika is considered as Adi Shakthi as the linga has incorporated on the left side Goddess Kali, Goddess Lakshmi, and Goddess Saraswathi. Adi Shakthi in this precious form can be only seen in this temple. In the form of Udhbhavalinga, the Goddess has even integrated Shiva, Vishnu, and Brahma on its right side. The Shakthi is represented on the left side and Shiva on the right. The statue of Devi Mookambika has been set up on the 'Sri Chakra Yantra' as Devi appeared at the time of meditation in his divine sight. The ritual of worship is continued even today according to the Vijayagama system that Adi Shankaracharya formulated.
At 5:00 am every day, the 'Nirmalya Pooja' takes place. During this time, visitors or devotees get the scope of seeing the Swayambhoo Lingam. The Trikala Pooja is performed every day in the temple. Kollur Mookambika Temple is the place where thousands of devotees visit for finding solace from their difficulties, pains and problems. People even visit for dedicating their religious vows as well as for enjoying the scenic beauty of the surrounding. Thousands of people from various corners visit Shri Mookambika temple on all Tuesday, Friday. Big Politicians, major Industrialists as well as Film Stars visit the temple, especially at the month of Shravana or the Moola Nakshatra day in the month of Phalguna. The Mookambika temple official website will provide you every important detail about this auspicious temple. The popular singer Mr. Jesudas is known to have 'darshan' the Devi and perform Chandika Homa seva on his birthday every year. Mookambika temple official website has every detail regarding its 'darshan' and pooja timings.
Kollur Mookambika Temple celebrates every traditional Hindu festival. During the Navaratri Festival, the number of devotees reaches the peak. Navarathri ends on the Vijayadashami, the last day and the Aksharabhyasa Seva are performed by thousands of devotees at the Saraswati Mantapa. The other important festivals celebrated in the temple are Dhanurmasa, Shivarathri, The Annual Ratha Yatra, Ugadi, Ashwagandha Brahmakalashotsava and Chandika Homa. Kollur has become an important pilgrimage center for being the home of Mookambika. The place is too sacred and visitors from outside and within the nation visit this sacred place. They perform several religious worships as well as penance and go back with peaceful feelings. Nearly 50% of the devotees who visit the temple are from Kerala, 25% from Tamil Nadu and 25% from Karnataka. People from Maharashtra and Andhra even visit the temple. The Kollur Mookambika temple official website has detail about its route to help devotees reach the destination without hindrance.
Kollur Mookambika Temple administration undertakes many significant social works and even maintains several Highschools and Pre-University colleges. The temple administration has set up good guest houses as well as parks for the comfort and benefit of the visiting devotees. Mookambika Temple in Kollur has been the home of Goddess Shakti for centuries. Plenty of donations have been offered by many local kings to this temple. The 'Keladi Dynasty' kings have been rendering varied types of worships to the Devi. Moreover, the temple has been renovated by Sankana Nayaka and Shivappa Nayaka, the Keladi Dynasty kings and offered donations for the temple's maintenance. Well, the temple authorities have set up every amenity which looks after every need of the visitors. The Mookambika temple Kollur official website has all information about it. For any type of medical care, there is a Government Hospital in 500m from the Kollur temple. The Temple possesses two auditoriums; one is Shri Mookambika Auditorium and the other one is Sarvamangala Auditorium. The seating capacity of the Mookambika Auditorium is 1000 and capacity of the other one is 500. Both of these halls can be availed by devotees for rent. Well, devotees or visitors with a disability as well as Senior Citizens can enter directly the temple without standing in the normal queue. There are even arrangements of free lunch and dinner for devotees in the form of 'Prasadam'. It is served at 12:00 noon and at 8:00 pm at night. The temple administration has made good arrangements for 'Special Darshan' via the entrance of Northside, charging a fee of Rs. 100. Good Parking arrangement is available for the cars.
The two rivers that flow in Kollur are Agni Theertha and Kashi Theertha. The rivers merge together, flowing further as the River Sowparnika that is nearly 0.5 km from the temple. Bathrooms are arranged on the river banks. Similar arrangements are even available at the river banks of Kashi Theertha. For the convenience of the visitors, arrangements of drinking water are done at the north side of the temple's outer circle. There are water taps on the front part of the temple to wash the hands and feet. If you want to get any information regarding the Mookambika Temple, you can get it from the Temple Information center.
The Mookambika Devi temple official website has the list of the guest houses set up by the temple administration for the benefits of devotees. The guest houses are namely Guest house Lalithamba, Guest House Sowparnika, Guest House Matha Chatra, and Guest House Jagadmbika. All guest houses various types of room options to choose as per one's choice. There are air-conditioned lodges, non AC lodges, super deluxe lodges as well as ordinary dormitory available at a nominal rate. Well, Photography is prohibited within the premise of temple and devotees or visitors have to enter with bare feet. Receipts for any offerings or Seva are available at the Temple Seva Counter. Drunkards are not permitted to enter the temple, prohibiting smoking, spitting and drinking liquors inside the premise. Devotees have to put their donations only in the Hundi or can be handed over to the Seva counter with respect to a receipt.
However, donations can be sent via Cheque, Money Order or DD in the name of the Executive Officer. The Mookambika Temple address is Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Kundapura Taluk, Udupi District, and Pin: 576220. For any further detail, devotees or visitors call on the Mookambika Temple phone number.
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