Kollur Mookambika Temple | Temple Timings,History,Images

Kollur Mookambika Temple:

Kollur Mookambika temple is located in Kollur village of Udupi district in Karnataka. It is 1200 years old temple. In Tamil Nadu, the temple is referred to as Moogambigai, and in Kerala, it is referred to as Mookambi. Kollur Mookambika temple darshan timings are from 5 AM to 9 PM.

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Mookambika Temple Legends:

Demon Kamhasura used to live here, blessed with a boon by Lord Shiva that no male can slay him to death. He started misusing his power by bothering the gods and sages.

Kamhasura disturbed sage Kola’s penance while performing prayers to Shiva Lingam. Kola prayed heartily for Goddess Parvati, then Parvati incarnated as Thrisoolanayaki.

Kamhasuru comes to know that a female is approaching his death. Upon learning that the demon had undergone a strict atonement ageing for God Shiva. Lord Shiva appears before he asks for a wish, feeling the danger, Paravati made him dumb.

Since then, kamhasura was named Mookasura, meaning muted demon. Later Goddess Parvati killed Mookasura with the help of Veerabhadra. The place where Parvati slew Mookasura came to call Marna Katte.

Koolur village:

After the sage Kola, the Koolur village was named. He was presented with the Swarnarekha Lingam by Lord Shiva. The sage asks Lord Shiva to worship the lingam without the Goddess Parvati.

Then the Lord replies that there will be three manifestations of Lakshmi, Parvati, and Saraswati on the left side of the lingam.

Guru Adi Sankaracharya has performed mediation at Kondachari hills for the Goddess Mookambika Devi. The Goddess appears and asks him to make a wish. He wishes to install an icon in a place in Kerala.

Goddess agrees with it with one condition. She says she will follow him to the destination, but he should not look back. If he looks back, then he must install the icon at the place where the Goddess will be at that moment.

In the journey, the Goddess intentionally stops her voice and anklets to test him. Adi Sankara gets doubt and turns back to check. As the condition breaks, he has to install the idol at the place where he was present.

Adi Sankara installs the icon and prays to the Goddess to forgive him. Then Goddess agrees to present at Chottanikkara temple in Kerala in the morning and returns to Kollur by afternoon.

Suparna is an eagle who performs penance for the Goddess to obtain moksha. The river Souparnika is near the temple named after Suparna.

Kollur Mookambika Temple Darshan Timings:

Here are Mookambika Temple Darshan Timings

Morning Hours: 5:00 am – 1:30 pm

Evening Hours: 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Numbers 4 and 5 seva Prasadam will be an issue at the counter.

Kollur Mookambika Dress Code:

For Men:

White Dhoti with upper cloth

For women:

Saree, half saree, Punjabi dress, or churidar with dupatta

Kollur Mookambika Temple address:

Sri Mookambika Templ, Kollur – 576 220,

Kundur Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka.

Kollur Mookambika Temple Contact Number

Landline numbers: 08254 258221 / 258489 / 258328 / 258488 / 258521

How to reach Kollur Mookambika Temple?

By Air:

  • Mangalore airport is the nearest airport. It is 136 km away.

By Train:

  • Mangalore railway station connected to all Southern parts of India. It is 137 km away from the temple.
  • Udupi railway station is 76.4 km away from the temple.
  • Byndoor railway station is 29.4 km away from the temple.

By Road:

  • Kollur Mookambika temple is 72.8 km away from Udupi bus station.
  • Mangalore bus station is 132 km away from the temple.

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