Mookambika Temple Kollur - Serving devotees of Mookambika


Mookambika is situated in Kollur village of Udupi Karnataka. Mookambika temple is among the most important shrines for Hindus in India. Mookambika Temple is also one of the most legendary temples. Mookambika Kollur is a small village of about 6 sq. kms in area at the foot of Western Ghats. Kollur Temple itself is generally known as 'Mookambi' or 'Moogambigai' in Kerala and Tamil Nadu respectively. Though the Kollur Mookambika Temple is in Karnataka most of the devotees visiting the Mookambika temple are either from Kerala or from Tamil Nadu. Sri Mookambika is unique among the other Hindu gods and goddesses as she embodies the powers of Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswathi and Mahakali combined into one as Adiparashakthi - Mookambika. Udbhava Linga (self manifested phallus) of Mookambika Temple represents both Purusha (male) and Shakthi (female).
Mookambika Kollur
Kollur Mookambika Temple is one of the most hallowed shrines for Hindus in India. It is one of the holiest Siddhi Kshethras (abode of mystic powers) of the world today. Sri Mookambika is an embodiment of all divine powers. So she can be worshipped in any form. It is said in Skanda Purana that the jyothirlingam of Sri Mookambika is the unification of Purusha and Prakruthi. A sojourn to this temple is equivalent to praying at thousand temples. Legend has it that Srikrishna along with Rukmini and Sathyabhama observed Sambavrutham at Mookambika Temple. Indra, Suratha, Kashyapa , Bhargavarama, Sage Shukracharya, Sage Bruhaspathi, Pradyumna, Lokadithya Brahmana, Samadhi Vaishya etc were other epic characters who did penance at Kollur Mookambika.Mookambika as Saraswathi is patron Goddess of education and fine arts. She can be propitiated for progress in education and accomplishment in fine arts. Great artists like Ravi Varma , Swathi Thirunal etc were devotees of Sri Mookambika.
M.G.Ramachandran, Late Guru Gopinath, Jesudas, Ilayaraja etc are great contemporary artists who were/are ardent devotees of Kollur Mookambika Temple. Mookambika as Mahalakshmi is the Goddess of wealth. So She can be worshipped for progress in business and profession. Mookambika as Kali or Durga will be helpful to secure health, extinguish ailments and eliminate enemies.
The port city of Mangalore on national highway 17 (N.H 17) is the nearest big city connected to all important places by road, rail and air routes. People coming from southern parts of India have to travel via Mangalore to reach Kollur Mookambika to visit the Mookambika Temple. People coming from eastern and northern parts can access Kollur Mookambika Temple via Shimoga. Travelers on Konkan route have to alight at Bhatkal or Kundapur to go to Kollur. Stage carriage buses ply frequently between Mangalore and Sree Mookambika Temple. There also plenty of buses travelling from Udupi to Kollur and also through the Kollur to Sringeri route. Mangalore, Udupi, Kundapur, Hemmadi, Vandse route is the shortest and convenient route to Kollur Sri Mookambika.

There are direct buses from important places like from Bangalore to Kollur and Chennai to Kollur. Guruvayoor, Kottarakkara, Kannur, Shimoga, Sagara etc are some other places with direct buses. People traveling in own vehicles have to take deviation from national highway at Hemmadi situated at five km north of Kundapur (100 k.m.from Mangalore). Kundapur, situated on the NH.17 and Konkan railway route, is the nearest town to Kollur Mookambika as is seen on the Kollur map. Direct buses from other cities also help in travelling. Frequent buses from Bangalore to Kollur, Kollur to Murudeshwar, Shimoga to Kollur, Kundapur to Kollur and other buses on the Kollur Mookambika route help devotees visit Kollur Mookambika Temple.

Apart from visiting the Kollur Mookambika temple, there are various other places you can visit once in Kollur Mukambika Temple. One can also visit the Souparnika river, and it would be ideal for an early morning dip in the pure and holy water flowing down the sanctified undulations of Kudachadri.

Our endeavour is to provide maximum possible service to the pilgrims visiting Kollur. Serving her devotees is our service to Sri Mookambika. Our services include

  • Assist you to perform Homams & Poojas
  • Book accommodation at Kollur Mookambika
  • Arrange taxis for your travel
  • Give guidance on your travel plans, ritual & customs at Mookambika Temple