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Kollur Tourism

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Venkatesh prasad

Venkatesh prasad5.0/5

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Spiritual heaven

A wonderful destination for those who are spiritually inclined. The location of the temple and the journey itself is very rejuvenating and refreshing. Kollur is a small hamlet centered around Mookambika Temple. There are good options to stay and dine at this destination and it is reachable from various cities and towns of Karnataka.
The location is such that it is nestled deep in the mountains and amidst lush green forests. The journey to Kollur prepares you for the tryst with the Goddess Mookambika and it is very rarely that a pilgrim will return back disappointed. The serene settings of the temple enables one to tune into the strong spiritual vibes. The temple has shrines for various deities like Ganesha, Shiva, Hanuman etc .. But the main sanctum sanctorum is presided by Goddess Mookambika and there is a shrine for Sri Adi Sankracharya just behind it. This is not to be missed while going round the sanctum sanctorum. In my case I had stayed overnight at Udipi and chose to drive to this place in the evening by 4pm and it was a journey of self discovery. While there are options to stay at Kollur, once an also chose to be based at either Udupi, Mani pal or Mangalore and reach this place. The roads are good and it winds its way through a thick green foliage of the Western Ghats.

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A place with most popular pilgrim centers

Mookambika Temple is located at Kollur, Udupi district of Karnataka. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Parvathi. It is one of the most popular pilgrim centers in South India. It is located on the banks of river Souparnika. Here the Goddess is in the form of Swayambhu Lingam. The idol of the temple is believed to be installed by Shri Adi Shankara.
1. The temple is known as the center of wisdom and knowledge.
2. The idol of Mookambika Devi is made of Panchaloha(Combination of Gold, Silver, Copper, Iron and lead)
3. It is believed that offering prayers to Devi enhance Knowledge and excellence in academics. Kollur shrine is dedicated to knowledge and art. Goddess is considered as Bhagyadevatha. Goddess of Letters and Speech.
4. It is considered very pleasant and auspicious to keep figurines and Mookambika lamp related to Mookambika Devi.
How to reach?
Mookambika travel
BY AIR: Nearest Airport is at Mangalore, which is around 140kms away from the temple. After reaching Airport, one can reach the temple by bus from Mangalore or by hiring a car to Kollur.
Mookambika temple train
By Train: There are two railway stations Kundapura and the Byndoor railway are situated at the distance of 32 km and 28 Km.
By Bus: Karnataka State Road Transport has bus services from all major centers to Kollur.
Mookambika Temple Darshan timing
Morning: 5 A. M- 1. 30 P. M
Evening: 3 P. M - 9 P. M
Disabled people are allowed direct darshan and need not wait in queues.
Different types of Poojas are performed
5:00 to 6:30 am
Apadravya- Eka Nalikera Ganahoma
6:30 am
Danta Dhavana Pooja, Naivedyam
7:30 to 8:30 am
Morning Pooja with Panchamrutha Abhishekam, Thrimadhuram and Anna Naivedyam, Bali, Nithyothsava, Pallakki Utsava, Distribution of Theertha Prasadam & Thrimadhuram. Pooja to the Parivara Devatas.
11:00 am onwards
Mahapooja with, Maha Naivedyam
12:30 pm (noon)
Mahamangalarthi, Noon Bali Utsavam
2:00 pm
Kavata Bandhanam (Door closure) In Mookambika Temple
12:30 to 2:00 pm
Anna Prasadam- Free lunch for devotees
3:00 pm
Kavatodghatanam, Devidarshanam begins for the afternoon
6:30 pm
Pradosha Kala Pooja begins In the Temple
7:30 pm
Pooja with Panchamirtham and Mahamangalarthi
8:00 to 8:15 pm
Pooja to the Parivara Devatas, Mangalarathi
8:00 to 10:00 pm
Anna Prasadam- Free meals for devotees
8:15 pm
Rathri Pooja, Rathri Bali, Nithyothsava in palanquin Ashtavadhana Seva at Saraswathi Mantapa
9:00 pm
Kalyanotsavam, Kashi Mangalarathi, Distribution of Kashaya Theertham and then closure)
Dress Code:
1. Men are supposed to remove their upper garments like shirts and vests. Coat, Turban, Hat, Lungi and suits are not allowed inside the temple. Women have to preferably wear traditional attire.
Traditional wear
Entry Regulation:
Pregnant Women are not allowed inside the temple after 7th months of pregnancy.
Mother of Newborn are only allowed after 11 days from delivery.
Where to stay?
There are several private hotels near the premises of the temple that provide quality accommodation, moreover Kollur Mookambika Temple Administration has constructed few guest houses.
Where to eat?
Free food for all pilgrims are provided at the temple premises by the temple administration. Food will be served from 12PM to 8PM everyday.
Near Tourist Places
1. Murudeshwara
2. Maravanthe beach
3. Kodachadri Hills

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Kollur Overview

Situated about 37 km from Kundapur Town and 133 km from Mangalore, Kollur is a small village located in the state of Karnataka. Kollur is famous for the Mookambika Temple, a Hindu pilgrimage centre, and is also easily accessible from Tamil Nadu. The destination majorly attracts the worshippers of Shakti which is rich in Puranic Lore.

The Mookambika Temple is dedicated to goddess Parvati which is believed to be created by Parashuram. In Tamil, Goddess Parvati is known as Thai Mookambika. The temple is situated on the banks of the River Sauparnika. The river is known as Sauparnika, as it is also believed that an eagle called Suparna attained salvation when she did penance on the bank.

Kollur is steeped in mythology. According to legend, Maharishi Kolan, enchanted with nature’s beauty, decided to perform penance on the rock called Agnitheertham. Lord Shiva was delighted with Kolan’s dedication and granted his wish that a Swayambu Lingam would appear for daily worship.

There is another story behind the temple. Adi Shankaracharya had a vision of Mookambika Devi and had the deity installed here. As he was meditating on the Kodachadri Hills, the Devi appeared before him in the form of an incarnation and asked him his wish, whence he replied that he wanted to install her deity in a place in Kerala. The Devi agreed to his wish but told him that she will follow Shankara and he should not look back till he reached the destination. In order to test him, the Devi deliberately stopped the sound of her anklets near Kollur and Shankar looked back. At this, she asked him to install her vigraha immediately at the place.

Kollur is also amongst one of the seven most sacred coastal regions in India. The destination also attracts adventure lovers for rock climbing and trekking. Apart from the mythological importance, it is also known for having the oldest and the deepest gold mines in the country.

The best time to visit Kollur is between the months of October and March. Kollur can be easily reached by bus from Udupi. The nearest rail station is also at Udupi, which is a part of the Konkan Railway. The nearest airport is at Mangalore, from where buses and taxis are available to Kollur.

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