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Mookambika Temple

Kollur

14.4/5(33 Ratings)

Mookambika Temple Overview

Ranked 2 of 13 sightseeing in Kollur

Sri Kollur Mookambika Temple, also known as Kolapura 'Adi Mahalakshmi' temple, is a well-known temple in Karnataka. This temple is one of the ancient shrines in India and has a sacred 'Siddi Kshetra', which is associated with several legendary stories. There is a self manifested Jyotirmaya Lingam at this temple, which has a middle golden line that denotes the Shakthi.

The temple is situated amidst dense forests, in the backdrop of huge mountain range that provide beautiful view of the region. Saraswati Pooja during the Navratri Festival is the main event celebrated at this Mookambika Temple. The temple is located in the valley of Kodachadri Mountain Peak, on the banks of Souparnika River.

Main idol of Lord Shiva, which is called as Shiva Linga or Jyotirlinga is placed just in front of the idol of Goddess Mookambika. This temple can be reached by boarding buses from Udupi, which is approximately 80 km from Kollur.
 

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Experience scale
  • Excellent 9
  • Good 3
  • Average 1
  • Very Good 1
  • Terrible 0
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  • Below Average 0
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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: More than 3hrs
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Sunrise
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Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Saturday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Sunday:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -6:00 PM
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Anoop Madhu radhika

Anoop Madhu radhika4.3/5

3 reviews

Vidyarambham at Mookambika temple

Mookambika temple is known for Vidyarambham occasion. People travel from all over to pray for their little one's to be blessed by Devi. It's 8 hours drive from Bangalore city if you come via Davangere. Up till Davangere it's 4 lane highway. From Davangere towards Shimoga we got a 30 km of bad stretch. But post this it was a beautiful drive through ghats with good roads. It takes around 2 hours to cover the ghat section. Be aware you don't have a petrol pump anywhere in that stretch so have your tank full. You can stay at Hotel Mahalakshmi Residency which is just next to temple. It is a modern hotel with well done AC rooms and a good restaurant as well.

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  • Vidyarambham at Mookambika temple
  • Vidyarambham at Mookambika temple

Anoop Madhu radhika

Anoop Madhu radhika4.3/5

3 reviews

Vidhyarambham at Mookambika temple

Mookambika temple is known for Vidhyarambam occasion. People travel from all over to pray for their little one's to be blessed by Devi. It's 8 hours drive from Bangalore city if you come via Davengere. Up till Davengere it's 4 lane highway. From Davengere towards Shivamoga we got a 30 km of bad stretch. But post this it was a beautiful drive through ghats with good roads. It takes around 2 hours to cover the ghat section. Be aware you don't have a petrol pump anywhere in that stretch so have your tank full. You can stay at Hotel Mahalakshmi Residency which is just next to temple. It is a modern hotel with well done AC rooms and a good restaurant as well.

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  • Vidhyarambham at Mookambika temple
  • Vidhyarambham at Mookambika temple

Pradeep Ramachandran

Pradeep Ramachandran4.3/5

225 reviews

A nice and well-maintained temple

Good and well-maintained temple. There is a free and paid darshan option. For paid darshan we have to pay Rs 100. We can have darshan very near to the sreekovil. It is 10 hr journey from Bangalore. There is plenty of buses available from Bangalore. We can visit Sowparnika river which is walkable distance from temple. We can visit Kodachadri hill also many jeep is avail from there per head 350 we have to pay.

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Rajasekaran

Rajasekaran5.0/5

4 reviews

Great temple maintained neatly

Great temple with free Darshan itself we can see the god very close. Really good place to visit and to have darshan of Moogambigai amman temple. Temple neatly maintained.

Akshayakumar Vb

Akshayakumar Vb5.0/5

6 reviews

Words might not be sufficient to detail this exotic temple

The temple is located about 4 hours from Mangalore, Karnataka by Bus and by Train around 3 hours from Mangalore. One has to board the train to Byndoor Road, Milka Bike Station if traveling by Train and by Bus then one can board easily from Mangalore Bus bay directly to Mookambika temple.This temple is a heaven for the pilgrims especially from Kerala and there is a huge spike in the inflow of pilgrims to this temple during the Rath festival times and during the puja festivals or Navarathri festivals.There are a plenty of transportation facilities available from and to Mookambika and to Shimoga and Kudajadri Hills. The Kudajadri Hills which are located near to the Mookambika temple are having a splendid view over the hilltop. There are number of lodging facilities available and one can easily get a room in the devasthanam guest house which is much cheaper compared to the private ones. The darshan is expected to be done three times a day and the ayurvedic medicinal drink that is being served at the last hours of the day are also a must and are more recommended for devotees.

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Mathan Raj

Mathan Raj3.6/5

7 reviews

Mookambika Temple - Rejuvenating Spiritual path

We have started from Bangalore with a cab by 11pm at night and reached the place Situated about 37 km from Kundapur Town and 133 km from Mangalore only by morning 10am. The security person will not let us climb over the hill roads during early morning time(around 2-3am). So, we had to choose an alternate road :( After reaching, there is a lot of Hotels(with reasonable fee) for half day refreshment / to stay.Temple is a kind of Kerala architectural style. Which is the most attracting. Also it has a great story behind with a powerful god especially knows for removing Pilli Soonyam evil(demons).The negative thing about the temple is lack of maintenance in terms of sculptures, paints removed from god. Also, we can realise the pricing for prasadam is quite high.

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Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath5.0/5

65 reviews

Located on a hilly area

The temple is located in hilly area of Kollur near to Udupi. The temple is known for its divine strength and power of goddess. The Navratri pooja is celebrated in grand scale with thousands of visitors. All men should remove their shirt before entering the temple. Many people visit mother goddess on the day of marriage to get blessings.

Rajesh Halyal

Rajesh Halyal3.6/5

39 reviews

Located in the coastal hilly

Nice place located in the coastal hilly area of Karnataka. Seems very popular with Kerala people. As most temples in Karnataka here too they provide free prasadam twice daily.
  • Located in the coastal hilly
  • Located in the coastal hilly

Rajan

Rajan5.0/5

2 reviews

Peaceful experience

As always visiting the Mookambika Temple was a divine and peaceful experience. The temple premises was clean, the process of seeing the deity was well-organized and fast. It was a beautiful experience.

Ambica Harithas

Ambica Harithas5.0/5

3 reviews

Heavenly place to experience once in lifetime

Feel blissed and blessed when bestowed by the very beautiful, ever smiling and kind mother Mookambika - the synonym of happiness residing at the 1200 years old, - Kollur Temple, that sits snugly on the lap of Kodachadri Hills and on the banks of Holy River Souparnika - is certainly the cynosure of all the eyes that craves to escape from the sweltering monotony in life.The Panchaloha vigraham of amma on the Shree Chakra is consecrated by Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya. The beautiful Goddess is the embodiment of Mahalakshmi, Mahasaraswati and Mahakali combined as Adhiparasakthi - Mookambika.How to reach : Kollur can also be accessed through Kundapur or Byndoor Railway stations on the Konkan Railway network - from where buses and taxis take not more than an hour to get to Kollur. The nearest Airport is at Mangalore. Buses ply between Mangalore and Udupi, from where local buses are easily available to Kollur.Not to miss :1. Early Morning visit and meditation at the temple. 2. Golden chariot of Amma 3. Salaam Arati, offered every day to the main deity between 8.00 - 8.15 P M followed by Kashaya Theertham.4. The delicious prasadam (lunch and dinner) organised by temple authorities.Attractions :1. Trekking at Kodachadri. 2. Maranakatte.3. Balamuri Ganapati Temple.4. Subrahmanya Swamy Temple.5. Garuda Guha6. Arishina Gundi Falls

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Mookambika Temple, Kollur

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Anoop Madhu radhika

Mookambika Temple, Kollur
Mookambika Temple, Kollur

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Anoop Madhu radhika

Mookambika Temple, Kollur
Mookambika Temple, Kollur

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Pradeep Ramachandran

Mookambika Temple, Kollur