The Hindu temple is dedicated to Mookambika Devi.
Mythology behind temple
Bhagwan Shiva is a god known to give blessings to every demon who did Tapasya and took his blessings. One such case is the story of Kaumasura, a demon who caused terror for the local people, and disturbance to Kola Maharishi. Guru Shankaracharya knew that his terror could only end by his end with the hand of a woman. With the efforts of Bhagwan Shiva, Bhagwan Ganesha and Veerbhadra who made Kaumsura dumb, after which he was called Mookasura, was killed by Devi Mookambika by her chakra. Devi Mookambika is a form of Devi Parvati and since then, Devi is believed to reside in the place of the temple to bless her devotees and end evilness from the world.
History of Mookambika Temple
Another story speaks, that the idol of Devi was installed by King Halugallu Veera Sangayya.
Significance of the temple
The temple is believed to have an idol of Devi Mookambika along with a shiv linga, which gets included in Jyotirlinga. Kollur stands as one of the seven pilgrimages set by Parashuram and is called One of the seven ‘Muktisthal’.
Puja and Celebration at the temple
Brahma Rathotsava is also enthusiastically celebrated at the temple during March.
How to reach the temple?
Kollur is 130 km from Mangaluru.
By Air, Mangaluru is the nearest airport from the temple.
By Rail, Mookambika Railway station at Baindur is a railway station at a distance of 30kms. Bijoor station is at a distance of 20kms from Kollur and Kundapura Station is at 40kms distance from Kollu.
By road, private bus services to reach the temple from Mangaluru city. Four-wheeler vehicles and taxis also run to reach the temple.
The general timing of the temple is
|Morning Puja Timing’s||Evening Puja Timing’s|
|5 AM to 1:30 PM||3 PM to 9 PM|
Address – Mookambika Temple, Kollur, Kundapur Taluk, Udupi District, Karnataka. 576220.Temple also has its own website, through which it offers online Pooja services,
Email – firstname.lastname@example.org
Karnataka tourism supports the tourism of this temple as this is one of the famous Hindi Pilgrimage and attractions of Kollur city.