Sri.Mookambika Temple,Kollur,Udupi, Karnataka

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Mother Mookambika graces in a sitting form with discus and conch in hands representing Kali, Mahalakshmi and Saraswathi. The idols of Kali and Saraswathi made of Panchalokas (five metals) are on both sides of the deity. Navarathri is an important festival in the temple. Acharya Sankara sung his Kala Rokanam in praise of the Mother and gained Her blessings. On Saraswathi Puja day, Mother Saraswathi is taken on a procession. Parents begin schooling for their children in the temple – Vidyarambam.

It so happened that Sri Sankara was not able to get up one day after completing his meditation. Mother Herself prepared a medicine for the Acharya and gave it to him. Following this event, Kashayam-a medicine prepared with herbals is offered as Prasad to devotees. This is devotionally consumed by the devotees. It is said that Baghwan Sankara authored his Soundaryalahari from this temple. The 98th verse in the series is dedicated to Mother Mookambika.

Temple History

A demon Mookasura by name was performing penance on Lord Shiva. As the world would be subjected to untold hardships if the demon succeeds in his penance, Devas appealed to Mother to intervene in his penance. In the war with Mother, Mookasura demon surrendered at the feet of Mother. As prayed by the demon, Mother agreed to stay here in the name of Mookambika.

The temple is open from 5.00 a.m. to 1.30 p.m. and from 3.00 p.m. to 9.00 p.m.

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Sri Mookambikai Astakam