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Kollur Mookambika Temple

Kollur Mookambika Temple

Kollur or Kolluru (கொல்லூர் மூகாம்பிகை) is a small temple town situated about 60 kilometres from Hosanagara Town, about 120 kilometres away from Shimoga City in Karnataka state in the southern part of India.
Kollur Mookambika Temple
The kollur  village lies at the foot of the Western Ghats and is famous for the Mookambika temple, a Hindu pilgrim center. Kollur also called Kollapura one of the important places of pilgrimage in Karnataka State, which has a temple dedicated to Mookambika.

Mookambika temple is located exactly on the banks of the perennial river Souparnika that runs close to the foot hills of the Western Ghats. River Sauparnika has its attribute to the eagle called Suparna that did penance in this bank and attained salvation. Kollur is regarded as one of the Seven Mukti sthalam pilgrimage sites in Karnataka which are (kollur), Udupi, Subrahmanya, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna.
கொல்லூர் மூகாம்பிகை
Kollapura Mookambika Temple
The goddess is called Mookambika as she is said to have slain the demon Mookasura. The goddess is described as in the form of a jyotirlinga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The panchaloha image of the goddess on Shri Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The Divine Mother is said to be a manifestation of trigunas or triple forms. The shikhara of the temple which is well gilded with gold is said to have been donated by Sankanna Savantha. Around the chief shrine of Mookambika, there are many other shrines. The idol of Chandramaulishvara is said to have been installed by Shri Adi Shankara.

Souparnika River is a river flowing through Kundapur taluk in Karnataka, India. It joins with the Varahi River, Kedaka River, Chakra River, and Kubja River and merges into the Arabian Sea. It flows near Mookambika temple, Kollur and is considered holy river by devotees of the temple.

It is a believed that Garuda (eagle) called Suparna performed penance on the banks of the river and attained salvation hence the name Sawparnika. It is also believed that river absorbs the elements of 64 different medicinal plants and roots as it flows, therefore it cures diseases of those who bath in it. Sowparnika River Origin is located very close to Mookambika Amma Temple.
Kolluru Mookambika Devi Temple
Kollur Kshethram
Mookambika temple in River Sauparnika bank
மூகாம்பிகா கோவிலின் சிறப்புகள் :
Ø  மூகாம்பிகை ஆலயம் சௌபர்ணிகா நதி கரையில் அமைந்துள்ளது.
Ø  ஆதி சங்கரரால் அமைக்கப்பட்ட ஸ்ரீ சக்ரத்தின் மேல் தான் மூகாம்பிகா அம்மனின் பஞ்சலோக விக்கிரகம் அமைந்துள்ளது.
Ø  லக்ஷ்மி,பார்வதி மற்றும் சரஸ்வதி மூன்றும் சேர்ந்த ஒரு சக்தி தான் மூகாம்பிகை அம்மன்.
Ø  சிவனும் சக்தியும் இணைந்த ஜோதிர் லிங்க ஸ்தலம்.

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How To Reach : Frequent bus facilities are available to Kollur from Mangalore (140 kms).

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