Sunday, September 3, 2017

Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur

Date: 25th Aug 2017

Visitors: Arun, Shilpi, Muthusamy, Vijayalakshmi and Harsh

Fee: None.

Timing: 5:00 AM to 1:30 PM and 3:00 PM to 9:00 PM.

Distance: 480 Kms one way.

Parking: Available.

Food: Available.

Photography: Allowed.

Other attractions nearby: Murudeshwar.

Kollur temple dedicated to the goddess Mookambika is one of the important pilgrimage center for Hindus. The temple is located in the middle of the Mookambika wildlife sanctuary. Demon named Kaumasura was doing penance to get boon from Lord Shiva. Goddess Shakthi took away his speech so he could not ask for the boon when the Lord appeared before him. Enraged demon started disturbing the people and Kola Maharishi who was doing penance. Goddess then kills the demon and stayed in Kollur as Devi Mookambika. The goddess is worshiped as Saraswathi in morning, Lakshmi in afternoon and Shakthi in evening.

There are smaller shrines inside for Ganesha, Subramanya, Anjaneya, Naga etc.

We expected the temple to be crowded as it was Ganesh chathurthi but there was no queue and we had a peaceful darshan.

It was pouring non stop till we reached the hotel MahaLakshmi. Luckily it stopped for a while when we visited the temple.

We were here.
We had to cancel the trip to Kollur twice before for some reason and finally we had the blessings of Mookambika.

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