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|Sree Mookambika Devi Ashtakam
Namasthe Jagadatri Sadbrahma Rupe
Namasthe Haropendra Datryadivandye
Namasthe Mahalakshmi Kolapuresi
Vidhikrithi Vasa Harirviswmethath
Sijathyathi Patheeyathath Prasidham
Kripalokana Devathe Shakthirupe
Namasthe Mahalkshmi Kolapuresi
Dritham Leelaya Devi Kukshu Hi Viswam
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Mrs.Shelva Suresh, Pokkunnu, Kozhikode, Kerala State, India.
Kollur, Kundapur Taluk, Karnataka State, India.
About 135 Kms from Mangalore, one of the major city in Karanata
State. The nearest railhead is Udupi.
Kollur is well connected to Mangalore, Bangalore (Capital of
Karnataka State) and Mysore. Regular buses are there from Udupi. Also
Kollur is well connected with tourist centers such as Mangalore and
Shimoga in Karnataka and Kannanur in Kerala.
- The main statue in the temple is the Shiva Linga called the
Jyothirlingam. This Jyotirlingam in front of the image of the Goddess
Mookambika is of great antiquity.
- The great hindu religious leader Sri Adi Sankara was associated
with this temple and is said to have spontaneously composed the
classic work Soundarya Lahiri here. Sri Adi Sankara is said to have
installed the metal image of the Goddess behind the Jyotirlingam. The
idol that was installed by Adi Shankara is confined in a copper
roofed and gold crested temples.
- This well known temple is visited by pilgrims from all over India
- At the foot of the Western Ghats. It is is situated at the banks
of the never drying river Sauparnika. It is a belief that an eagle
(Garuda) called Suparna performed penance on the banks of the river
and attained salvation hence the name Sauparnika. It is a pleasant
experience to take a dip in the holy river and then head for the
darshan of the goddess.
- Kollur is one of the seven pilgrimages which were created by
Parashurama. While the other pilgrimages created by Parashurama are
devoted to Lord Shiva, Lord Subramanya and Lord Ganesha, this is the
only one devoted to Goddess Parvathi.
- There are couple of places worth visiting in the neighboring of
the temple. One of them is Arasina Makki, a famous waterfall. The
Kutachadri range is a beautiful place and attracts a large number of
mountaineers and trekkers.
- Kollur is regarded as one of the Seven
Muktistala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka.
- More will be added soon.