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Sri Mookambika Temple
Ranked #1 of 10 things to do in Kollur
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Reviewed 6 October 2012

A trip to the Sree Mookambika Temple at Kollur is almost an annual feature for our family. We experience a sort of bliss after making our prayers here. Both our grandchildren were given their Vidyarambha Kanika functions at this temple.
The temple is situated on the small village named Kollur on the slopes of the Western Ghats and the river Souparnika flows by the temple with its fresh, clean waters. Although the temple is well maintained, there are not much good staying places around there.. Hotel Beena Residency near the temple is a neat place to stay. There are many vegetarian hotels nearby and the Adiga Coffee Shop is really good place to have breakfast , lunch and dinner.

You can have a view of the Western Ghat foot hills from here and if you can spare a day, can also pay a visit to the nearby Kudajadri Hills where the original Mookambika temple was set up. It is reported that Sri Sankaracharya brought the deity to Kollur later so that devotees can have darshan here . There are different types of offerings available at the temple, the details can be had from the temple counters where offerings can be booked. The Laddu Prasadam is very famous.

Please be on the guard against pickpockets especially during temple visit on peak holidays and weekends where there is rush of people.

You can reach Kollur from the nearest Railway Station ( Mookambika Road / Baindoor) on the
Konkan Railway between Mangalore and Karwar. From Baindoor, there are taxi cabs available from the Railway Station to the Mookambika temple. Please check the rates, normally the taxi union at the Railway station follows a sort of taxi queue system there when the trains arrive and charges are normally not very high. You don't have much scope for bargaining the fares as they follow uniform rates. Baindoor or Mookambika Road is a very small Railway Station, there is a small waiting room only and no restaurants, cafeteria etc. Only three four trains stop here. Check to see whether your train have a stop here before you book your ticket. There are also private buses to Mookambika from Baindoor, but you will have to wait for some time as trips are limited. Taxis are available throughout.

Kollur is a nice place to visit during the monsoon, expect rains frequently during monsoon time, so keep an umbrella when you go there during monsoon times. Climate is moderate and there is no need for any special dresses. For going inside the temple, males have to remove their shirts, so better keep a large towel ready to cover your torso .

A very nice experience visiting the temple and its surroundings, far away from the bustles of a city. Mookambika has also a wildlife sanctuary and you travel through part of reserve forests on your journey from Byndoor to the Kollur temple.

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Reviewed 12 August 2012

You will feel much relief once you reach here in the Goddess mookambika devi's hand. You will forget your sorrows and illness, atleast till the time you are in the temple. The atmosphere is perfectly made for worshiping Goddess mookambika, who is regarded as manifestation of Shakti, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi.

Mookambika temple is around 150 km from Mangalore city. One they way or back one can visit famous Udupi temple also. The Murudeswara siva temple is also near to kollur at around 1 and half hours ride from there.

Mookambika temple situated at the bottom of Kodachadri mountain. It is belived that the original position of goddess was on the top of this peak, because for the easiness of ordinary people to visit and wokship her diety , saint Adi Shankaracharya reestablished the temple at kollur.

In my opinion, one should need to be presented during all the poojas, like during morning, afternnoon and night time to see different face changes of mookambika devi.

It's adviceble to spend couple of days in kollur to visit the temple and kodachandri hill. Several jeeps are operating from temple premises to kodachadri hills every hour. It's a really adventours ride to kodachadri peak, one with heart or related problems should avoid the trip. It's off course a religeous trip, but keep a good camera with you to capture life time pictures. Kodachadri is an adventurous place for poeple interested in trekking.

18  Thank Sree_adr
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Reviewed 6 July 2012

Temple has got rich heritage of the past. Lord Sri Mookambika looks quite divine and the temple is well maintained and untouched by the more commercialization. The poojas and cermonies are done according to very old tradition done many many years back. It is worth the visit to the temple to the divine blessings.

8  Thank psunil
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Reviewed 2 June 2012

I visit Mookambika Temple every year - A matchless Great place of worship - offer you a sense of relief from our sorrows - Its a MUST to take "KASHAYAM" in the evening around 0845 to 0900 pm - distributed at the temple -

One must take dip at the "SOUPARNIKA" RIVER - its a custom there

We stay at " Beena residency" - offers value for your money and is only 3 minutes away from the temple. Serves vegetarian food..

12  Thank MPGNair
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Reviewed 19 May 2012

The temple and the premises are very neat and well maintained,there are small vegeterian eat out,every day morning there is a trip to Kodajathri,it is a very good experience,you should move to this plave only in a jeep,it seems that you are touching the sky.

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