The Kollur Mookambika Temple/ ಕೊಲ್ಲೂರು ಮೂಕಾಂಬಿಕಾ ದೇವಸ್ಥಾನ at Kollur, Udupi District within the state of Karnataka, India, is a Hindu temple devoted to mom parvati Devi generally known as Mookambika Devi. Mookambika is Shakthi devi, the supreme mom goddess in Hinduism. She is worshipped in three totally different kinds resembling Maha Kali (goddess of energy) within the morning, Maha Lakshmi (goddess of wealth) within the midday and Maha Saraswati (goddess of data) within the night. There are bus prepare providers from Byndoor Udupi and Mangalore to Kollur at common interval.
Mythology holds that on the Kollur Mookambika Temple lived a demon named Kaumasura, who unleashed terror upon the gods by the particular powers he obtained from Lord Brahma. Whereas the gods had been making an attempt their greatest to keep away from him, excellent news got here that the demon would face demise. Studying of his impending doom, Kaumasura undertook extreme penance. Lord Shiva appeared, asking the demon what boon he wish to be granted. Sensing that grave hazard would come of the demon if his boon was granted, Saraswati, the goddess of speech took away his skill to talk. Kaumasura got here to be generally known as Mookasura or the mute demon. Thereafter, the supreme mom parvati devi, the goddess of energy, mobilized all of the powers of the gods and killed the demon, and therefore she got here to be generally known as Mookambika. The place the place Mookambika killed the demon got here to be generally known as Marana Katte.
The institution of the Mookambika temple is attributed to the Supreme, Lord Parameshwara sadashiva, quite than to a person individual. Traditionally, the temple is estimated to be at the very least 1200 years outdated and is talked about along with king Halugallu Veera Sangayya who put in an idol there.
As a legend goes, Adi Shankara, the a lot revered religious chief from Kerala, as soon as supplied intense worship to Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge and studying. The goddess appeared earlier than Shankara in response to his prayers. Shankara advised her of his want to have her come together with him to Kerala, the place no temple was devoted to her as but. Goddess Saraswati agreed to go together with him on the situation that Shankara should paved the way for her to comply with, with out doubting her and never trying again even as soon as to test if she was with him. Ought to he break the situation, she would cease and keep proper the place she was on the time. Shankara agreed to the situation. In order that they began strolling down the Kodachadri hills, with Shankara main the way in which and goddess’ anklets tinkling and letting him know that she was with him. After strolling a long way, the tinkling stopped impulsively. Shankara waited a number of moments and stole a fast look backwards to search out the goddess nonetheless with him, watching him with reproach. In step with the situation, the goddess stopped proper there. Shankara, nevertheless, was not one to surrender. He apologized profusely for breaking the situation and repeatedly begged and pleaded with the goddess to go together with him to Kerala. Impressed by his willpower, the goddess lastly agreed to be current on the Chottanikkara Temple in Kerala within the mornings and return to the Mookambika temple by mid-day.