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This 1200 year old Temple at Kollur dedicated to the goddess Mookambika (A form of goddess Durga) is one of the holiest Siddhi Kshethras (abode of mystic powers) of the world today. Mookambika embodies the powers of Mahalaxmi (Goddess of wealth and abundance), Mahasaraswathi (Goddess of Knowledge and Art) and Mahakali (Goddess of Time and Death), merged into one as Adiparashakthi (The Eternally Limitless Power). Hence, it is believed that a sojourn at the Kollur Mookambika Temple is equivalent to praying at thousand temples. The legend about how this form of Durga got her name Mookambika tells us that Durga mobilised all the powers of the gods to kill the demon Kamasura. His ability to speak had been taken away by the goddess Saraswati and so he was also called Mookasura- mute demon. As his slayer, this form of Durga is called Mookambika.


  • Hill: Kollur
  • Town: Kundapur
  • District: Udupi
  • State: Karnataka

Festivities at Mookambika: : Varshika Uthsavam:: Annual 10 day festival celebrated in the month of March Navrathri:: Annual 10 day festival in the month of October Reaching Mookambika, Kollur:

Reaching Gomateshwara, Karkala:

  • Byndoor

    The nearest railway station

    By Road: Byndoor Mookambika Railway Station to Mookambika Temple 28(kms), 35 mins

  • Mangalore

    The nearest airport

    By Road: Mangalore to Mookambika, Kollur 103.8 (kms), 2h, 40m

    By Rail: Mangalore Junction to Byndoor Mookambika Road Railway Station 184 (kms), 3h 28m

  • Bangalore

    By Road: Bangalore Airport to Mookambika, Kollur 480(kms), 8h 33m

    By Rail: Bangalore Station to Byndoor Mookambika Road Railway Station, 687(kms), 15h 36m

  • Mumbai

    By Road: Mumbai to Mookambika, Kollur 799.6(kms), 14h 15m

    By Rail: Mumbai Lok Manya Tilak Terminus to Byndoor Mookambika Road Railway Station, 1007(kms) 14h 46m

  • From Aryaan Hotels, Udupi:

    By Road:73.9(kms), 1h 33m

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