Kollur Mookambigai - Panja Bagavathy Kshetras

Kollur is regarded as one of the Seven Muktislala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka which are (kollur), Udupi, Subrahmanya, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna. Kollur is known for its association with Aadi Sankara. Mookambika is said to have appeared before Aadi Sankara here, and he is said to have installed her image at this shrine. There is a room  near the sanctum - enshrining the Sankara Simhasanam which is regarded as the very spot where he meditated and had a vision of Mookambika. Mookambika is regarded as a manifestation of Shakti, Saraswathi and Mahalakshmi.
Mookambigai, Kollur

This is the place where devi killed the demon,  Mookasura is known as "Marana Katte". Since that day, the Goddess has resided at this holy place Kollur by the name Mookambika, fulfilling the wishes of all her devotees. Here resides Sreedevi in the Padmasana posture, of a serene countenance, and with three eyes, bearing always a shankha, a chakra and with a pleasant appearance as the embodiment of mantra to bless the devotees.


The Goddess Mookambika is in the form  of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi. The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi shankaracharya during his visit to this place.
 
Location


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.

Sree Mookambika Devi Ashtakam


Namasthe Jagadatri Sadbrahma Rupe

Namasthe Haropendra Datryadivandye

Namastheprasanneshtadhanaikadakshe

Namasthe Mahalakshmi Kolapuresi


Vidhikrithi Vasa Harirviswmethath

Sijathyathi Patheeyathath Prasidham

Kripalokana Devathe Shakthirupe

Namasthe Mahalkshmi Kolapuresi


Thuayamayayapyapthamethathsamastham

Dritham Leelaya Devi Kukshu Hi Viswam

Sthithambudhirupenasarvathrajanthou

Namasthemahalakshmi Kolapuresi


Yayabhakthavargahi Lakshyanthaetho

Thouyatraprakamkripapoornadrishtya

Athogeeyasedevilakshmeerithithuam

Namasthemahalakshmikolapuresi


Punarvakpaduthuadiheenahimooka

Naraistharnikamkhaluprarthaseeyath

Nijeshtayathethasyamookambikathuam

Namasthemahalakshmikolapuresi


Yaduaditharoopathparabrahmnastham

Samuthapunarviswaleelodyamstha

Thadahoorjanasthamhigowreemkumarim

Namasthemahalskshmikolapuresi


Hareesadidehothejomayapra

Sfurachakrarajyakyalingaswaroope

Mahayogikolarshi Hridpadmagehe

Namasthemahalakshmikolapuresi


Namasankachakrayabishtahasthe

Namasthambikegowripadmasanasthe

Namaswarnavarneprasannesaranye

Namasthemahalakshmikolapuresi

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