Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Mookambika Devi Temple






The attractive Mookambika temple with the gold plated crest and copper roof attracts thousands of devotees and pilgrims from all over India and especially from Kerala. The goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The Panchaloha (five metals) image of the goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi Shankarachraya during the visit to this place. There is also an exquisite sculpture of Panchamukha Ganesha........

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The Mookambika Devi Temple at Kollur in Udupi district in the state of Karnataka, India is a temple dedicated to Mookambika Devi. About 135 km from Mangalore and about 80 km from Udupi is the famous Mookambika Devi temple; in the valley of Kodachadri peak of the Western Ghats, in the town of Kollur, on the banks of the river Sauparnika. The nearest railway station on the Konkan Railway is Byndoor. There are bus services too from Udupi and Mangalore.

It is a very historic temple, considered to be over 1200 years old. There is a mention about it with the king Halugallu Veera Sangavva who is supposed to have installed an idol here. As per the legend, a local demon Kaumasura was living here and he harassed the population in the surrounding areas. It was predicted that the demon would be killed by a woman. And indeed, it was killed by a woman, Parvati Devi, after which people started to bring offerings to her at this spot. Because of this fight with the demon, Parvati Devi was known as Mookambika Devi. The establishment of the temple is attributed to Parmeshwara, who had drawn a chakra with his toe.




Another legend says that Adi Shankara once worshipped goddess Saraswati in order to bring her to Kerala, where none of her temples existed. When the Devi answered his prayers, he told her about his wish to bring her to Kerala. She agreed to come, but only on one condition; that when he was walked ahead, she would follow and if he stopped and looked back, she would stay there itself, and would not continue any further. Adi Shankara agreed to her condition. And they started walking down from Kodachadri hills. While walking he could hear the sound of her anklets and he knew that she was walking with him. Suddenly the sound stopped and Adi Shankara looked back to check. When he saw she was walking with him, Adi Shankara apologized to her knowing that he had broken her condition. Devi announced that from then on, she will bless her devotees here in Mookambika. But he was determined to take her to Kerala. On seeing his devotion and determination, she said – ‘In the morning, for Nirmalya Darshanam, I will reside in Chottanikkara temple in Kerala to bless the devotees there, than return to Mookambika.’

These are the two legends attributed to Mookambika Devi. The attractive Mookambika temple with the gold plated crest and copper roof attracts thousands of devotees and pilgrims from all over India and especially from Kerala. The goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The Panchaloha (five metals) image of the goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Adi Shankarachraya during the visit to this place. There is also an exquisite sculpture of Panchamukha Ganesha.

Kollur is regarded as one of the seven Muktisthala pilgrimage sites in Karnataka, which are as follows – Kollur, Udupi, Subramanya, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranayana and Gokarna. Kollur is known for its association with Adi Sankara. Mookambika is said to have appeared before Adi Shankara here and he is said to have installed her image at this shrine. There is a room near the sanctum, the Shankara Simhasanam, which is regarded as the very spot where he meditated and had the vision of Mookambika. And it is regarded as a manifestation of Shakti, Saraswati and Mahalaxmi.

It is said the Kudashadri hill houses sites such as Ambavanam and Chitramoolam where Adi Shankara is believed to have meditated. The temple has been patronized by ancient Hindu kings and several parts in it are still believed to contain valuable treasures. This was the state temple for the Nagara or Bednore Rajas, and many jewels now adorning the idol is said to have been presented by them and their overlords of Vijaynagar.

Presently Mookambika temple is not only a tourist spot but a pilgrimage centre where devotees from all over India and abroad come for her blessings. It is said who ever comes here, returns happy and contended.

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