The devotees of Kollur Mookambika should know that the mother goddess Mookambika is undoubtedly kind to all her true devotees. Only devotion and faith would make the offerings fruitful. The cost, the amount and the frequency of the offers are of no importance for their realization. But, as experienced priests suggest, some sevas are traditionally played for certain purposes. Thus, some of the offers on the seva list of the Mookambika Temple that would be useful for achieving or achieving particular objectives are mentioned below.
For Progress in Education:
The success or progress of education is the primary goal for which most devotees seek the blessings of Kollur Mookambika. Like Saraswati, Mookambika is considered the deity who presides over all the fine arts. Mookambika is said to be the goddess of knowledge. The Mookambika Propitious is useful for progressing in education. Mahatrimadhura is the main offer to achieve this goal. It is thought that Mahathrimadhura has the mystical potential to stimulate the intellect and that to consume it for 41 days would improve the mental faculties. A fifteen-day meditation at the Mookambika Temple would be helpful in cultivating concentration and self-confidence. Alankara Pooja, Pushparathotsava, Pushpanjali and Payasa Nivedya are other offers aimed at advancing education. It is common for exam candidates to have their books and pens at the Kollur Mookambika Temple worshiped before taking the exam.
For Wealth and Prosperity:
Kollur Mookambika is considered to possess the powers of Sri Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth. Propitious Mookambika is useful for gaining wealth. Many entrepreneurs visit the Kollur Mookambika temple and offer several sevas before creating new businesses. Some leading companies attribute their success to Mookambika’s blessings. Friday, Chandika Homa, Sahasranama Kumkumarchana, Sarvalankara Pooja and Maha Pooja are offers aimed at seeking the blessings of Mookambika to succeed in business and in the profession.
In the form of Durga, Kollur Mookambika is the Goddess of power and vitality and annihilator of all evils. Propitiating Mookambika is good for preserving health and preventing ailments. Mahathrimadhura, Nithya nivedya, vidhi, harivana nivedya, Parivarayuktha Panchapooja, Pushpa rathotsava and Chandika Homa are offerings meant for healing ailments and resolve deformities. All devotees firmly believe that Goddess Mookambika cures ailments which are not even curable by advancements in medical science. This is the belief that provides impetus to thousands of devotees to offer prayers at Kollur Mookambika temple year after year.
For Elimination of Enemies:
Shatha Rudrabhisheka, Friday pooja, and Chandika Homa are poojas to subjugate enemies or win over adversaries. Shaktheya Pooja at Kodachadri and at Marikamba temple is performed with the objective of decimating opponents.
Kollur Mookambika is considered as Mangalambika. Thousands of youngsters visit Kollur Mookambika Temple to seek Her blessings to help find good matches in life and also to fend off obstacles in alliances. It is said that three days dawn to dusk meditation at Mookambika Temple will help ward off all evil effects in the horoscope. Ghee deepa, thrimadhura, nanda deepa, payasa nivedya, sarvalankara pooja, thulabhara and Chandika homa are the offering prescribed to achieve the objective of early marriage. Gifting of sarees and mangala sutra thali to Mookambika are very important offerings for being blessed with suitable life partner.
For Infertility and Childless issues:
For a couple who are facing infertility issues and are unable to bear a child can perform regular pooja at Kollur Mookambika temple to get rid of the problem. Performing homam like Saraswathi Homam and Santhana Gopala homam have acted like a panacea for treating childlessness in couples.
For Vastu (Graha Dosha):
In cases where a person is unable to unlock his/ her full potential and achieve desired results in personal/ professional life, well-being, health and prosperity, Navagraha Homam can be performed to cut down the ill effect of planets. A priest can take a guided decision based on the horoscope of a person ad accordingly the Navagraha homam can be performed by a priest.
For Land related issues:
In a situation, where a person is facing roadblocks to complete the construction of a building, to acquire a new land or facing challenges in real estate, he or she can undertake Bhoovaraha Homamwhich worships Lord Vishnu to resolve all land and property related issues.
Kollur Mookambika Pooja Do’s and Dont’s
Any seva or offerings receipts should be obtained from the temple seva counter and should be acknowledged/ signed by authorized persons. There are sign boards available in the temple for proper guidance. One must ensure to follow them.
Donations must be put into the Hundi only or should be handed over to the seva counter against the receipt.
Please co-operate with the temple authorities to keep the temple premises neat and clean and protect the sacred environment of the temple.
One must book prior accommodation either at temple guesthouse or nearby hotels in case of an overnight stay
Devotees have to enter the temple barefooted.
Ladies should not enter the Temple for 11 days after child delivery.
In case of any bereavement or death in the family, the family members should not enter the courtyard of the temple for 11 days.
Ladies should not enter the Temple during their monthly period (5 days) time.
Pregnant women should not enter the temple courtyard after 7 months.
Drinking Liquors, smoking and spitting inside the temple premises is strictly prohibited
Photography is prohibited inside the temple premises
Devotees should not enter the temple wearing shirt, baniyan, coat, hat, turban, shorts (Bermuda) or lungi
Donations to the temple can be sent through money order, Check or DD in the name of Executive Officer, Sri Mookambika Temple Kollur Kundapur Taluk, Udupi District, Pin-57620.\
Kollur Mookambika Temple Pooja Timings:
The importance of praying in the Kollur Mookambika Temple is reinforced by the popular belief that the goddess Mookambika is considered to represent all the goddesses and gods of the kingdom, and therefore to pray in the Mookambika Temple is to offer pray and worship many gods at the same time.
Thousands of devotees across India travel to Kollur to do the darshan of the goddess Kollur Mookambika with the desire to be blessed and to satisfy all their long-awaited desires. The temple authorities have made full and sufficient arrangements to enable as many people as possible to perform all rituals adequately and efficiently during the Pooja period and to make the most of the divine Darshan. Here are the Mookambika Pooja timings and Mookambika pooja schedule for the temple: :
From 5.00 AM to 12.30 PM devotees are allowed for darshan
5.00 AM: The Temple Opens
5.15 AM: Abhishekam to the Lingam
5.30 AM: Eka Nalikera Ganahoma
6.30 AM: The morning worship ( Pooja) starts
7.15 AM: Dantha Dhavana Mangalarathi
7.30 AM: Panchamritha Abhishekam
7.45 AM: Naivedya
8.00 AM: Morning Mangalarathi and Bali Utsavam
8.15 AM: End of Morning Bali Utsava
11.30 am: Noon Pooja starts
12.30 PM: Maha Mangalarathi and afternoon Bali Utsava
1.30 PM: The Temple Closes
Afternoon 3.00 PM to 9.00 PM devotees are allowed for darshan (3.00 PM to 5.00 PM only darshan and no sevas are performed)
3.00 PM: Door opens for darshan
6.30 PM: Pradosha Pooja starts. Panchamritha Abhisheka
7.00 PM: Naivedya
7.15 PM: Mangalarathi
7.30 PM: Salam Mangalarathi
7.45 PM: Mangalarathi for all accompanying Deities.
8.00 PM: Naivedyam, ” Bali” and Mangalarathi
8.15 PM: Night ” Bali” Utsava
8.30 PM: Utsava Moorthi is placed at the Saraswathi Mantapa, andnaivedya with Beaten rice, coconut. After that, Mangalarathi and Ashtavadana Seve Vedaghosha, Sangeetha, Shruthivadya,Sarvavadya). Once it is over Shree Devi will be taken inside the Temple
9.00 PM: Kashaya Mangalarathi