Kollur Siva Temple is also known as Kollur Mookambika Devi Temple.
The Siva linga is Swayamboo in this temple. Hence, this also can be considered as a Siva temple. Here, Devi is in Sakthiswaroopini, Kali, Lakshmi and Saraswathu forms. Here, Veerabhadra is also there. The Dasabhujaganapathy, Ganapathy in Deepasthamba, Subrahmanian, Panchamugha Ganapathy, Pranalingeswaran, Partheswaran, Chandramouleeswaran, Nanjundeswaran, etc. Outside the temple, Chandramouleeswaran, Sukla theertha siddheswaran are also there.
The Kollur “Shree Kshntram”, situated in the Udupi Disctrict of Karnataka State, is one among the seven abodes of Salvation, in the creation of Parashurama. The Shree Kshethram is set up by Adi Shankaracharya. This is an abode where the Goddess Shakthi is worshiped. Devi Mookambike is worshiped here as the Shakthi Devatha. The Monster or troll Kaumhaasura, known as Mooka was put to death in this Kshethra. Mookambike is an Adi Shakthi as the Linga has integrated on it’s left side ” MahaKali”, Maha lakshmi” and Maha Saraswathi”. The Adi Shakthi in this form can be seen only here. In the form of Udhbhavalinga, Mookambike has also integrated Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva on the right side. A gold Chain is dividing this Jyothirlinga into left and right portion. The left side of the Linga represents the Shakthi and right represents Shiva. Since Devi had appeared in his devine sight during his meditation, Adi Shankara had set up the statue of Devi on “SriChakra Yantra”. Shri Shankaracharya’s Peetha is on the western side of the Sactum Sanctorum of the Temple. Even today the worshiping ritual is being continued as per the Vijayagama system formulated by Adi Shankaracharya
Every day morning at 5.00 am “Nirmalya Pooja” takes place and during that time the Devotees have an opportunity to see the Swayambhoo Lingam. Every day Trikala Pooja is performed in the Temple. Thousands of devotees visit the temple to find solace, from their problems, pains and difficulties or to dedicate their religious vows or to enjoy the natural scenic beauty of the environment. Thousands of devotees from various states are visiting the Shree Kshethra on every Tuesday, Friday, and during the month of Shravana or on the Moola Nakshathra day of the months of Phalguna (Which is the birthday of Shree Devi) Important Politicians (Representatives of People) Film Stars, major Industrialists etc are visiting this Temple regularly. The famous singer Mr. Jesudas is performs Chandika Homa seva and “darshan” of Devi, every year on his birthday. The Temple celebrates all traditional Hindu Festivals and during the days of Navarathri Festival the visits of the Devotees reaches the peak.
“D. Ella Vyalle” has written that being the abode of Mookambike, Kollur has become one of the important pilgrimage Centre. This place is very sacred and devotees from within and outside the Nation are visiting this place on pilgrimage and perform penance and other religious worships and return with protected feelings. About 50% of the devotees visiting this Temple are from Kerala and 25% are from Tamilnadu and 25% are from Karnataka. Devotees from Andhra and Maharashtra are also visiting the Temple.
The Temple is undertaking major social works. Many Highschools and Pre-University Colleges are maintained by the Temple around Kollur. Good lodges and Parks are set up for the benefit and comforts of the Devotees visiting the Temple.
Kollur Siva Temple Darshana Timings:
Morning: 5.00 AM to 1.30 PM
Noon: 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM (Only “Darshan” )
Evening: 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM (Except on Special days)
Kollur Siva Temple Darshana Morning Timings:
5.00 AM : The Temple opens
5.15 AM : “Abhishekam” to the Lingam
5.30 AM : Ganahoma (1 Coconut)
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
From 5.00 AM to 7.15 AM and 7.45 AM to 11.30 AM Devotees are allowed for “Darshan”
Kollur Siva Temple Darshana Noon Timings:
11.30 AM Noon Pooja starts
12.30 PM maha Mangalarathi and afternoon “Bali Utsava”
1.30 PM The Temple Closes
Noon 12.00 to 12.20 PM and 12.45 PM to 1.30 PM, devotees are allowed for “Darshan” 3.00 PM The Temple door opens
Afternoon 3.00 PM to 6.30 PM Devotees are allowed for “Darshan” ( Afternoon 3.00 PM to 5.00 PM there can be only “ Darshan” and Sevas will not be performed)
Kollur Siva Temple Darshana Evening Timings:
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, and naivedya 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
Evening 5.00 PM to 9.00 PM Devotees are allowed Darshan (except on days special Festivities/occasions)
Kollur Siva Temple Deities:
Shree Choudeshwari Temple
Shree Sampre Ganapathi Temple
Shree Siddheshwara Temple
Shree Balamuri Temple
Shree Gopalakrishna Temple
Shree Mariamma Temple
Shree Gadi Mastiamma Temple
Kollur Siva Temple Address:
Sri Mookambika Temple, Kollur,
Karnataka – 576 220.
Contact Numbers: 02854-258221