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Devi Mookambika Temple|Temples in Karnataka
Location: Kollur, Karnataka
Sri Mookambika Temple Udupi KarnatakaNestled in the foot of the Western Ghats, the Mookambika temple in the village of Kollur attracts devotees from all over India. One of the seven pilgrimages created by Parashurama, Kollur is devoted to goddess Parvathi while the other pilgrimages are devoted to Lord Shiva, Lord Subramanya and Lord Ganesha. Temples in Karnataka,Religious Places in Karnataka,Religious Sites in Karnataka,Places of Visit,Places of Worship,Heritage Sites The temple derives its name from a demon Mookasura who was destroyed by the goddess Shakti.
The sanctum sanctorum of the Sri Mookambika temple contains the Shiva lingam called the Jyothirlingam. Temples in Karnataka,Religious Places in Karnataka,Religious Sites in Karnataka,Places of Visit,Places of Worship,Heritage Sites The lingam is divided into two unequal parts by a golden line and is visible only in the light of reflected sunlight pointed at the lingam. The right portion of the lingam represents Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva while the larger left part represents Lakshmi, Saraswathi and Parvathi.
The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is stated to have been sanctified by great religious scholar Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to this place.Temples in Karnataka,Religious Places in Karnataka,Religious Sites in Karnataka,Places of Visit,Places of Worship,Heritage Sites The temple has a gold plated crest and copper roofs.
The right portion of the lingam is associated with Bhrama, Vishnu and Shiva who is regarded as the conscious static
The vibrant creative energy is thus principal in this lingam and hence the Mother Goddess is the principal deity in this temple, symbolized the metal idol in the female form. Energy symbolizes feminine in Indian philosophies
Of all the images the Balamuri Ganapathi idol is the most beautiful one. It is made of white marble is beautiful and high of meaning. There is an image of a serpent bordering the idol. It is whispered that, as you move in pradakshina, if you touch this serpent and offer prayers, it results in several payback, like warding of Sarpadosha, avoidance all evils and most importantly, bestowed with good fortune.
Here pooja practices are based on two disciplines- one as per vathula, which is one of the 28 Vedas of Shaivagama, and which includes the rituals of Bali (sacrifice); Devi Mookambika Temple Bangaloresecondly, as per Vijaya yagama Shastra. The five diverse poojas performed at the temple on a regular basis are during Dantadavana (brushing the teeth), morning, afternoon, evening (pradhosha) and night.
Pradosha Pooja is also called as "Salam Mangalarathi".Of the different festivals and other revels held at the temple, "Sharannavarathri" which is held usually during October, and "Brahma Rathotsava" held usually in the month of March are both very significantly observed.
The two rivers Agnithirtha & Sowparnika which flow in the sanctuary of mookambika fall from Kodachadri hills.
It is thought that river absorbs the elements of 64 diverse medicinal plants and roots as it flows, therefore it cures all the diseases of those who bathe in it.
Hence a bath in this river assumes importance and is considered holy.
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