The tiny, yet mighty Kollur - the seat of the much-venerated Mata Mookambika, nestling at the fool of the picturesque Kutachadri Hills, an
integral part of the evergreen Western Ghats, casts an irresistable charm tin both
aesthetes and religionists at its tint sight itself. This famous Parasakti temple has
a unique history of its own, dating back to the Kritayuga, and is visited by
devotees throughout the year. It is a celebrated plain of pilgrimage and a
paradise for aspiring artistes. Its glorious past, has many connections with the
highest divinities, besides Maharshis and Acharyas of unparalleled eminence.
Several illustrious personages attained Siddhi here, and their exemplary careers
ignited spiritual yearning in people to such an extent that many aspiring
Kalaradhakas deem it a great privilege to be associated with it some way or the
It is here Sankara Bhagavatpada meditated and obtained MOTHER'S
blessings, and introduced several traditions in the performance of prayer services
to the deity. It is here on the banks of Souparnika river, Maharshi Kola found
Swayambhu and attained moksha with the blessings of Lord Maheswar.