tiny, yet mighty' kollur, the
seat of the much venerated Mata Mookambika, nestling at the foot of the
picturesque Kutachadri Hills, an integral part of the evergreen western gnats
casts an irresistible charm on both aesthetes and religionists at its first
sight itself. This famous Parasakti temple has a unique history of its own,
dating back to the Kritya yuga and is
visited by lacs of devotees throughout the year. It is a celebrated place of
pilgrimage and a paradise for the 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 promising Kalaradhakas deem it a great privilege to be associated with
it some way or the other.
It is here Sankara
Bhagavatpada meditated and obtained
Mother's blessings, and introduced several traditions in the performance of prayer services to the deity.