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Sri Moombika Temple (Kollur) Photography By Chinmaya M.Rao (90 Images) Set-1

Sri Moombika Temple

Mookambika (Sri Moombika Temple) is situated in Kollur village of Udupi Karnataka. Mookambika temple is among the most important shrines for Hindus in India. Mookambika Temple is also one of the most legendary temples. Mookambika Kollur is a small village of about 6 sq. kms in area at the foot of Western Ghats.

Kollur Temple itself is generally known as ‘Mookambi’ or ‘Moogambigai’ in Kerala and Tamil Nadu respectively. Though the Kollur Mookambika Temple is in Karnataka most of the devotees visiting the Mookambika temple are either from Kerala or from Tamil Nadu.

Sri Mookambika is unique among the other Hindu gods and goddesses as she embodies the powers of Mahalaxmi, Mahasaraswathi and Mahakali combined into one as Adiparashakthi – Mookambika. Udbhava Linga (self manifested phallus) of Mookambika Temple represents both Purusha (male) and Shakthi (female).


Dr.Chinmaya Rao

Dr.Chinmaya M.Rao who is the Founder, Editor and Publisher of KANNADA TIMES, who is from Honagodu, Sagar taluk, Shimoga district, is a significant figure in the world of music. Though born in a family of agriculturists, Rao showed love for music and literature throughout his childhood. For more details visit : https://www.facebook.com/chinmaya.m.rao
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