KOLLUR TEMPLE

Distance from Mangalore: 129km
Kollur is important seat of Shakti worship. Jagadguru Adi Shankaracharya installed the deity here. The goddess is called Mookambika as she is said to have slain the demon Mookasura. The goddess is described as in the form of a jyotirlinga incorporating both Shiva and Shakti. The panchaloha image of the goddess on Shri Chakra is stated to have been consecrated by Shri Adi Shankaracharya. The Divine Mother is said to be a manifestation of trigunas or triple forms.