Souparnika River, considered as a holy river flows near the Mookambika temple at Kollur is one of the biggest rivers in Karnataka State. The river originates from Chithramoola of Kutachadri (Kodachadri) hills, flows through Kundapur and Gangolli, joins Panchagangavali River (confluence of five rivers – the Varahi River, Kedaka River, Chakra River, Kubja River and Souparnika River) at Gangolli near Kundapur and merges to the Arabian Sea.
Mookambika temple at Kollur in Karnataka is a well known temple dedicated to Devi Mookambika. Devi is worshipped in three different forms from morning to evening. In the morning, worship as Maha Kali, the goddess of power, in the noon, Maha Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth and in the evening Maha Saraswati, the goddess of knowledge..Kollur Mookambika temple is famous for Navarathri celebrations. Mahanavami and Vijaya dashami days are verymuch important in Navarathri ( Known as 9 sacred nights). That’s why the temple is famous for Vidhyarambha.
The renowned Ratholsavam or Chariot festival at Kollur Mookambika Temple is one of the important festival held at the temple every year. Thousands of devotees will visit the temple during the Ratholsavam day.
Other temples near Mookambika Temple
Udupi Sri Krishna Temple, Shringeri Sharada Temple, Dharmasthala Manjunatheshwara Temple, Gokarna Mahabaleshwara Temple, Mangalore Mangaladevi Temple, Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, Kudroli Gokarnanatha Temple, Murudeshwara Shiva Temple, etc are some of the renowned temples in and around Kollur Sree Mookambika Temple.
spots for sight seeing and trekking
Kodachadri Hills- where Sarvajnapeeda situated , Hidlumane Falls, Govinda Theertha, Arashina Gundi, Maravanthe Beach, Jomlu Theertha, Jog Falls, Ottinene etc are some important places famous for sightseeing and trekking in and around the temple.
Udupi is a city and the headquarters of the Udupi District in Karnataka state. The place is famous for the Krishna Matt or Krishna temple situated here. Also the place known for delicious Udupi cuisine.
Dharmasthala is a temple village famous for the Manjunatha temple, dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated on the banks of the Nethravathi River in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka Karnataka state. The temple is run by Jain administration and poojas are conducted by Hindu priests of Madhva order. The famous annual festival of Dharmastala is Lakshadeepa, festival of lights.