Vidyarambham 2012 in Kollur Mookambika Temple

You might be visiting Kollur Mookambika Temple with your child for vidyarambham 2012. Then read this article about this Temple to know more about its location and importance, navaratri festival, vidyarambham 2012 timing, pooja timings, its website and address, accommodation facilities, nearest airport and railway station to kollur mookambika temple and many more!

Mookambika Devi temple of Kollur, Karnataka state is considered to be the popular shrines for people living not only in Karnataka but also the Kerala state. Every year millions of pilgrims visit this temple to offer their prayers. Devotees have high faith in Mookambika devi temple as Goddess Mookambika is considered aa the manifestation of saraswathi, shakti and mahalakshmi. Navaratri festival 2012 is celebrated in Kollur Mookambika Temple for 9 days from 16 October- 24 October. Vidyarambham 2012 timing at Kollur Mookambika Temple starts at 4'O clock in the morning of 24 October 2012, ie the vijayadasami day. This is the only temple in India where Adi Shankaracharya is worshipped and offer special poojas for all days of Navaratri festival. Kollur Mookambika Temple is one among the Mata temples of India. Apart from this Kollur Mookambika Devi Temple, here I will also provide the names of other matha temples located in our country.

Mata temples in India

  • Banashankari Temple, Karnataka
  • Marikamba Temple, Karnataka
  • Karni Mata Temple, Rajasthan
  • Mansa Devi Temple, Rajasthan
  • Kamakhya Temple, Assam
  • Vaishno Devi Temple, Jammu & Kashmir
  • Dakshineswar Kali Temple, West Bengal
  • Mangalagauri Temple, Bihar
  • The Durga Temple, Uttar Pradesh
  • Devi Kanaka Durga, Andhra Pradesh
  • Shree Durga Parameshwari Temple, Karnataka
  • Chandi Devi, Haridwar, Uttar Pradesh
  • Bhagavathi Temple, Tamil nadu
  • Devi Patan Temple
  • Bhadrakali Temple Warangal, AP
  • Annapoorneshwari Temple, Karnataka
  • Chamundeswari Temple of Chamundi Hills, Mysore
  • Vidyashankara Temple, Karnataka
  • Naina Devi Temple, UP
  • Jwalamukhi Temple, HP
  • Chartarpur Temples, Delhi
  • Amba Mata Temple, Gujarat
  • Durgiana Temple, Punjab
  • Kaljaji Mandir, Delhi
  • Chamunda Devi Temple, HP

Kollur Mookambika Temple

Built in the Kerala style of architecture, temple of Mookambika Devi is one of the seven muktistala pilgrimage sites in the state of Karnataka which are Udupi, Kollur, Gokarna, Sankaranarayana, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara and Subrahmanya. If you have ever visited this temple, you might have noticed that the temple has a big courtyard and a spacious sanctum where the graceful idol of Mookambika Devi is placed. On either side of this idol, you can see idols of Goddess Kali or Parvathi and Saraswathi. Also you can see smaller shrines for Lord Vinayaka, Anjaneya, Subramanya, Adi Sankara and Veerabhadra in the corridor around the sanctum. I hope you all got important information regarding Mookambika Devi temple.

Pooja information
  • Mookambika temple kollur timings: 5:00 AM- 1:30 PM / 3:00 PM- 9:00 PM
  • Vidyarambham pooja timings in Mookambika temple: 6:45 AM- 1:00 PM

Address and Contact details:
Sri Mookambika Temple Kollur,
Udupi district 5762200
Karnataka state, India
Tel: (08254) 258221, 258488, 258328, 258521

Vidyarambham ceremony 2012

Mookambika devi temple is very famous for the vidyarambham ceremony as Kollur is the abode of Goddess Saraswathi. From older times itself people considered that it will be fortunate if a child is able to have his/her vidyarambham through pujaris and pandits of this sacred temple. I think it will be better to mention a few words about the vidyarambham ceremony. It is an occasion when young children are introduced into the world of letters as they take their first step into the world of knowledge. The term vidyarambham denotes knowledge beginning. Majority of the people are aware of the fact that the traditional ceremony of vidyarambham is usually held on the last day of Navaratri festival, ie the Vijayadashami day.

Initially the mantra "Om Hari Sri Ganapataye Namah" is written on sand or in a tray of rice grains. Writing on sand denotes practice while on grains denotes the gathering of knowledge that leads to prosperity. Then the teacher would write the mantra on the child's tongue with gold which invokes the grace of Saraswathi(Goddess of learning), by which one attains the wealth of true knowledge. If you are visiting Mookambika temple for the vidyarambham ceremony, remember that there will be necessary arrangements made by the temple authorities for this traditional ceremony. I will also provide some details of hotels in Kollur which might be helpful for you while planning the tour.

Hotels in Kollur with their address and telephone

  • Bhagirthi Tourist Home Kollur,
    Gopalkrishna Temple Road,
    Kollur 576220
    Karnataka state, India
    Tel: (08254) 258290
    Mobile: 994492 69420
  • Chinmayi Tourist Home Kollur,
    Opposite Sri Mookambika Temple Kollur,
    Kundapura Tq,
    Udupi District 576220
    Karnataka State, India
    Tel:(08254) 258386
    Mobile:94487 90482
  • Chitramoola Tourist Home Kollur
    Opposite Sri Mookambhika Temple Kollur,
    Kundapura Tq,
    Udupi District 576220
    Karnataka State, India
    Tel: (08254) 258502
    Mobile: 94499 36097/ 94499 03046
  • Mayura Guest House Kollur
    Kundapura Tq,
    Udupi District 576220
    Karnataka State, India
    Tel: (08254) 258455, 315331

How to reach?

Kollur temple is easily accessible by rail, roads or air. This temple is located at a distance of 36 km from Kundapur and 135 km from Mangalore. Private buses and state giovernemnt transport buses are always available from Mangalore to Kollur. The nearest railway stations are Udupi and Mangalore while Mangalore airport is the nearest airport to Kollur Mookambika temple.


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