Mookambika temple is sitatede in Kollur, Karnataka. The temple is right next to the banks of river Souparnika. The history says that it has been over 1200 years since the temple was formed. There are different tales on how goddess Mookambika started dwelling in Kollur. One legend says that an evil demon that was a threat to the residents was killed by the goddess Parvathy, Devi was worshipped by the residents thereafter and the temple was then established. Another myth says that goddess Saraswathy was being brought to Kerala by Adi Shankaracharya from Kudachadri hills and on the way she had stopped and since then decided to reside in Kollur as Kollur Mookambika Devi.
Every year thousands of devotees visit Mookambika especially during the time of Vijayadeshmi, the begining of education, where little ones are brought here on the auspicious day to start their studies with the blessing of Devi Saraswathy, the Goddess of Knowledge. One who visits Mookamika can also make their way up to the Kudachadri hills the origin of Mookambika temple, which is also a wonderful place to see.