This famous Mookambika Temple is situated on the banks of the never drying river Sauparnika.The gold plated vimanam and copper roofs attracts thousands of devotees and is considered one of the most important places of pilgrimage attracting pilgrims from all over India.
The Goddess Mookambika is in the form of Jyotir-Linga incorporating both Shiva and Shakthi. The Panchaloha image (five element mixed metal) of the Goddess on Shree Chakra is believed to have been consecrated by Adi Shankaracharya during his visit to this place. There is also an exquisite sculpture of Panchamukha Ganesha.
After darshan we had lunch at the Mahalakshmi vegetarian restaurant - exquisite aloo and gobi paranthas along with refreshing thirst quenching lassis & milk shakes. Our appetite fully satiated and thirst thoroughly quenched we clambered back into our Etios sedan for our drive to Murudeswara.
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|The Rs.100/- queue|
|Devotees who have completed darshan taking a relaxed over view|
|Twin Dwaja Sthambhas or Flag Staffs - common feature in all Hindu Temples|
|The chariot that is used to seat the processional Goddess on festival days|
|The copper roofings|
|View of the temple from outside|
|Instructions to devotees before entering the temple|
|Entrance to the Mahalakshmi Residency & Restaurant|
|The lunch was satisfying|