Tuesday, February 19, 2013


Kodachadri forms a background to the famous temple of Mookambika in KollurIt is located at a distance of 21 km from Kollur and 15 km from Nagodi village, in Hosanagara . There are different routes to reach the Peak of Kodachadri and the difficulty varies highly with respect to the route chosen.

The shola Forests and thick forest cover Kodachadri and the nearby hills and the place has a cool and beautiful landscape. The forest of Kodachadri and nearby hills is tropical rain forest as seen all along Western Ghats

Sarvajna Peeth is a small temple like structure near the peak where Adi Sankara meditated. This small structure bears a name which is similar to Sarvajñapīṭha, also called Sharada Peeth of Jammu and Kashmir. which was visited by Adi sankara during his long spiritual journey, where he defeated other scholars in philosophical debate and opened the southern door of the temple. Another temple is located near travellers' bungalow and is believed to be the moola sthana (the origin) of  Sri Mookambika devi. From this spot, it is a 2 km trek to the peak. Just below the peak, an almost vertical path leads to a small cave called Chitramoola, from where the Mookambika temple of Kollur is visible.

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