|Affiliation||Parvati, Lakshmi, Saraswati|
Mookambika (मुकाम्बिका, Mūkāṃbikā) is the Hindu goddess who is representing Adi Parashakti, who is known simply as Shakti. She is often depicted with three eyes and four arms with a divine disc and conch. The goddess has a large following among the people of Karnataka, Kerala and Tamil Nadu states of India, popularly being known as Mooghambighai Amma or Thaai Mooghambighai, where Amma and Thaai mean "mother".
As per legends, there lived a sage in ancient years named Kola Maharishi, who was troubled by a demon. The demon was in penance to obtain boon from gods, only for the sake of troubling more. Shiva's wife Parvati made the demon dumb (meaning: Mooka), so he can't ask for boons. The demon was called as Mookasura (meaning: Dumb demon). The frustrated mute demon started creating even more problems to the sage and the people around. Upon the appealed request of the sage, Goddess Parvati descended in a powerful form and killed Mookasura. So the goddess came to be hailed as Mookambika. The sage requested the goddess to stay in that place and so did goddess took her abode in the same place, called Kollur.
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