Kollur Mookambika temple is believed to be 1200 years old and many kings had faith in this temple. The local kings and the well-kown Kings of Keladi Dynasty, Shankanna Nayaka and Shivappa Nayaka had given many donations for the temple and renovated it.
As we discuss that this temple was installed by Adi Shankracharya when he got the vision of Sri Mookambika Devi, according to legends the day when Devi appeared in front of him and asking for his wish, Adi Shankracharya wishes to install Devi’s idol. Devi agreed on it but to test Adi Shankracharya, Devi makes a condition that she will follow him to his destination and he should not look back. When they reach Kollur Adi Shankracharya turned back in doubt whether she is coming or not. After that incident, Devi asks Adi Shankracharya to install his idol right on this location which was Kollur.