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Kukke - Lord Subrahmanya Temple

Kukke Subrahmanya is a Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya. The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda. Kukke Lapped in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature in the form of rivers, forests and mountains which the temples is surrounded by. People believe this temple to be the ultimate solace for salvation from any sort of naga doshas.

Kukke-Subrahmanya Temple Images

Pilgrim Attractions

  • One of the ancient & pristine pilgrimage locations in India
  • Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents
  • Kukke Lapped in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature
  • Ashlesha Pooja is ultimate solace for salvation from any sort of naga doshas
  • Kukkelinga - The Lingas were kept in basket in the temple
  • Kashikatte Ganapathi, Vedavyasa samput Narasimha and many other temples
  • Kumaradhara river - originates from Kumaraparvatha and is a natural charmer
  • Darpana Theertha - A tributary of Kumaradhara

Where is Kukke Subrahmanya

Kukke village is located in Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada district of Karnataka state, India - 574238.

How to Reach

  • Distance From: Bengaluru - 281 km, Mangaluru - 106 km, Mysuru - 190 km, Hassan - 100 km, Puttur - 56 km
  • Nearest Airport: Mangalore
  • Nearest Bus Station: Kukke Subrahmanya
  • Nearest Railway Station: Subramanya Road Road - 12km, Kabaka Puttur - 56km
  • Transport: KSRTC buses and private taxies are available from Bangalore, Mysore, Hasan and Mangalore

Where to Stay

The Kukke Subramanya Temple administration has constructed several Guest Houses and Choultries that can be booked by the devotees for a stay. Besides these, several privately owned Lodges and Hotels operate out of the Subrahmanya town.

Where to Eat

Anna Santharpane (Annadanam) in the temple, takes place twice a day, Morning - 11:30am to 02.00pm and Evening - 07:30pm to 09:30pm. Apart from that, several small hotels are available to the pilgrims. They mainly serve vegetarian South Indian cuisine.

Festivals / Events

  • Champashashti Mahothsavam – Karthika Maasam - The Kukke Subramanya Temple Ratha Yatra is celebrated in a grand manner during the month of Karthika Margashira.
  • Makara Sankranama - January - The Kukke Lingas are taken out of the sanctum and are taken around the town in a procession.
  • Mesha Sankranama – April - Several Poojas and bhajans are performed for the God on the day
  • Mahashivaratri – Feb-March -The day is celebrated with great reverence to lord Shiva
  • Naaga Panchami - The festival is celebrated on the 5th day of the full moon in the month of Shravana (June). The day is dedicated to worshiping of the Nagas or serpents

Worship & Darshan Timings

  • 07.00am to 01.30pm
  • 03.30pm to 08.00pm
  • 01.30pm to 03.30pm Break

Pooja Timings

Ashlesha Bali - 07:00am & 09:15am

The special Pooja can be performed for Kaalasarpadosha and other problems. The months of Shravana (July - August), Karthika(Nov - Dec) and the Margashira are the most auspicious months to perform the Pooja.

Sarpa Samskara for Kalasarpa Dosha

The Sarpa Samskara Pooja is performed by the people who have Sarpa Dosha in their fortune. The seva requires the devotee to stay for 2 days. and a maximum number of 4 persons can attend the Pooja. The Seva can be performed on all days except Dasami, fasting days like the Ekadasis, Grahan, Shivaratri and during the Temple festival.

Other Poojas
  • Nagaprathishtha – This Pooja is performed for relieving one from the curse of the Sarpa Dosha.
  • Mahapooja – All the Poojas and rituals of the day are performed for the God on behalf of the devotee’s name.
  • Panchamritha Abhishekam – The idol of the God is bathed with the five Amrits (Panch Amrit) which are Milk, Ghee, Honey, Curd, and Sugar.
  • Karthik Pooja – A special Pooja complete with the recital of hymns from the Karthik Purana and Lamp offerings is performed for the God on behalf of the devotee.
  • Sahasra Namarchana – The Archana is performed for the God by reciting his thousand names and praising him on behalf of the devotee.
  • Satyanarayana Pooja - The Pooja is performed to attain peace, prosperity, to remove obstacles and to be free from the negative thoughts.

Things to Take Care

The Kukke Subramanya Temple administration requests the male devotees to remove their shirts and vests before entering the Temple premises. Clothes such as Coats, Hats, Turbans, Bermuda and Shorts, and Lungi are not allowed inside the temple. Women should prefer traditional dresses.

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