Kukke Subramanya Temple
$1 per person
Kukke Subramanya is home to 5000 years old Kukke Subramanya Temple on the banks of Kumaradhara river. Kukke Subramanya is a popular place for ‘Nagaradhane’ or worship of snake god.
History: Kukke Subramanya is one of the seven holy places created by Saint Parashurama. Divine serpent Vasuki is believed to have taken refuge in Kukke Subramanya while being hunted by Garuda (legendary bird and official vehicle of Lord Vishnu). Lord Kumaraswamy and his brother Lord Ganesha are said to have killed demon rulers Tharaka and Shura Padmasurya in Kumara Parvatha near kukke Subramanya. Post victory, Lord Kumaraswamy married the daughter of Indra- Devasena. All major gods attended the wedding event, bestowing divine powers to the place.
Popular rituals: Ashlesha Bali (prayers seeking protection from black snake) and Sarpa dosha parihara (removal of any curse of snake god) are two popular puja rituals offered at Kukke Subramanya Temple. These rituals can be booked online as well.
Places to visit near Kukke Subramanya Temple: Kumara Parvatha near Kukke Subramanya is a popular trekking destination. Dharmasthala (55kms), Madikeri (75 kms), Bisle Ghat (20 kms) are some of the attractions to visit along with Kukke Subramanya
How to reach Kukke Subramanya Temple: Kukke Subramanya is 280 kms from Bengaluru and 105 kms from Mangaluru (nearest airport). Subramanya Road railway station is 12 kms from Kukke Subramanya. Limited bus services are available to reach Kukke from Mangaluru or Bengaluru.
Places to stay near Kukke Subramanya Temple:: Multiple budget hotels are available around Kukke Subramanya Temple
Official website: https://www.kukke.org/