Kukke Sri Subrahmanya swamy temple :

God and Godess :

  • Sri Subrahmanya Swamy , Valli ammanavaru, Devasena ammanavaru
  • Sri Abhayaprada Maha Ganapathi

Location :

Kukke Sri Subramanya Temple,
Kukke (village),
Sulya / Sullia Taluk,
Dakshin kannad district – 574238,
Karnataka.

Timings :

  • Sri Subrahmanya Swami temple allows devoties for darshan at
  • Morning From 7.00 am-1.30 pm
  • Evening From 3.30 pm-8.00 pm

Temple History :

Kukke Sri Subrahmanya is a famous Hindu temple located in Subrahmanya Town in Dakshina Kannada District. Here Lord Karthikeya Swamy Is Worshipped as Lord Subrahmanya swamy. The epic related about this tmple ia that the Devine Serpent Vasuki and his following serpents are found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when they are thretnd by Garuda. According to one Hindu Mythology, Lord Subahmanya Swamy after killing the demon rulers, Tharaka, Shurapadmasura and their followers, Lord Subrahmanya reached Kumara parvatha with his brother Ganesha. He was received by Devendra and his followers.

Indra being very happy prayed Lord Kumara swamy to accept and marry his daughter Devasena for which the Lord readily agreed. The divine marriage took place on Margashira shudha shashti at Kumara parvatha. Lord Brahma, Vishnu, Maheswara and many other deities assembled for the marriage and coronation ceremony of Shanmukha for which waters of several holy rivers were brought. With these waters of Mahabhisheka fell down to form a river which was later known by the popular name Kumaradhara.

The great Shiva Bhakta and Serpent king Vasuki was performing tapas for years in the Biladwara caves of Kukke Subrahmanya to avoid the attack of Garuda. Following Lord Shiva`s assurance Shanmuka gave darshan to Vasuki and blessed him that he would stay with his parama bhakta in this place forever. Thus Lord Kumaraswami is Situated as Subrahmanya in Kukke temple and getting poojas by devoties throught the world. And Hence the poojas offered to Vasuki are nothing but the poojas to Lord Subrahmanya.

Festivals :

  • Champa Shashti Rathothsava
  • Kukke Linga Jatra
  • Vishnu Sankramana Utsava
  • Maha shivaratri
  • Nagara Panchami
  • Ratha Sapthami
  • Kiru Shashti Utsava
  • From Karthika Bahula Dwadashi Margashira Shuddha Dwadashi – Champa Shashti Rathothsava
  • Pushya Shuddha Shashti – Kirushashti Utsava
  • Magha Shuddha Sapthami – Ratha Sapthami Utsava
  • Makara Sankramana – Kukke Linga Jatra
  • Mesha Sankramana – Vishu Sankramana Utsava
  • Magha Bahula Thrayodashi – Maha Shivarathri
  • Sharavana Shuddha Panchami – Nagara Panchami

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • 5.00 am – Darshan For Devotees
  • 5.30 am to 7.30 am – Ushakala Pooja
  • 7.00 am to 10.00 am – Sevas By Devoties
  • 10.00am to 12.15 am – Madhyahna Pooja Consisting of Kalasa pooja,Panchamrutha Abhiseka,Archana,Mahanaivedya.
  • 12.00 Pm – Mahamangala Harathi
  • 12.30 pm to 1.00 pm – Distribution of teertha Prasada
  • 1.30 pm to 2.00 pm – Anna Santarpana
  • 3.30 pm to 6.00 pm – Hannukai Seva,Mangala Harathi By Devoties
  • 6.00 pm to 7.40 pm – Nisha Pooja
  • 7.30 pm – Mahamangala Harathi
  • 8.00 pm – Closing of Main Doors
  • 1 Maha Rathosthavam – Rs 22,000.00
  • 2 Rathosthava on The Small Chariot – Rs 8,000.00
  • 3 Chandra Mandala Usthava in the Street – Rs 6,000.00
  • 4 Flower Chariot Usthava In the Street – Rs 5,000.00
  • 5 Sheshavahana Bhandi Usthava in the Angana – Rs 3,000.00
  • 6 Panchamrutha Mahabhisekha – Rs 6,000.00
  • 7 Palanquin utsava with Deeparadhana – Rs 2,500.00
  • 8 Maha Pooja with Palanquin Utsav – Rs 1,500.00
  • 9 Sankshiptha Seva (Whole day to all dities) – Rs 2,000.00
  • 10 Maha Pooja ( Whole day rituals) – Rs 400.00
  • 11 Maha Pooja (Rituals Forenoon) – Rs 250.00
  • 12 Panchamrutha Abhisekam With Pavamana – Rs 100.00
  • 13 Panchamrutha Abhisekam With Kalasa pooja – Rs 100.00
  • 14 Panchamrutha Abhisekam – Rs 75.00
  • 15 Kshiraabhisekam – Rs 50.00
  • 16 Rudrabhisekam – Rs 75.00
  • 17 Sheshaseva including Astottaram – Rs 100.00
  • 18 Harivana Naivedyam – Rs 100.00
  • 19 Karthika Pooja – Rs 50.00
  • 20 Panchakajjaya – Rs 10.00
  • 21 Halu Payasa(Milk payasa) – Rs 100.00
  • 22 Chitranna – Rs 100.00
  • 23 Sahasra Namarchana – Rs 25.00
  • 24 Ashtottara Archana – Rs 20.00
  • 25 Mristanna Santarpane – Rs 500.00
  • 26 Nandadeepa(one month) – Rs 400.00
  • 27 Santarpane(feeding 8 persons) – Rs 200.00
  • 28 Palanquin Utsava With Night Mahapooja – Rs 1,250.00 Mantapothsav – Rs 300.00
  • 29 Night Mahapooja – Rs 150.00
  • 30 Dolotsava – Rs 300.00
  • 31 Trishati Archana – Rs 25.00
  • 32 Mangalarathi – Rs 5.00
  • 33 Hannukai (For each Coconut) – Rs 1.00
  • 34 Laddu Prasada – Rs 15.00
  • 35 Theertha bottle – Rs 6.00
  • 36 Hannukai Cloth bad – Rs 4.00

Nearest Temples Around Kukke Sri Subramanya swamy temple :

  • Dharmasthala Manjuna swamy temle – 321 km
  • Sravanabelagola Bahubali / Gomatheswara temple – 167km
  • Mysore Chamundeswari temple – 188km
  • Mangalore Mangaladevi temple – 104km
  • Udupi Srikrishna mutt – 162km
  • Beluru Chennakesava temple – 97 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • K S R T C Bus Terminal Kukke Subrahmanya
  • Madikere Bus Station
  • Mangalore Bus station.

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Subrahmanya cross Road Railway station (Nettana Railway station) – 12 km
  • Mangalore Railway station – 110 km
  • Puttur Railway station – 60 km
  • Madikere Junction – 35 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Mangalore international Airport – 115km
  • Bangalore international Airport – 302 km

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