Kudupu Sri Ananta Padmanabha Temple
Kudupu (Kudupi or Kudpi) is located in Dakshina Kannada district and falls within the city corporation of Mangalore. Kudupu is located just 12 km away from the city. It is en route to Moodabidri and Karkala By National Highway # 13. Kudupu is famous for Shri Ananta Padmanabha Temple. Nearest schools are Government Primary School Kudupu, St. Joseph The Worker Primary School Vamanjoor, St. Raymonds High School Vamanjoor, Mangala Jyothi, Dharma Jyothi. Other Educational institutes are St. Joseph Engineering College, Vamanjoor and Karavali College of Pharmacy. Subrahmanya shashti, Kiru shashti and Nagara Panchami are the main festivals celebrated in kudupu.
Kudupu Sri Ananta Padmanabha Temple
This temple is situated in Kudupu village, Shri Ananthapadmanabha Temple is situated on the Mangalore-Moodabidri route in the Kudupu village, 10 km from Mangalore. It is dedicated to Lord Anantha (Shiva) Padmanabha (Vishnu), another name by which Lord Vishnu is known. This temple is famous for serpent worship. Main deity Lord Anantha Padmanabha and the serpent deity face in the western direction. Naga Bana (place of serpent deity) is in the eastern portion of the temple. On the left side of the temple is the holy pond Bhadra Saraswati Tirtha. Jarandaya, Shree Devi, Mahaganapathi, Lord Subramanya, Jaya and Vijaya are the main sub deities.
Main deity Lord Anantha Padmanabha in the main sanctum is faced towards west. Naga Bana (place of serpent deity) though situated in eastern portion of the temple it is also faced towards west. There are more than three hundred of Serpent Idols in this Naga Bana. Holy pond Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha is situated left side of the temple. In front of the temple there is one small shrine dedicated to Sub-deity Jarandaya. Inside behind the main sanctum there lies Sub-deity Shree Devi and Lord Mahaganapathi in southern portion. A holy anthill situated inside the temple beside which there is a stone idol of Lord Subramanya and either side of the main sanctum there are stone idols dedicated to Jaya and Vijaya (statues of divine watchmen). Out side in front of the temple there lies one Valmika Mantapa either side of which there are Shrines of Ayyappan and Navagriha.
Shashti is a famous annual religious festival that falls in December. Nagarapanchami, another festival is celebrated with great devotion, which attracts a large number of devotees from far and near. Also Nagarapanchami, a worship of sacrificing the milk to Lord Naga is celebrated with great devotion.
Ashlesha Bali Pooja
Ashlesha Bali Pooja will be performed in temple daily except EKADASHI day. Pooja timing is evening 5.00 P.M. to 7.30 P.M. Seva amount is Rs.700/-. Devotees who wish to perform Ashlesha Bali Pooja, Advance Booking is must at least 20 days in advance. Booking can be made by paying pooja amount Rs.700/- Orelse you can also pay by sending Money Order/ Demanad Draft directly to temple or NEFT/RTGS transfer to Temple account. In case NEFT/RTGS transfer please inform us Ref No over phone to verify the same in our account. And Also inform us the Pooja date.
1. For Gents wear Dhoti and Shawl while attending Pooja
2. Bring Some Flowers and Tulsi While Coming To Pooja
3. Do Fasting on Pooja Day (Do not take Meals or any rice Items)
Whoever wishes to perform Ashlesha Pooja, Night Hoovina Pooja, Navagriha Pooja & Japa and Pavamana Abhishekha should inform the temple authority in one-week advance by registering their name along with respective amount. Since the temple authority wishes to implement Daily Annadana Seva (mid day meal) to devotees and visitors, it accepts donations from donors in the form of Fixed Deposits on which interest earned will be spent for this holy purpose.
Kudupu Sri Ananthapadmanabha Temple
Kudupu AnanthaPadmanabha Temple,
Kulashekara, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575028
Phone Number: 0824 226 2587
Direct transfer of money for seva
Saving Bank Account
A/c. in the name of Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple, Kudupu
A/c No : 10023530981
IFSC Code : SBIN0007983
Branch Code : 7983
State Bank Of India
Kulshekar Mangalore - 5