Kukke Subramanya Temple
Kukke Subramanya is located amidst hills of Subramanya in western ghats. Lord Subramanya is the deity worshiped in the form of a Cobra in the temple. Kukke Subramanya Temple is the ideal place for Naga Dosha Pariharam (Remedy) through Sarpa Samskara Pooja, Ashlesha Pooja, Sarpa Dosha Puja, Naga Dosha Pooja, Kuja dosha puja, Nagaprathishta Pooja, Sarpa Shanti. Benefits Sarpa Samskara Pooja and online booking are detailed.
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According to Hindu Mythology Lord Kumaraswamy came to this place after killing the demon rulers Taraka, Shoorapadmasura and others in a war; and Lord washed his Shakti Ayudha (Shakti Ayudha is a battle-axe in the shape of a bayonet) in this river. From then the river is famous as Kumaradhara. After his battle with the demons Lord Kumaraswamy came to the top of Kumara Parvatha along with his brothers Lord Ganesha, Veerabahu and other aides. He was received by Lord Indra along with other Gods; pleased by the success of the war Indra prayed the Lord to be kind enough to marry his daughter Devasena. This was agreed upon courteously and the marriage took place on the banks of Kumaradhara on 'Margashira Shudda Shashti'. Lord Kumaraswamy also gave darshan to Vasuki the head of nagas, who was making a penance here.
Vasuki prayed to the Lord to stay along with him permanently at this place and the Lord granted him this boon. From that time it is believed that the Lord has made his spiritual presence in this shrine along with his wife Devasena and Vasuki. Every year a famous car festival is being held here on 'Margashira Shuddha Shashti' with special poojas to the Lord.
Pilgrims going to the Temple have to cross the Kumaradhara River, taking a holy bath in it before they go on to the temple to have darshan. The devotees enter the courtyard from behind and walk around to go before the idol. There is Garuda pillar covered with silver between the sanctuary and the portico entrance. It is believed that the pillar was charmed and planted there to shield the devotees from the poison flames streaming from the breath of Vasuki who resides inside. Devotees circle the pillar. Beyond the pillar is the outer hall and then the inner hall and after that the sanctuary of Sri Subrahmanya. In the center of sanctuary is a pedestal. On the upper dais stands the idol of Sri Subrahmanya and then the idol of Vasuki and somewhat lower the idol of Shesha. Devotions to these deities take place daily.
Sarpa Samskara / Sarpa Dosha
Sarpa Samskara/Sarpa Dosha is one of the poojas performed at Kukke Subramanya Temple by devotees to get rid of the sarpa dosha (according to belief, a person either in this birth or any of his previous births can be afflicted by the sarpa (serpent) dosha (curse) either knowingly or un-knowingly through many ways). Persons who are afflicted with this dosha are advised by the astrologers /horoscope writers to perform this pooja for their well being. Pooja can be done either by the person afflicted if he is a male and married, or through a priest. This is because the pooja involves rituals similar to the ones done in performing shrartham (death rites). Sarpa Samskara seva devotees are required to stay for two days. The seva occurs in the day time with no particular poojas in the evening. Food arrangements will be provided to the said devotees by the temple devastanam, for four persons only per seva.
Due to the wide belief in the snake god in the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala, this pooja is performed by people from all faiths.
The Poojas in the Sri Subrahmanya Temple are conducted according to the 'Vaikasana Agama' system, which is very rarely found in our province. On festivals and other sacred days, special poojas are prescribed for such occasion. When the utsava is takes place at night, Ratri-Pooja is conducted first with sprinkling of Shankathirtha, after which the utsava idol is brought out. The customary Utsava - Pooja, Mangalarathi and Ashtavadhana are conducted either before the Sannidhi or in the prescribed places. When both the Tantri and the Archaka are present the former conducts the Gopuja in the morning, the Mahapuja and Akshayapatra pooja at the noon and the Deevatige Seva in the Evening. The Archaka conducts the rest of the poojas.
Temple Timings and Darshanam
Morning 7 AM TO 1 PM
Evening 3 PM TO 8 PM
Daily Pooja Timing
Morning: 6 AM - 7 AM
Noon: 11 AM - 12 PM
Night: 7 AM - 7.45 PM
Kukke Subramanya Temple Pooja Sevas Charges
Important Harike Sevas at Kukke Subramanya Temple are (Except on Ekadashi days)
Sarpa Samskara: Rs. 1300.00 to Rs. 1800
Naga Prthista: Rs. 250.00
Ashlesha Bali: Rs. 250.00
Maha Pooja: Rs. 300.00
Others: Angapradakshina Namakarana Sesha Seva
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Purpose & Uses Of Doing Sarpa Samskara
Sarpa Samskara Pooja is generally suggested for unmarried people. Sarpa Dosham is generally believed to be the result of misdeeds from a past life/lives revisiting your present life. If your atma (soul) has caused any harm to snakes in a prior life, then it will cause problems for you in this life, hence 'sarpa dosham'. In order to obtain relief from 'Sarpa Dosham' you need to perfom 'sarpa samskara'. The cost of a 'sarpa samskara' ranges from Rs.1300 to Rs.1800.
How To Perform Sarpa Samskara
If you want to do the 'sarpa samskara' you need to go to the Kukke Subramanya Temple situated 285 KM from Bangalore. It is mandatory to stay there for two days. Accommodation is available, ranging from Rs.150 to Rs.400 per day (Non AC / AC). The pooja cost for a 'sarpa samskara' is Rs. 1500. In order to perform a 'sarpa samskara' pooja, it is advisable to book in advance. The temple authorities help out, though, by charging around Rs.300 to Rs.500 extra for a pooja to be performed without prior booking. The pooja is a 2 day program.On the first day it starts at 7.00 am and ends at 12.30pm. followed by lunch at the temple only good food is also provided at the night by temple. you are not supposed to eat /drink in the hotels or elsewhere during these two days. next day again you will be required to attend phase 2 of the pooja which again lasts for 4 hours again followed by lunch. If you have not booked in advance, then it is advisable to reach the temple one day(at least the earlier evening) prior to the intended pooja day.
The maximum number of people who can participate in sarpa samskara at one time is 4. carry some washed cotton clothes to wear at the pooja. Brahmin community people are to do the pooja themselves for non brahmins there will be temple appointed Poojari performing on behalf of you. Couples having trouble in conceiving are also advised by astrologers to do the Sarpa samskara.
Ashlesha Bali Pooja
Ashlesha Bali Pooja & Sarpa Samskara are two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas that are done at Kukke Subramanya Temple. Ashlesha Bali usually lasts for a couple of hours. It is called Ashlesha bali as it has to be performed on Ashlesha Nakshatra. If performed on other days it has no power. The charges for Ashlesha Bali Pooja is Rs. 250.
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Festivals & Celebrations
The Annual festival is celebrated here every year from 'Karthika Bahula Dwadashi' to Margashira Shudha Poornima'. But the devotees begin to throng here as early as 'Karthika Bahula Amavasya' and will continue to do so till 'Margashira Shudha Sapthami'. The Lakshadeepotsava is celebrated on the day of Karthika Bahula Amavasya and on the four succeeding days, the Chandramandalotsava, Ashwavahanotsava, Mayura Vahanotsava and Flower Chariot Utsava are conducted respectively. On Panchami (the fifth day) 'Panchami Rathotsava' is celebrated at night. On the Shashti day Sri Subrahmanya Swamy and Umamaheshwara come out at an auspicious hour in the morning to participate in the festival. Sri Subrahmanya Swamy mounts the 'Brahmaratha' and God Umamaheshwara the 'Panchami Ratha'. Then a very strange occurance takes place.
The Garuda Pakshi (kite)which never can be found in this place on the rest of the days of the year makes its appearance at the time of Ratharohana and again at the time of Avabrath Mahotsava the next day. This can never be explained unless we attribute to the holiness of this place. At the time of car festival the chariot is pulled by means of cane. The moment the car festival is over the devotees vie with one another to get hold of a piece of this cane because this is considered to be very effective cure even for the most virulent, positions like that of a snake-bite. Then the God alights from the chariot. The devotees perform various kinds of worships. Then the 'Mahapooja' and the 'Mahasantharpana' (feeding of Brahmins) take place.
The next day of Shashti also Sri Kumaraswamy comes out to take part in the festival. After the 'Okuli Pooja' (Sprinkling of Saffron water) God proceeds to 'Matsya Thirtha' where the 'Nauka Viharotsava' and the Avabritha takes place. After this festival the devotees and pilgrimage start returning and the density of the population lessons gradually. But the festivals continue till Poornami. On that day 'Maha Samprokshana' is conducted and with this the annual festivals come to a close.
How to Reach Kukke Subramanya Temple
Buses service to Kukke Subramanya Temple: Kukke subramanya can be reached by road from Mangalore and Bangalore. KSRTC is operating buses daily from these two places.
Details of Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya KSRTC Bus services, Timings: If you are planning to travel from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya by bus, here are the details. The distance from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya temple by bus is 266 km. There are buses at 08:15 and 09:15 (Ordinary) and 8:30, 9:30, 10:30 and 11:00 (Rajahamsa) from Kempegowda Bus Stand, Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya Temple. Bus fare from Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya are as follows: Ordinary Buses fare is Rs. 195 and Rajahamsa fare is Rs. 296 from Bangalore.
Enquries about K.S.R.T.C bus services can be made at Telephone Numbers 080-22870099 and 080-22873377 (Kempegowda Bus Stand, Magesic, Bangalore Enquiry), 0824-2212243 (Mangalore), 0821-2520853 (Mysore).
Private bus services also commute Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya. Private buses leaves Bangalore to Kukke Subramanya around 10:30 - 11:00 pm in the night.
Distance from Kasargod(Kerala) to Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is 83 km. The distance between Kukke Subramanya and Madikeri is 66 km and distance from Mangalore to Kukke Subrahmanya is 107 km. Distance from Kukke subrahmanya to Dharmasthala is 72 Km.
Distance between Subramanya Road to Kukke Subramanya temple is about 12 Kms. From there you will get busses and jeeps that take you to Kukke Subramanya Temple.
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KSTDC offers a temple tour including Kukke Subrahmanya every thrusday night from Bangalore.
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By Air: Mangalore International Airport (Bajpe Airport) is the closest access for flights from Mumbai, New Delhi, Chennai and other parts of India. Kukke Subrahmanya is 110 km and the taxi fare would be costing Rs 1200.
By Train:The nearest railway station is Subrahmanya Road Railway Station (SBRS) on Mangaluru-Bengaluru railway route, which at 7 km from Kukke Subramanya. One can catch a local transport from the station for a journey of 15 minutes to the temple. Kukke Subramanya is 105 kms away from Mangalore, 285 kms from Bangalore and 151 kms from Karwar. The details of Bangalore to Subramanya train, Mysore to Kukke Subramanya train and Ernakulam to Kukke Subramanya train are given below:
|Mangalore Cntl (MAQ)
||Ernakulam Jn to Mangalore
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Hotels, Boarding, Lodging & Accomodation in Kukke Subramanya
The temple authorities have guest houses (A/C & Non-A/c) choultries within a kilometre south and west of the temple. But they are mostly occupied and cannot be booked over the phone. Private Hotels & Lodges are available and can be booked over phone. To see Hotels, Boarding, Lodging & Accomodation facilities available at Kukke Subramanya Click Here
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Kukke Subramanya Temple Contact Address & Details
How to book for Sarpa Samskara Pooja at Kukke Subramanya Temple: The Temple authorities will help you out to book for Sarpa Samskara Pooja at Kukke Subramanya Temple. The Postal Address, Contact Deatils & Phone Number of Kukke Subramanya Temple are as follows:
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple,
Subrahmanya, Dakshina Kannada Dist,
Phone Number: 91-825-681224, 681423,
681400,681700 and 681800
Pin code of kukke subramanya temple is 574238. Distance from Karwar to Subrahmanya is 373.1 km and takes around 7 h 15 min via NH17. Distance from from Belagavi (Belgaum) to Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple, Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Subrahamanya is 521 km and takes around
9 h 18 min via NH4.
||Neo Mysore Cafe & Horel Kumara Krupa at main entrance of the temple
||Next to the K.S.R.T.C Bus Station
|Internet/Public Call Office
||NetZone on the temple main entrance street. STD/ISD, scanning, printing and computer horoscope facilities are there
||Karthik Clinic next to Karthikeya Kripa lodge
||Pranay Enterprises. Air Tickets, Rail Tickets & Ebanking Facilities are available.
||Vijaya Bank, Indian Overseas Bank.
Corp. Bank ATM is available
|Mobile Recharge & Accessories
||Bombay Mobile Zone - Airtel, Vodaphone, Docomo, Idea, Reliance Sim Card Recharge & Top-up
||Indian Oil at the entry point to the town, Bharat Petroleum Bunk on the way to Dharmasthala
||Mahalingeshwar Motor Works
||STD code for Kukke Subramanya is 08257
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How many people can perform Kukke Subramanya Temple Pooja ?
Any number of people can participate in Sarpa samskara Pooja at Kukke Subramanya. But Food and tiffin arrangements are limited to 4 people per one Seva. It is better if Pooja is done in smaller groups. Seva devotees after bath in the holy Kumaradhara and Darshana of Lord Subrahmanya should report at 8.30 a.m. on the booked date at Adi Subrahmanya in the venue reserved for them. Partake forenoon PRASADA at 1.00 noon and evening tiffin at 6.00 p.m. in the Shanmukha Dining Hall. (upstairs). Night meals are forbidden.
Report at Nagaprathishta Mantapa in the outer quadrangle of the Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple after Pradakshina. Soon after midday Mahapooja the Archaka concerned will conduct Nagaprathishta Partake Prasadam. Seva fee of Rs 2500 is inclusive of Dana Dakshina to Purohitha, Kriya Karthu, Brahmacharis and Godana. Temple entry is forbidden on the first day of the seva.
Distance from Raichur, Karnataka to Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple is 544.1 km and travelling time in this route is 11 h 5 min via NH150A. Distance from Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple to Hampi, Karnataka is 403.9 km and travelling time is around 8 h 44 min via NH50. Distance from Belagavi (Belgaum), Karnataka to Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple is 507 km and travel time is around 9 h 25 min via NH4.
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