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Pilgrims going to the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in Subrahmanya have to cross the Kumaradhara River, taking a holy bath in it before they go on to the temple to have darshan, a glance from a holy person.
Kukke Subrahmanya Kshetra lies in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature nature with rivers, forests and mountains in Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) District. Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is regarded as one of the seven Mukti stala pilgrimage sites of Karnataka. (Kollur, Udupi, Kumbasi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna are other Mukti places).
Kukke Subrahmanya is about 105 Km from Mangalore, the head quarters of Dakshina Kannada District. Kukke Subrahmanya is situated on the banks of river Dhara, which originates in the Kumara Parvatha (mountain) and proceeds towards western sea. It is also called as 'Kumaradhara River'.
The Subrahmanya temple is situated in the heart of this village. Kukke Subrahmanya temple is dedicated to lord Subrahmanya, who had manifested with Vasuki (the king of serpents).
Address:Kukke Subrahmanya is about 105 Km from Mangalore, the head quarters of Dakshina Kannada District.
District:Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) District
Nearest City:Sullia Taluk
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Dhara River (also called as Kumaradhaara) It is believed that after killing the demon Tarakasura, Karthikeya washed the demon's blood from his spear in the River Dhara.
In the Treta-yuga, Lord Parasurama came to this place and bathed in the River Dhara in order to absolve himself of the sins of exterminating the kshatriya-race twenty one times over.
In Dvapara-yuga, when Samba was cursed with leprosy, he came to bathe in the Dhara in order to become free from the disease. By smearing the mud (mrithika) from the riverbank over his body and bathing in the river, he regained his original beauty.
It is believed that Kumaradhara is most efficient place of remedy for elimination the sufferers from even the most incurable diseases.
The Name Kukke:It has been learnt from legends that Subrahmanya used to be called Kukke Pura or Kukke Pattana in the past. In more recent times Guru Adi Sankaracharya visited Subrahmanya and referred to this place as 'Bhaje Kukke Lingam' in his composition Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram makes, the above evidence all the more convincing. According to legend, many sages have installed the idols of Lord Shiva here. Even serpent Vasuki has installed a Shivalinga here. The word Kukke perhaps cannot the phallus of Lord Shiva installed in cave. It is held by some that in Sanskrit the word 'Kukshi' can also be used to mean a cave and the word 'Kukke' can be the corruption of the word 'Kukshi'.
But as per the villagers explanation the Kukke means basket. The worship of linga in basket (kukke) resulted in naming this place as Kukke.
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Mode of worship: The Poojas in the Sri Subrahmanya Temple are conducted according to 'Vaikanasa Agama'. The temple is opens at 5 a.m. and the God is woken up to the accompaniment of Nadaswaram. Abishekam is then done to the Lord, followed by Go pooja (worship of the cow). The poojas continue till midday and after naivedya is offered to the Lord, food is served to the surging crowd of devotees.
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Shrines/places to visit at Subrahmanya temple: 1. Sri Subrahmanya Temple 2. Kukke Linga 3. Vedavyasa Samputa Narasimha Devaru 4. Sri Bhairava Devaru 5. Sri Uma Maheshwara Devaru 6. Ballalaraya Vigraha 7. Sringeri Mutt 8. Hosaligammana Gudi 9. Darpana Theertha 10. Adi Subrahmanya (great Anthill 'Valmika' in the sanctuary) 11. Uttaradi Mutt 12. Rudrapada 13. Kumaradhaara River 14. Biladwara 15. Kashikatte Ganapathi Temple 16. Matsya Theertha 17. Kumara Parvatha (also a great destination for trekkers)
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How to reach?
Nearest Railway Station:Mangalore / Hassan
Road Transport:1. From Bangalore: via Nelamangala, Kunigal, Hassan, Sakaleshpura, Gundya 2. From Mangalore: via Puttur The Karnataka state Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses ply to Kukke Subramanya from various major cities and towns like Mangalore, Bangalore, Mysore, Dharmasthala & Hassan.
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Facilities to devotees at Subrahmanya: Accommodation: Temple guest houses are available. Food: Free Lunch and Dinner is offered to devotees and visitors. Cloak room facility and banking facility are also available.
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Distances from Kukke Subrahmanya: 1. Mangalore: around 105 km 2. Bangalore: around 350 km 3. Hassan: around 110 Km 4. Dharmasthala: around 70 km 5. Udupi: around 165 km
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Society/Community Phone Number Postal Address:Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple Subrahmanya - 574 238 Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District Karnataka - INDIA