Daily Rituals in Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple:
5.00 AM Temple Door Open, Govu Pooja
5.30 AM to 6.00 AM Ushakala Pooja
6.30 AM to 10.00 AM Sevas by the devotees
10.00 AM to 12.15 PM Madhyanna Pooja Consisting of Kalasha pooja, Panchamrutha Abhisheka, Archana, Mahanaivedya, Mahamangalarathi
12.30 PM to 1.30 PM Distribution of Theertha Prasada
11.30 AM to 2.00 PM Anna Santharpane
3.30 PM to 6.00 PM Hannukai Seva, Mangalarathi by the devotees
6.00 PM to 7.45 PM Nisha Pooja, Mahamangalarathi
7.45 PM to 8.30 PM Distribution of Theertha Prasada, Closing the main doors
7.30 PM to 9.30 PM Anna Santharpane (Night Meals)
Note: On special occasions the timings will be changed accordingly
About Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple:
Kukke Subrahmanya is located in a scenic setting at the foot of the Western Ghats in the Sullia Taluk District of Dakshina Kannada in the state of Karnataka. The Subrahmanya Temple is one of the most famous and richest temples in southern India. This place is directly connected by road from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Dharmasthala and other places. It is surrounded by the Kodagu district in the east, Puttur in the west, Sakleshpur in the north and Sullia, and Taluk headquarter in the south. The direct buses move between Subrahmanya and these places.
Previously, Subramanya was called Kukke Pattana. In ‘Shankara Vijaya’ Anandagiri observes that Sri Shankaracharya camped here for a few days during his religious expedition (Digvijaya). Shankaracharya called this place “Bhaje Kukke Lingam” in his “Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram”.
Sri Subrahmanya kshetra was brilliantly described in the chapter “Thirthakshetra Mahimani purana” of the Sahyadri khanda included in the SanatkumaraSamhita of Skanda Purana. This kshetra is located on the banks of the river “Dhara”, which comes from the mountain Kumara and goes to the West Sea.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple History:
Sri Kshetra is on the bank of the Kumaradhara River. Born to annihilate the demonic forces. Kumaraswamy(Muruga/Subramanya) killed Tarakasura and other Asuras in the battle of Kumaraparvatha with his brother Ganapathi (Ganesh). Devendra had decided to marry his daughter Devasena to Lord Muruga in “Margashira Shudda Shasti”. As a result, the wedding took place on the banks of Kumaradhara Thirtha. Granting thanks to “Sarpa Raja” Vasuki, who was doing Thapasya at that time. Kumaraswamy assured that he would live with Devasena in him. Since then, it is behind him that Shankukha (Skanda) resides in his spiritual presence with Vasuki in the sanctuary.
Kukke Subrahmanya, one of the seven holy places created by Parasurama is mythological and historically famous for “Nagaradhane”. Remaining with Vasuki, Subrahmanya Lord spreads his grace on devotees as the deity who presides Kshetra. It is also called “Guptha Kshetra”. “Mruthika Prasada” given here is considered sacrosanct. Devotees believe that the holy bath in Kumaradhara thirtha and Madesnana eradicate dreaded diseases like leprosy. Skin-related diseases, devotees firmly believe are healed here. Lord Subrahmanya won an honorary title “Annadana Subbappa”. Thousands of devotees receive Annadana every day here. Devotees find comfort after performing “Sarpasamskara” Naga Prathist “Ashlesha Bali” for Sarpa dosha, which causes sterility / infertility, skin diseases, blindness, bhoomidosha, etc. Lord Subrahmanya is the destroyer of sorrows finnumerable Janmas receives the Sevas of devotees done with devotion and dedication made and fulfill their desires and therefore Kaliyugh by he is behind “Lord Prathyaksha”.
Five Thousand year old Temple:
In the past, Subrahmanya Kshethra, edicts and Grantha inform, was known as Kukke Pattana. Shankara Vijaya, written by Ananda, talks about Sri Adi Shankaracharya visiting Subrahmanya during his philosophical conquest and his stay here. The reference to his sketra could be deduced from “Bhaje Kukkelinga” which is part of “Subrahmanya Bhujanga Prayatha Sthotra” composed by Sri Adi Shankaracharya. According to Sthala Purana, many Devarushis have installed Shivalingas in this Kshetra. The reference to such Shivalingas should be understood as Kukkelinga.
Sanathkumara Samhite in Sri Skanda Purana (a part is called Sahyadri Khanda which describes the places of pilgrimage) reports that Subrahmanya Kshetra is on the shore of Dhara. Sri Shanmukha Swamy after defeating Tarakasura and other Asuras washed his weapons of destruction in this thirtha and hence the name Kumaradhara is derived from this episode.
People affected by sarpadosha, whose diseases are not treated by medication, perform sevas and they can fulfill their wishes. During Subrahmanya Shasti, the devotees participate in Beedhi Madesthana, which eliminates their physical and mental problems. Not only that, the performance of Madesthana in Uchista’s mass feeding and Uruluseva in the quadrilateral are well-known vows that are performed in this temple. “We bathe in Kumaradhara, Saw Kukkelinga, we feed on food prepared in the cauldron” (Kopparige) is a popular popular saying. The soil extracted from the anthill (Moola Mruthike) is the main Prasada here.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Darshan Procedure:
1) We should visit Adi Subrahmanya temple before Kukke Subramanya Darshan.
2) Aadi Subrahmany Swamy Darshan Timings: 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.
3) Aadi Subrahmanya Abhisheka Timings can be performed at anytime from 7:45 PM to 11:45 AM.
4) Devotees can have darshan without removing Shirt or Banian at Aadi Subrahmanya Temple.
5) In Kukke Subrahmanya, male devotees should not wear shirt or banyan when entering the Darshan line.
6) Any decent clothes, Jean pant are allowed. No restrictions for female devotees.
7) Male devotees can wear the shirt after the Darshan line.
8) The Devotees can leave their shoes at the Chappal Stand. Rs.1 per person will be charged.
9) The Chappal Stand is within walking distance of the temple entrance, which is on the left hand side.
10) Luggage storage counter is also available and is located right next to the Seva counter.
11) Special Darshan tickets are not available. The Seva can be done for which the ticket will be bought only at the Seva counter.
12) The crowd will be minimal during the day of the week, which takes only 15 minutes for Darshan.
13) Darshan is free in Aadi Subrahmanya temple and Kukke Subrahmanya temple.
Kukke Shree Subramanya Swamy Temple Dress Code:
The administration of the Kukke Subramanya Temple requires male devotees to remove their shirts and vests before entering temple premises. Clothing such as coats, hats, turbans, Bermuda, shorts and Lungi are not allowed inside the temple. Women are asked to dress decently.
For Men: White Pancha, Dhoti/ Normal Pant or Jeans Pant. No Vest or shirt allowed.
For Female: Saree with blouse/ Punjabi Dress with Dupatta / Chudidhar with Dupatta/ Half saree.
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Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Cancellation / Refund Policy:
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple believes in helping its devotees as much as possible, and therefore has a liberal cancellation policy. Under this policy:
• Reservations once made may not be canceled / refunded under any circumstances, except in special cases for which the prior written consent of the Trustees/Excutive Officer of Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple is provided.
• However, the reservation may be postponed to another date for genuine reasons, so the postponement process must be done or implied, 3 days (72 hours) before the already registered seva / pooja date.
• There is a certain limit on how often a seva / pooja can be postponed. After that, he can not postpone the seva and must perform the seva on the reserved date, otherwise, the amount will be treated as a gift to Lord Subrahmanya.
• On successful booking, our website will generate an online receipt with a confirmation email and an SMS on your mobile phone. If for any reason the amount has been deducted from your bank and you have not received any of the above mentioned confirmations, immediately contact the temple office located on our website.
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Contact Details:
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Swamy Temple Postal Address:
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple,
Subrahamanya Post, Sullia Taluk,
Dakshina Kannada District,
Karnataka – 574238.
Contact Person & Address:
Kukke Shree Subrahamanya Temple,
Subrahamanya Post, Sullia Taluk,
Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka – 574238
+918257 236200 (IVRS)
+918257 281700 (Office)
+918257 281423 (Office)
+918257 281224 (Office)
+918257 281265 (Protocol Section)
+918257 281300 (Sarpa Samskara Section)
+918257 281400 (Information Center)
Fax No: +918257 281800
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