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Kudupu Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple
Kudupu is located at a distance of 10 km from Mangalore on Mangalore - Moodabidri route in Dakshina Kannada district. The temple at Kudupu is dedicated to Lord Anantha Padmanabha, another name of Lord Vishnu.
Kudupu Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple is well-known for serpent worship. Main deity Lord Anantha Padmanabha is facing towards the west. Naga Bana (hundreds of serpent idols) though situated in eastern part of the temple it is also facing towards west.
The temple at Kudupu also houses a holy pond "Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha" which is situated left side of the temple.
A small shrine dedicated to Sub-deity Jarandaya can be found opposite to the temple. Goddess Shree Devi, Lord Mahaganapathi Lord Subramanya, Jaya and Vijaya are main sub-deities of the temple.
The shrines of Ayyappa and Navagraha along with Valmika Mantapa are located outside the temple.
Annual festival Shashti, which falls in December is a famous religious ceremony is celebrated here with great devotion. Nagarapanchami, a worship of sacrificing the milk to Lord Naga is another festival is celebrated which attracts a large number of devotees.
Shri Ananthapadmanabha Temple,
Dakshina Kannada district,
Pin code: 574508
How to get there
Nearest Airport: Mangalore
Nearest Railhead: Mangalore
Road: Kudupu is located on Mangalore - Moodbidri road. Frequent busses ply between Mangalore and Karkala has a stop at Kudupu Temple.
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