Kukke Subrahmanya temple
Kukke Subrahmanya, Kukke Linga, Kumaradhara River, Vedavyasa Samputa Narasimha Devaru, Tarakasura, Kumara Parvatha, Karthikeya, Adi Subrahmanya, Darpana Theertha
Kukke Subrahmanya, Kukke Linga, Kumaradhara River, Vedavyasa Samputa Narasimha Devaru, Tarakasura, Kumara Parvatha, Karthikeya, Adi Subrahmanya, Darpana Theertha
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Kukke Subrahmanya temple

Kukke Subrahmanya temple is situated in the lush abundance of the beauty of the nature with rivers, forests and hills in Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada (South Canara) District.

Kukke Subrahmanya Temple is observed as one of the seven Mukti places, pilgrimage sites of Karnataka. (Kollur, Udupi, Kumbashi, Kodeshwara, Sankaranarayana and Gokarna are other Mukti places).
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).

According to the legend, Lord Subrahmanya took his birth to kill demon Tarakasura. After killing the demon Tarakasura, Lord Brahma installed the deity of Karthikeya in Subrahmanya Kshetra along with the deity of Vasuki through whom Karthikeya accepts the worship of his devotees and bless them all with fulfillment of their desire immediately. The deity is popularly known as 'Sri Subrahmanya Swamy'.

Shrines/places to visit in Subrahmanya:
  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)
Facilities to devotees at Subrahmanya:

Accommodation: Temple guest houses are available.
Food: Free Lunch and Dinner is offered to devotees and visitors.

Postal Address:
Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple
Subrahmanya - 574 238
Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District
Karnataka - INDIA

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

How to get there:

Nearest Airport: Mangalore

Nearest Railhead: Subrahmanya

Road: Subrahmanya is well connected by Road. The Karnataka state Road Transport Corporation (KSRTC) buses ply to Kukke Subramanya from various major cities and towns like Mangalore, Bangalore, Mysore, Dharmasthala & Hassan.
How to reach Subrahmanya:
1. From Bangalore: via Nelamangala, Kunigal, Hassan, Sakaleshpura, Gundya
2. From Mangalore: via Puttur.

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