Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple is located in South Kannada and is known for Naga Dosha Poojas. The main deity here Lord Subramanya and Divine serpent Vasuki are in one Idol. From the Puranas, it is known Lord Subramanya did penance here in these hills before killing Tarakasura.
Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple History
As per the Legends, Divine Serpent Vasuki to escape from the mighty Garuda took shelter under Lord Subramanya. Lord Subramanya ordered Garuda not to harm Serpent. During Treta Yuga, Parasurama an incarnation of Lord Vishnu took the bath here at Kumaradhara river to get rid of the sin, after Killing Kshatriyas. During Dwaparayuga, Samba, son of Lord Krishna took bath here to get rid of the Leprosy curse. Kumaradhara is known for curing skin diseases. It is also said that Pandavas took bath here during their Vanavasam time.
Samputa Narasimha Swamy
Temple is located in the South-east of Lord Subramanya Temple. As per the folklore, King Ballalaraya of Hoyasala dynasty with want to see the Narasimha Swamy Saligrama in the box for which he took it by force. King tried to open the box with all his energy and also tried with Elephant standing on the box. Due to his ignorance, the elephant died on the spot and King had burning sensation throughout his body. Realizing his mistake, King apologized Sri Aniruddha Tirtha for taking the box from the temple premise and King relieved from the burning sensation.
Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple Timings
Morning Hours: 7:00 am – 1:00 pm
Evening Hours: 3:00 pm – 8:00 pm
How to reach Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple?
- The nearest airport international airport is at Mangalore which is 113 km away
- Temple can be reached from Bangalore and Mangalore. Nearest railway station is at Mangalore which is 103 km
- The direct bus is available from Mangalore and Bangalore Bus stations to Kukke Temple.