Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Kuke Subramanya is One of the Sapta Kshetra Temple dedicated to Lord Kartikeya, located in Subramanya, Karnataka The Kukke Subramanya Temple is dedicated to Lord Subramanya, the Son of Lord Shiva. He is considered to be the Deva Senapathi that is commander of the army of the Devas. Here, He is worshipped as the Lord of snakes.
The temple is set in a scenic spot which is still relatively not spoilt. A river runs in front of the temple, while in the background there is a beautiful mountain. Pilgrims have to cross this river, the Kumaradhara River, to reach the temple.
Subramanya village used to be called Kukke Subramanya. According to Shankara Vijaya, Sri Adi Shankaracharya camped here for some time. Sri Shankara himself refers to this place in his 'Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram' as ‘Bhaje Kukke Lingam'. The Sanatkumara Samhita of Skanda Purana describes this place and its religious importance .
Kukke Subrahmanya Situated amidst captivating hill settings is the Kukke Subrahmanya temple where the Nagas sought the protection of Subramanya. Subramanya is worshipped here in the form of cobra. The Kukke Subramanya Temple is located in the village of Subramanya in Sullia Taluq, Dakshina Kannada district. Subramanya is located near Mangalore and is easily accessible from there.
Legend of Kukke Subrahmanya Templei
In the Skanda Purana it is stated after defeating the Asura forces and killing their chiefs Tharakasura and Soorapadhma, Lord Subramanya came to this place. He washed his Shakti weapon in the river here. Indra, King of the Devas, prayed to Lord Subramanya to accept his daughter Devasena as his wife and Subramanya consented.
The marriage ceremony was performed here. Waters from all the holy rivers were brought here for the ceremony and it is believed that these waters fell down and became a river, known as Kumaradhara. Vasuki, the King of serpents, prayed to Lord Subramanya to stay on here to protect his snake tribe against Garuda, the Divine Eagle.
Lord Subramanya agreed. From then on, this place became important for people who want to perform Sarpadosha Puja. .Book A tour Package to Kuke Subramanya Temple