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Kukke Subramanya Temple
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

My family visited Subramanya temple during Diwali holidays ( Nov 2012). We had camped at Udupi and visited the Krishna temple, Aney Ganapathi and Kollur Mookambika Devi the first day.The next day we visited the Krishna temple and spent blissful 2-3 hours. Later we visited the Mahakali temple, the Malpe beach and the Shirdi Sai temple. We departed early morning from Udupi and drove down to Dharmasthala. After darshan of Sree Manjunath we headed to Kukke. The route was scenic, but most part of the journey was bumpy thanks to the poor road condition. We stayed at the Ashray Lodge. The room was not ready on arrival. Hence had to wait for an hour. The Rooms were alright ( I thought the tariff was 20-30% higher than it deserved). No dining facility .Just a coffee / tea vending machine. There are some decent restaurants within 5 minutes walking distance.
The Temple itself is a very holy place and one can feel the vibes as soon as one crosses the doorsteps. Even if there are large crowds one can expect to have a 1-minute glimpse after standing for 15 minutes in the Queue. Since we had a lot of time at our disposal we circumambulated several times and had good darshan. There is a small temple dedicated to Uma Maheshwar, where Brahmin pundits were chanting Rudram. The Pullak darshan was quite a surprise. At about 7.30 p.m. the Deity is taken in a procession inside the temple complex, preceded by a baby elephant ( facing the Idol and walking backwards). The Maha Arathi was a chaos, with barriers being put up randomly and no clear instructions on who should assemble where. It is unfortunate that most pilgrim places are only too keen on receiving donations but not doing enough to streamline the throng of devotees or make their visit comfortable. It is disgusting to be shooed away by the attendants even before one has had a good look at the Idols. In any case it was a spiritually elevating trip.

4  Thank RAVINDRA G
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Reviewed December 24, 2012

A wonderful temple which makes you go in again and again....Something serene and devotional about the whole place!!!
And having a darshan is also very easy. In the mornings when there is a crowd, one can take a Special Darshanam ticket for Rs.100 and in the evenings just walk into the temple or if one wishes to avail the sevas by purchasing a ticket.
Subramanya swami here seated on a peacock which is on top of the hooded snake. And a half a KM away, there is Adi Subramanya temple on the banks of the Kumaradhara stream.
The whole place just next to Kumara Parvata is very peaceful.
Getting here is very easy as well as it is just 12 Kms from the Subramanya Road Station

1  Thank Sri Jagadish B
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Reviewed December 23, 2012

We got 4 rooms booked and it was quite satisfying that our accommodation was pretty descent and it was well maintained

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Reviewed December 9, 2012

Prestine, calm location to stay and enjoy the nature beauty. Walkable distance to the kumaradhara river that flows close by.... no need to go to the bathing point/bridge though its not far. The Property owner stays adjacent to the Cottage and is a very helpful man if you need one! Last but the least, if you are on you own vehicle, go for GahanaShree Cottage. Thanks

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Reviewed October 24, 2012

We planned to visit this temple one month before and I started planning for the same .First went thru the Website www.kukke.org which is very useful and one should go thru this to get an understanding on how to to reach the temple from Major cities of Karnataka, When the seva's getting offered , which are the dates and days are not available and also how we get the sevas.Lapped in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature the village of Subrahmanya lies in the Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada with a sanctity which very few places can boast of. The temple is situated in the heart of the village. Nature reveals herself in all her unhidden beauty in the rivers, forests and mountains which the temple is surrounded by.
Lord Subrahmanya is the main deity of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. The main entrance of the temple lies to the east. The devotees will enter from west through main Gopuram and enter the inner quadrangle from the east. There is a pedestal in the centre of the sanctum. On the upper Dias there is the idol of Shree Subrahmanya and then the idol of Vasuki and little lower the idol of Shesha. While entering the inner quadrangle devotees should remove their shirts and banyans.Kukke Shri Subrahmanya temple comes under the mujarai department of government of Karnataka. Kukke Subrahmanya is the abode of nagas. Here pooja is offered to lord Subrahmanya merged with serpent king Vasuki. Hence, believed to be the ultimate solace for salvation from any sort of naga doshas. Thousands of devotees come here from far and wide to offer Sarpa Samskara, Nagaprathishta, Ashlesh Bali & other rituals.

I really recommend one should this visit this place and temple( 8th century) very powerful god and enjoy the beuaty of the nature and also the old values and traditions of our culture which can be witnessed ..

5  Thank ShivBg
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