Kukke Subramanya Temple

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A well-visited abode of Lord Muruga in Karnataka.

Legend is that Lord Vasuki, the king of serpents prayed Lord Subramanya at this place to save nagas from the attack of Garuda.

Apart from the Subramanya shrine, temple has shrines to Lord Vasuki and Adisesha- the serpent Gods. A pillar at the western gate of the temple is believed to ward off the poisonous venom from the serpent God Vasuki that is inside. Devotees take a pradakshin (circumbulation) around this pillar.

The Sarpasamskara or sarpabali pooja is a popular offering to the Serpent Gods to ward-off any sarpadosha of one’s family.

Temple is on the bank of river Kumaradhara. Usually, people take a dig at this river before entering the temple.


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