About Kukke

Lapped in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of the nature the village of Subramanya lies in the Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada with a sancity 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 temples is surrounded by. It is about a 105 KM from Mangalore and can be easily reached by train,buses or taxis.

Subramanya used to be called as Kukke Pattana in the past. In the 'Shankara Vijaya' Anandagiri observes that Sri Shankaracharya camped here for a few days during his religious expedition (Digvijaya). Shankaracharya referred to this place as 'Bhaje Kukke Lingam' in his 'Subrahmanya Bhujangaprayata Stotram'.

Sri Subrahmanya kshetra has been brilliantly described in the 'Thirthakshetra Mahimanipurana' chapter of the Sahyadrikhanda comprised in the Sanatkumara Samhita of Skanda Purana. This kshetra is situated in the banks of the river 'Dhara' which originates in the Kumara mountain and proceeds to the western sea.

            Daily Rituals

                        Temple opening and closing time :7-00 AM to 1-30 PM3-30 PM to 8-00 PM

            Time of the Rituals Name of the Rituals
            5-00 A.M Doors open, Go-Pooja
            5-30 to 7-30 A.M Usha Kala Pooja
            7-00 to 10-00 A.M Sevas by the devotees
            10-00 to 12-15 P.M Madhyahna Pooja Consisting of Kalashapooja, Panchamrutha Abhisheka, Archana, Mahanaivedya
            12-00 P.M Mahamangalarathi
            12-30 to 1-00 P.M Distribution of Theertha Prasada
            1-30 to 2-00 Anna Santharpane
            3-30 to 6-00 Hannukai Seva, Mangalarathi by the devotees
            6-00 to 7-40 P.M Nisha Pooja
            7-30 P.M Mahamangalarathi
            8-00 P.M Closing the main doors
            8-00 P.M to 9-30 P.M Night Meals