Fast Facts :
Location : Kukke Subramanya Temple, Karnataka, India.
Known For : Various Pujas conducted and Festivals celebrated.
Kukke Subramanya situated amid mounds of (Subramanya) in the (Western Ghats). Lord Subramanya the divinity was adored in the appearance of a (Cobra snake) in the place of worship.
Consorting to the (Hindu folklore) Lord Kumaraswamy approached this locale after carnaging the devil leaders, Shoorapadmasura, Taraka and many more in a combat; and the Lord cleaned his own (Shakti Ayudha) in this same stream. Since that time this stream is popular as the (Kumaradhara). Later on his fight with the devil (Lord Kumaraswamy) arrived to the pinnacle of the (Kumara Parvatha) the mountain with his two brothers Lord Veerabahu and Ganesha, and other supporters. He was acknowledged by God Indra besides with added Divine Gods; contented by the achievement of the conflict Indra implored God to be soft adequate to wed his daughter Devi Devasena. Therefore, this was settled upon politely and the wedding was set on the reservoirs of Kumaradhara on the eve of 'Margashira Shudda Shashti'. God Kumaraswamy also bestowed darshanam to the (Vasuki) the leader of the (nagas), who was practicing reparation.
Vasuki implored God to reside down with him enduringly at this same place and Lord approved him this advantage. From that occasion it is supposed that the divine through his pious existence in this place of pilgrimage also with his partner Vasuki and Devasena. Annually a renowned car fiesta is also held during this time on the same place in the eve of (‘Margashira Shuddha Shashti’) with extraordinary pujas offered to divine power.
Worshippers visiting this place have to surpass the River Kumaradhara, taking a sacred shower in it prior to they leave for place of worship to have darshanam. The worshippers enter the court from the backside and stroll around as (pradakshina) before the deity. There is a (Garuda Tower) enclosed with silvery amid the haven and the doorway. It is thought that the tower was enamored and placed there to protect the followers from the toxic blaze pouring out from the wheeze of the (Vasuki- nagas head ) who dwelled inside. Followers encircle the tower. Outside the support are the external hallway and then internal hallway and finally the safe haven of (Sri Subrahmanya). In the middle of the haven is a plinth. On the higher platform stands the statue of (Lord Sri Subrahmanya) and so the statue of the head of nagas (Vasuki) and fairly lower the statue of (Shesha). Cultism to these idols takes place every day.
Sarpa Dosha or Sarpa Samskara :
Sarpa Dosha or simply known as SARPA SAMSKARA, the most sanctified Hindu pujas executed at the place of worship of (Kukke Subramanya) by followers to get free from the (sarpa dosha) (as it is beleived, a human being moreover in this origin or some of his earlier births could be bothered by the serpent or sarpa dosha also known as (curse) either intentionally or un-intentionally through a lot of ways). People who are bothered with this curse or dosha are recommended by the horoscope writers or the astrologers to execute this sanctified puja for the healthy being. This Puja is done moreover by the individual bothered if at all he is ia guy and wedded, or with the help of a learned person in mythology. This is since the sanctified pja engrosses ceremonies similarly done in executing the death rites also called as (shrartham) The worshippers of. Sarpa Samskara seva are requisite to reside for 2 days. The puja takes place in the daylight hours with no meticulous pujas in the twilight. Food preparations will be offered to the particular follower by the place of worship devastanam, for 4 persons merely per sevam.
Because of the extensive faith in the serpent divinity the inshore area of Kerala and Karnataka, this puja is executed by public from all conviction.
Timings and Puja Practices :
The Pujas in the Place of worship of (Sri Subrahmanya Temple) are demeanor according to organization of 'Vaikasana Agama’ that is hardly ever initiated in our region. On the fiesta and other blessed days, extraordinary pujas are arranged for such time. When this (utsava) is conducted at nighttime, ( Ratri-Puja) is demeanored first with spraying of (Shankathirtha), subsequent to which the (utsava) deity is carried out. The usual (Utsava - Puja), Ashtavadhana and Mangalarathi are demeanored moreover prior to (Sannidhi) or to set places. While mutually the Archaka and Tantri are there the earlier demeanors the (Gopuja) early in the first light, the Akshayapatra and Mahapuja at the midday and (Deevatige Seva) is mainly held in the twilight. The Archaka demeanors all the other pujas.
Darshanam and Temple Timings :
Dawn : (7.00am - 1.00pm)
Sunset : (3.00pm - 8.00pm)
Every day Puja Timing :
Dawn : (6.00am - 7.00am)
Midday : 11.00am - 12.00pm)
Nighttime : 7.00pm - 7.45pm
Kukke Subramanya Temple Puja Sevas Charges :
Significant (Harike Sevas) is held at the Temple of Kukke Subramanya are (apart from on the days of Ekadashi).
Rs. 1300 - Rs. 1800 INR for Sarpa Samskara
Rs. 250 INR for Naga Prthista
Rs. 250 INR for Ashlesha Bali
Rs. 300 INR for Maha Puja
Other Puja’s held here : “Angapradakshina Namakarana Sesha Seva”.
Pujas and Sevas :
Reason & use of conducting the Sarpa Samskara :
The Sarpa Samskara Puja generally recommended for people who are unmarried. (Sarpa Dosham) is usually supposed to be one of the consequences of offense from precedent life/lives returning you’re to current life. If soul or atma has sourced any damage to a snake in a previous life, subsequently it will source troubles for you, therefore '(sarpa dosham') puja should be done. In sort to get hold of respite from the ('Sarpa Dosham') one require to execute ('sarpa samskara'), while on the other hand if you want to perform puja of ('sarpa samskara') the cost of it goes around (Rs.1300 - Rs.1800).
Ashlesha Esha Bali Puja :
Sarpa Samskara and Ashlesha Bali Puja are 2 significant (Sarpa Dosha Pujas) which are done here (Kukke Subramanya) place of worship. Ashlesha Bali typically last for 2 hours and is known as (Ashlesha bali). This puja should be executed on the day of (Ashlesha Nakshatra). If executed on some time it boasts no importance. The puja charge for performing (Ashlesha Bali Puja) is - 250 Rs.
Celebrations and Festivals :
The yearly fiesta is fêted here annually from the eve of ('Karthika Bahula Dwadashi') - (Margashira Shudha Poornima'). However a large number of followers commence to horde here as untimely as possible during ('Karthika Bahula Amavasya’) and persist to do till the ('Margashira Shudha Sapthami'). One of the major attraction of this place is the (Lakshadeepotsava), which is fêted on the eve of the (Karthika Bahula Amavasya) and on four subsequent days, the Flower Chariot Utsava, Mayura Vahanotsava, Ashwavahanotsava, Chandramandalotsava, and are demeanored in that order. On the 5th day Panchami ('Panchami Rathotsava') main festival is fêted at nighttime. On the eve of (Shashti day) Sri Subrahmanya Swami and Umamaheshwara come out and this time is considered to be very auspicious in the daybreak to take part in the fiesta. ( Sri Subrahmanya Swami) builds up the lofty ( 'Brahmaratha' )and divinity (Umamaheshwara) takes up the wonderful ('Panchami Ratha'). And then an extremely strange occurrence takes place.
The kite or also known as (Garuda Pakshi) that by no means can be seen in this locale on other days is seen at the moment of the (Ratharohana) and once more at the moment of the (Avabrath Mahotsava) in the subsequent daytime. This can by no means be clarified unless we trait to the godliness of this locality. At the occasion of the car fiesta the carriage is dragged by the help of a bamboo. The instant car fiesta is ended by the followers to compete with each other to get hold of the portion of this bamboo since this is measured to be extremely effectual to heal yet for the mainly potent, place similar to that of a (venomous-bite). Later on, the divinity burns on fire from the carriage. The followers perform diverse kinds of adoration. Subsequently the ('Mahapuja' ) or the ('Mahasantharpana') is conducted.
The subsequently day of the (Shashti), (Sri Kumaraswamy) appears to attend fiesta. Following ('Okuli Puja') which is the pouring of (orangy saffron water) divinity moves towards ('Matsya Thirtha' ) at (Avabritha ) and ('Nauka Viharotsava' ) commences. Subsequent to this fiesta the followers and pilgrim's journey starts recurring and the compactness of the inhabitants lessons steadily. But the fiesta persists till the day of (Poornami). During this eve a (‘Maha Samprokshana' ) puaja is demeanored and with the same all the yearly fiestas ends.
The visit to this temple brings out eternal peace and solidarity amongst the soul. The mythological significance of this place of worship is really awakening as you will find many insignificant instances taking place. Do visit this temple to experience the demeanor and the architectural carvings of this temple as the carvings are just breath takingly beautiful which will blow your mind.