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Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple @ Subramanya (Karnataka)


Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple:

This is one of the most important religious places in Karnataka. It is located in a village called Subrahmanya. Lord Karthikeyan (Elder son of Lord Shiva) is worshiped there. It is very famous for Kaalasarpa dosha rituals and lots of people visit for this reason. 

This temple is surrounded by mountains and natural greenery. Temple is situated at the bank of the river called Kumaradhara and most of the people take bath there before entering the temple. 

Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple visiting Timing:  06.30 AM to 08.30 PM every day. 

Best time to visit Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple: All time. During summer it's a little hot.

Entry Fees:  There is no entry fee for general darshan but there are charges for special rituals. Click here for Different seva and its charges.

Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple Address:
Subrahamanya , Kadaba Taluk Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka - 574238,  India

Special occasion:
Ashlesha Bali puja is one of the important pujas which is being performed there for Kaalasarpa dosha. Per family Rs. 400 charges need to be paid for this puja.

Below are some of the other occasion:
  • Maharathothsava (Champashasti Brahmarathothsava)
  • Flower Chariot Uthsava Day (Thadige + Hunnime)
  • Small Chariot Uthsava Day (Panchami)
  • Chandra Mandala Uthsava Day (Padya)
  • Purusharaya Ontinema Days (Sapthami)

Places to visit near Subramanya:
  • Sringeri Mutt
  • Dharmasthala
  • Kumara Parvatha treak
  • Biladwara Cave
  • Matsya and Panchami Tirthas

Parking Places: Huge parking place is available near the temple. Local authorities collect a minimal fee for parking.

How to reach  Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple: 

Indian Rail: The nearest railway station is Subramanya Road which is 7 km from the city. There are lots of trains from Bangalore and Mangalore. Regular autos and taxis are available from the railway station to the city.
Buses: The nearest bus station is in Subramaniya. Regular buses are available from Bangalore, Mangalore, Mysore, etc. There are lots of tour packages available from Bangalore, Mysore, and different cities.
Airport: The nearest airport is Mangalore airport which is 106 km from Subramaniya. The airport is well connected with Bangalore and other Indian cities.
Private Taxis: Availability of private taxis, Autos are very good. Traveling through cabs are real fun there due to its greenery and mountain area.  

Distance from Major Cities
  • Bangalore:  281 km     
  • Tirupati: 532 km
  • Mangalore: 106 km
  • Goa: 446 km 
  • Thiruvananthapuram: 645 km

Accommodation near Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple: 
There are lots of accommodations available around the temple for different price ranges.  Temple also provides accommodation with very minimal charges.  

Food & Restaurant near Kukke Shri Subramanya Temple:
As this is a very famous tourist place, lots of restaurants are available around the temple. Both south and north Indian foods are available. 

Few Photos:

Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple @ Subrahmanya (Karnataka)

Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple @ Subrahmanya (Karnataka)

Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple @ Subrahmanya (Karnataka)

Visit Date: 30 Jul 2018



  1. One belief is that, to get the maximum benefits of the rituals performed, we need to come back to our home after performing the pooja / rituals. We should not visit other temple or some one else house.

  2. Yes, you are right and people follow it. Thanks for providing your comments which will be helpful for all.


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