About The Temple
Kukke Subrahmanya is situated in a picturesque surrounding at the feet of Western
Ghats in the Sullia Taluk of Dakshina Kannada District of Karnataka State. The Subrahmanya
Temple is one of the famous and richest temples of South India. This place is directly
connected by road from Bangalore, Mysore, Mangalore, Udupi, Dharmasthala and other
places. It is surrounded by Kodagu district in the east, Puttur Taluk of Dakshina
Kannada district in the west, Sakleshpur of Hassan district in the north, and Sullia,
the Taluk headquarter in south. Direct buses are moving between Subrahmanya and
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 Mahimani
purana' chapter of the Sahyadri khanda comprised in the SanatkumaraSamhita 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.
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