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To Get Rid of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

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To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Kukke Subramanya is located amidst hills of Subramanya in western ghats. Lord Subramanya is the deity worshiped in the form of a Cobra in the temple.
According to Hindu Mythology Lord Kumaraswamy came to this place after killing the demon rulers Taraka, Shoorapadmasura and others in a war; and Lord washed his Shakti Ayudha (Shakti Ayudha is a battle-axe in the shape of a bayonet) in this river. From then the river is famous as Kumaradhara. After his battle with the demons Lord Kumaraswamy came to the top of Kumara Parvatha along with his brothers Lord Ganesha, Veerabahu and other aides. He was received by Lord Indra along with other Gods; pleased by the success of the war Indra prayed the Lord to be kind enough to marry his daughter Devasena. This was agreed upon courteously and the marriage took place on the banks of Kumaradhara on 'Margashira Shudda Shashti'. Lord Kumaraswamy also gave darshan to Vasuki the head of nagas, who was making a penance here.

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To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Vasuki prayed to the Lord to stay along with him permanently at this place and the Lord granted him this boon. From that time it is believed that the Lord has made his spiritual presence in this shrine along with his wife Devasena and Vasuki. Every year a famous car festival is being held here on 'Margashira Shuddha Shashti' with special poojas to the Lord.

Pilgrims going to the Temple have to cross the Kumaradhara River, taking a holy bath in it before they go on to the temple to have darshan. The devotees enter the courtyard from behind and walk around to go before the idol. There is Garuda pillar covered with silver between the sanctuary and the portico entrance. It is believed that the pillar was charmed and planted there to shield the devotees from the poison flames streaming from the breath of Vasuki who resides inside. Devotees circle the pillar. Beyond the pillar is the outer hall and then the inner hall and after that the sanctuary of Sri Subrahmanya. In the center of sanctuary is a pedestal. On the upper dais stands the idol of Sri Subrahmanya and then the idol of Vasuki and somewhat lower the idol of Shesha. Devotions to these deities take place daily.


To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Guruji Sri Narendra Babu Sharmaji used to keep on telling to perform Sarpasamskara or Ashlesha Bali in Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple without delaying it.
Sarpa Samskara/Sarpa Dosha is one of the poojas performed at Kukke Subramanya Temple by devotees to get rid of the sarpa dosha (according to belief, a person either in this birth or any of his previous births can be afflicted by the sarpa (serpent) dosha (curse) either knowingly or un-knowingly through many ways). Persons who are afflicted with this dosha are advised by the astrologers /horoscope writers to perform this pooja for their well being. Pooja can be done either by the person afflicted if he is a male and married, or through a priest. This is because the pooja involves rituals similar to the ones done in performing shrartham (death rites). Sarpa Samskara seva devotees are required to stay for two days. The seva occurs in the day time with no particular poojas in the evening. Food arrangements will be provided to the said devotees by the temple devastanam, for four persons only per seva.

Due to the wide belief in the snake god in the coastal regions of Karnataka and Kerala, this pooja is performed by people from all faiths.

The Poojas in the Sri Subrahmanya Temple are conducted according to the 'Vaikasana Agama' system, which is very rarely found in our province. On festivals and other sacred days, special poojas are prescribed for such occasion. When the utsava is takes place at night, Ratri-Pooja is conducted first with sprinkling of Shankathirtha, after which the utsava idol is brought out. The customary Utsava - Pooja, Mangalarathi and Ashtavadhana are conducted either before the Sannidhi or in the prescribed places. When both the Tantri and the Archaka are present the former conducts the Gopuja in the morning, the Mahapuja and Akshayapatra pooja at the noon and the Deevatige Seva in the Evening. The Archaka conducts the rest of the poojas.

Temple Timings and Darshanam
Morning 7 AM TO 1 PM
Evening 3 PM TO 8 PM

Daily Pooja Timing
Morning: 6 AM - 7 AM
Noon: 11 AM - 12 PM
Night: 7 AM - 7.45 PM

To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple

Important Harike Sevas at Kukke Subramanya Temple are (Except on Ekadashi days)
Sarpa Samskara: Rs. 1300.00 to Rs. 1800
Naga Prthista: Rs. 250.00
Ashlesha Bali: Rs. 250.00
Maha Pooja: Rs. 300.00
Other Sevas : Click Here

Ashlesha Bali Pooja & Sarpa Samskara are two important Sarpa Dosha Poojas that are done at Kukke Subramanya Temple. Ashlesha Bali usually lasts for a couple of hours. It is called Ashlesha bali as it has to be performed on Ashlesha Nakshatra. If performed on other days it has no power. The charges for Ashlesha Bali Pooja is Rs. 250.


To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
1. If you are an unmarried person and you show your horoscope to an Indian astrologer, the astrologer immediately says it is Sarpa Dosham. Sarpa Dosham is generally believed to be the result of misdeeds from a past life/lives revisiting your present life. If your atma/ soul has caused any harm to snakes in a prior life, then it will cause problems for you in this life, hence 'sarpa dosham'. In order to obtain relief from 'Sarpa Dosham' you need to perfom 'sarpa samskara'. The cost of a 'sarpa samskara' ranges from Rs.1300 to Rs.1800.

2. If you want to do the 'sarpa samskara' you need to go to the Kukke Subramanya Temple situated 285 KM from Bangalore. It is mandatory to stay there for two days.

3. Accommodation is available, ranging from Rs.150 to Rs.400 per day (Non AC / AC). The pooja cost for a 'sarpa samskara' is Rs. 1500. In order to perform a 'sarpa samskara' pooja, it is advisable to book in advance. The temple authorities help out, though, by charging around Rs.300 to Rs.500 extra for a pooja to be performed without prior booking.

4. The pooja is a 2 day program.On the first day it starts at 7.00 am and ends at 12.30pm. followed by lunch at the temple only good food is also provided at the night by temple. you are not supposed to eat /drink in the hotels or elsewhere during these two days. next day again you will be required to attend phase 2 of the pooja which again lasts for 4 hours again followed by lunch.

5. If you have not booked in advance, then it is advisable to reach the temple one day(at least the earlier evening) prior to the intended pooja day.Rooms may be available in the temple lodges but rarely u get them immediately and you cant book the temple lodges over phone. Private lodges are available and can be booked over phone.

6. Do not go more than a group of 4 people because it is the max head count for each sarpa samskara.

7. Carry some washed cotton clothes to wear at the pooja

8. Brahmin community people are to do the pooja themselves for non brahmins there will be temple appointed Poojari performing on behalf of you.

9. Rainy season is not a good time to visit due to bad roads and continuous rains.

10. Couples having trouble in conceiving are also advised by astrologers to do the Sarpa samskara.

* Please don't go to the temples or houses or halls around your place for "Sarpa Samskara". It should be performed only in Kukke Subramanya Temple.
* Going to Kukke Subramanya Temple and performing pooja, besides the obvious benefit for those who believe in it, is an enjoyable experience in itself. The temple is also very beautiful and worthy of a visit on its merits alone.


To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
The Postal Address, Contact Deatils & Phone Number of Kukke Subramanya Temple are as follows:

Executive Officer
Kukke Shree Subrahmanya Temple,
Subrahmanya, Dakshina Kannada Dist,
Sullia Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District
Pin Code: 574238

Phone Number:

Ways to reach there :
* There are buses from Bangalore to Kuke subramanya
* You can hire your taxi also
* Kukke subramanya is almost 300 Km’s from Bangalore via Hassan, Sakleshpur, Charmadi Ghat and take the left turn at Gundya forest Check post.


To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
To Get Rid Of Sarpa Dosha - Visit Shree Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
All devotees who are willing to offer Sarpasamskara Seva have to register their names in the temple office by paying Rs.1600/- either by cash in person or by bank DD favouring 'Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple" along with full address and contact number. Subsequently, temple office will inform such registered devotees the date of commencement of the Seva. Further your attention is drawn to the fact that Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple has no branches either locally or outside in any place/city. Hence SarpasamskaraSeva, Nagaprathistha, Ashlesha Bali and other Sevas/Donations offered within the temple premises or in a place specified by the temple only will be authentic. Any Sevas/Donations offered elsewhere in the name of "Kukke Shri Subrahmanya Temple" will be unauthentic and will not serve the purpose intended by the devotees. This is being published in the best interest of public in general and devotees in particular.



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  3. We recently visited the Kukke Subrahmanya temple for the Sarpa Samskara. The ritual arrangements were very well done on both days in the yajnashala. But we do want to bring one point to the notice of everyone. While there are notice boards everywhere instructing that the purohits are not supposed to demand any extra dakshina because it is all included in the fee what goes on in the yajnashala is very different. They demand "dakshina" at least 3 times on the second day and when a man seated next to us put in Rs 10, he was told that was not enough. On the first day day we willingly gave the purohit a large dakshina. But on the second day when we saw them resort to forcing everyone we were really turned off. Also in the name of brahmachari puja little "brahmin" kids were made to sit and we were forced to give money to them. While people were throwing money into their laps and touching their feet these kids should have at least been taught to chant some vedic verses. Instead they were counting the currency and bundling it. It was such an ugly ugly sight ... what an unhealthy thing to teach to little children. These kinds of behaviours bring such a bad name not only to the temple administration but to Hindu rituals in general. I don't know if any one will even read this email comment and take some action but I SINCERELY hope they will for the sake of preserving the sanctity of this temple. If anyone else who has gone through this experience also feels this way please do take the time to write to the temple and to review blogs.

    1. You have said everything right. At the end of the ceremony, as you said when the 'kartrus' are asked to offer dakshinas to 'vatus', who by and large school going children, you have made your feeling known very well. These kids are busy counting their daily collection, than blessing the kartrus. It depicts a bad thing. But what to do,

  4. shame on you. This is worse than corruption