Subramanya Swamy Temple


Skanda Sashti or Kanda Sashti, mainly observed by Tamil Hindus is the most significant festival dedicated to Lord Murugan. Skanda Sashti falls on the sixth day of Karthika Masam and it is usually determined based on lunar month.

Why Kukke Subramanya Temple is famous?

Nestled between hills, this pilgrim center is famous for the 5000 years old Kukke Subramanya temple on the banks of Kumaradhara river. The epics narrate how the divine serpent Vasuki and other snakes took refuge under Lord Subrahmanya, in the caves.

Who is God Subramanya Swamy?

Kartikeya (Sanskrit: , romanized: Krttikeya), also known as Skanda, Subrahmanya, Shanmukha (IAST:mukha), and Murugan (Tamil: ), is the Hindu god of war. He is the son of Parvati and Shiva, the brother of Ganesha and a god whose legends have many versions in Hinduism.

Which are the 6 Murugan temples?

The six abodes are Thiruparankundram, Tiruchendur, Palani, Swamimalai, Thiruthani, and Pazhamudircholai.

Which day is good for Subramanya?

Ideally people prefer to visit on Tuesday, as Tuesday is considered auspicious. if you are planning to do special pooja avoid weekends.

Is Subramanya snake god?

The belief is that Vasuki and other snakes took refuge under the god Subrahmanya in the caves at Subramanya. Here Subrahmanya is worshipped as a snake.

What should I offer to Subramanya Temple?

Salt is offered to the deity here to make your wishes come true. Devotees offer salt in case they have lost something or to get cured of skin or stomach diseases. Those who have made the salt-offering firmly believe in the divine power of it and vouch for the effectiveness of it.

Who is older Ganesha or Subramanya?

In Shiva Purana and Brahma Vaivarta Purana, Kartikeya is seen as the elder son of Shiva, and Ganesha the younger. Some legend state Kartikeya as the elder son of Shiva, others make him the younger brother of Ganesha. This is implied by another legend connected to his birth.

Who did Murugan marry?

It praises him as the god who is allowed to have two wives, Devasena the daughter of Indra and Valli, a hunter princess. Murugan is described to equally spend his time on earth and in heaven. This is also conveyed by his wives, Devasena is a daughter of the heavens, while Valli is an earthly maiden.

Why is Subramanya called Guru?

Lord Shiva: (Thinking to himself) Guru means he has to be in a higher position or platform. Lord Shiva lifted the young Kartikeya on to His shoulders. And then in the ear of Lord Shiva, Lord Kartikeya explained the meaning of the Pranava Mantra (Aum).


Kukke Subramanya (IAST: Kukke Subrahmaṇya) is a Hindu temple located in the village Subramanya, of Kadaba taluk (Earlier in Sullia taluk) in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka, India. In this temple Kartikeya is worshipped as Subramanya, lord of all serpents.


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