Trip to Tulu Nadu: Part 3

Posted: August 12, 2011 in Uncategorized

Next day, we started towards Kukke Subramanya… Finally, we reached Kukke at 11:00 PM. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda.

Stood in the que… Gazing at people around and finding out some interesting things just to divert my mind from red hot sun. Parents who haul their roly-poly, chubby-cheeked, always-crying, kids into mass transportation, I swear I hate them to the core.
After long awaiting, we had darshan of Lord Subramanya. From there we went to Adi Subramanya temple. It is just next to this main temple.

Kukke Subramanya temple website: http://www.kukketemple.com/

The devotees enter the courtyard from the doorway at the back, and walk around to go before the deity. Between the sanctorum and the portico entrance, there is the Garuda pillar covered with silver. Beyond the pillar is the outer hall, the inner hall, and then the sanctorum of Sri Subrahmanya. At the center of sanctorum is a pedestal. On the upper dais stands the deity of Sri Subrahmanya and the deity of Vasuki and, at a lower level, the deity of Shesha. Ritual worship is offered to these deities every day.

The serpent king Vasuki performed tapas for years in the Biladwara caves of Kukke Subrahmanya to avoid the attack of Garuda. Following Lord Shiva`s promise Shanmuka gave darshan to Vasuki and blessed him that he would stay in this place forever. Hence the poojas offered to Vasuki or Nagaraja are nothing but the poojas to Lord Subrahmanya.

From here we started our return journey to Bangalore and reached home, sweet home, at 10:00 PM.

P.S.: I have collected the information on History of each place from different websites.

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  1. Siva says:

    good to see you back rocking 😉

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