Thursday, October 30, 2008

Kuke Subranayam temple

We went to Kuke Subranayam temple on the 26,27,28th .The place is great and so is the Lord Subranayam temple.The priests perform pooja there daily for the naga dosha's except on ekadshi. The pooja's are done with all rituals .

The Place is about 300 km from bangalore via taxi.The road almost most of it is good except a stretch of about 20 km.If its raining it might be difficult to drive on that stretch otherwise it is ok for other days.

(Other Ways to reach there : There are private bus service that runs from Bangalore , Also KSRTC bus service from Bangalore .They start from Majestic, Kormangala – Agara circle etc.)

There are many lodges to stay there they offer variety of accommodation deluxe, semi-deluxe and ordinary rooms’ .There are rooms to fit every pocket. Prices start from Rs 150- 1200 ( 24 hours checkout)

The important harike services done are :

sarpa samskara , ashlesha bali, naga pratishte.

For kala sarpa dosha they do pooja for sarpa samskara ,ashlesha bali, naga pratishte . It is about one and half day pooja . The devotees will be asked to stay there for 2 days .

The process is that you have to get the ticket for that from the main temple in the morning .A priest will be assigned to you who will do pooja for you and will guide you through out.

The timings of the pooja are for sarpa samskara 8.30 AM to 11 AM ( They do pooja of the 5 headed snake god) .

You have to wear dhoti and towel while doing the pooja .After doing the morning pooja you are asked to go to your room to take bath and come back and have lunch in the temple’s dining hall where priests serve the food to you . You are not allowed to eat outside .Then you can go back and asked to come again for tea at 6 PM

Again next morning you have to go for pooja at 6 AM to 8 AM ( They do naga pooja , gau pooja and braham daan ).

After having breakfast again in the dining hall you are asked to come back for ashlesha bali at 9.30.- 10.30 . Then after that is naga pratishte pooja at 12 to 1 PM.where the maha prasadam is given to you.

By the next day afternoon yourPooja’s will be done . After the pooja they say its good if you don’t eat onion and garlic for 3 days .

Some contact numbers for the Lodges are :

Sheshnag aashrya ( mr dilip) 08257-281215,281219,281279

Anugraha Lodge ( Chandra shekar Nair) 08257-281283 , 281753 mob : 9448549671 , 9880112799

Mayur Lodge 08257 – 281336

Aashrya 08257-281215

The main temple contact numbers

: 08257-281224,08257-281423, 08257-281724

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.