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Temples For The Triple Sects
Author Bangalore...
Subrahmanya... Santhur....
Ghati... Kukke...
Major Sections
Temples Of India
Lord Siva To Be Adored The Devalayas Of Karnataka
Palani Dhandhayudhapani The Kovils Of Kerala
The Temples of North-West India Temples For The Triple Sects
Mata Kanakadurga of Vijayawada The Legend Of Mata Kanyaka Parameswari
The Temples Of North-East India Mantralya Mahakshetra
The Aalayas of Andhra Pradesh The Mandirs Of Maharastra
Mighty Atoms For Tiny Tots Lord Siva Of Sri Kalahasthi
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It lies at the foot of the hill called Kumara Parvatha, and once it was a very famous pilgrim town teaming with millions, and boasted of having one lakh houses. It has several temples enshrining deities of both Saivism and Vaishnavism. Skanda and Skandha Kumara samhitas bring out the glory of the kshetra in several pages. It is said that before the construction of the present temple, there was a sacred linga found in a basket, called Kukke in Kannada, and was worshipped with great ardour. And hence the places was called Kukke Subrahmanya. There present temple was built by Hoyaballala in the 11th century. It was visited by many peethadhipathis, like the famous Madhavacharya of Dwaitamata. It has a great attraction for the barren couple and blesses them with children, when poojas are offered to this deity. There are many thirthas and temples above and at the foot of Kumara Parvatha, lying very near to this temple.

The Kumara Parvatha was the venue of Lord Subrahmanya's marriage with Valli. Besides, it was here his investiture ceremony of Field-Marshal ship of Devasena was performed with all fanfare due. Hence very sacred. There are millions of pebbles on the hill resembling lingas, which the pilgrims collect and bring home for pooja purpose. There is a furlong long cave here and is held very sacred; people enter through the Bilwadwara - frontal entrance and come out of it on the other side deeming meritorious: for, it is here Nagendra lived, and so very holy. With all these and more, it is holding irresistible attraction to theists in particular and others in general.

It lies about 100 kms off Mangalore of Karnataka state and on the way to Sringeri. '


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