Kukke Shri Subrahmanya temple comes under the Muzarai department of Government of Karnataka. Nestled in the luxurious abundance of the beauty of nature, the village of Subrahmanya lies in the Sullia Taluk in Dakshina Kannada with a sanctity which very few places can boast of. The temple is one of the pristine pilgrimage locations in India. The epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda.
Lord Subrahmanya is the main deity of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple. The main entrance of the temple lies to the east. The devotees enter from west through main Gopuram and enter the inner quadrangle from the east. There is a pedestal in the centre of the sanctum. On the upper dias there is the idol of Shri Subrahmanya and then the idol of Vasuki and little lower the idol of Shesha. While entering the inner quadrangle devotees should remove their shirts and banians.
Kukke Subrahmanya is the abode of nagas. Here pooja is off ered to lord Subrahmanya merged with serpent king Vasuki. Hence, believed to be the ultimate solace for salvation from any sort of naga doshas. Thousands of devotees come here from far and wide to off er Sarpa Samskara, Nagaprathishta, Ashlesha Bali and other rituals