Kukke Subrahmanya Temple
Lord Subrahmanya / Karthikeya
Myths / Legends
Is mentioned in the Skanda Purana as the Teertha Kshetra. This Teertha (Kumaradhara River) originated from the holy waters offered to Lord Subramanya during the marriage to Lord IndraÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s daughter Devayani & coronation ceremony after his victory over the asuras Surapadman & Taraka.
Vasuki the Serpent King performed penance here to be spared from being killed by Garuda & Lord Subrahmanya granted him the boon and also blessed him that He would stay with his param bhakta here itself. So The Lord is worshipped here in Serpent form.