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Mangalore: Kukke Subrahmanya Road Submerged in Kumaradhara River

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangalore (MB)
with inputs from special correspondent (MM)
Pics Shantala Subrahmanya

Mangalore, Jul 17: Subrahmanya is a small village deep in the forests bordering the Western Ghats about 105 km from Mangalore in the state of Karnataka..

It is a pilgrim centre in the Sullia taluk in South Kanara - now called Dakshina Kannada. The centre is believed to be the abode of Kartikeya, the son of Lord Shiva. The Kukke Subrahmanya temple is located in the heart of the village.

The road to Subrahmanya temple submerged in Kumaradhara river on Tuesday, July 17

There is also another river called the Darpana Teertha which flows just behind the temple.

Kumaradhara is a major river in Dakshina Kannada district in Karnataka. Originating in lush green Kumara Parvata on the laps of the Western Ghats, it flows down to merge with Netravati river in Uppinangadi before flowing into the Arabian Sea.

The merging of the rivers, called 'Kumaradhara Sangama' is a major centre of Hindu faith. Pilgrims going to the Shri Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in Subrahmanya have to cross the Kumaradhara River, taking a holy bath in it before they go on to the temple to have darshan, a glance from a holy person.

Every year, during heavy rains the Kumaradhara bridge gets submerged with water and direct transport to the temple town of Subrahmanya gets affected. Continuous rains for the last two or three days have turned the river into full spate. The whole region has been engulfed in a misty cover.

There are all signs of rains continuing.

Recent case:

Celebrity Rush to Shri Subrahmanya Temple and other centres around Mangalore:


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