Kumardhara River is one of the major rivers and the lifeline of Karnataka. Other than Kumardhara River, Sullia River is also the major river of Karnataka. Kaumardhara River later merges with Netravati River at Uppinangadi. Uppinangadi or Ubar is a well developed town in the Dakshina Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. It is surrounded by the Kumaradhara River on one side and Nethravati River on the other. When the town's two surrounding rivers rise during the rainy season and meet, this is called the "Sangam", which is a Sanskrit word for confluence. This sangam has the religious value among the local pilgrims. Later the Nethravati River lowered down to Arabian Sea.
Uppinangadi or Ubar is locally known as "Dakshin Kashi" or the Kashi of the South. Every year the pilgrims offer their prayer with devotion to the Kukke Subrahmanya Temple in Subrahmanya. To reach the temple one needs to cross the Kumaradhara River. There Kumardhara River is well known for its spiritual significances. The pilgrims are taking a holy bath in Kumardhara River before they go on to the temple to have "darshan", or visit to the Lord, a glance from a holy person or local priest. The ancient temple situated near Kumaradhara River has the religious and historical significances.
Kukke Subramanya Temple is an ancient Hindu temple located in the village of Subramanya in the Sullia taluk of Dakshina Kannada District near Mangalore of Karnataka. Kukke Subramanya Temple is one of the perfect pilgrimage locations in India. Here Lord Subrahmanya is worshipped as the lord of all serpents. The South Indian epics relate that the divine serpent Vasuki and other serpents found refuge under Lord Subrahmanya when threatened by Garuda.
Kukke Subramanya Temple is located in the Western Ghats range of Karnataka. Overlooking the temple is the famous mountain of Kumara Parvata, a popular hiking destination for trekkers from across South India.
Kumara Parvata forms a nice backdrop to the entrance of the Kukke Subramanya Temple. While on the contrary, the Shesha Parvata, which means a mountain shaped like a six-headed mythological serpent, adjacent to Kumara Parvata looks like a cobra with its open hood, as if protecting the temple shrine of Lord Subramanya. The temple is situated on the western slopes of the Ghats and is covered with dense evergreen forest which adds to the beauty of the region.
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