Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple | Timings & Special Pujas

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple had situated in a small village called Kudupu near Kulashekara, just 10 km from Mangalore City, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka. The Kudpu temple morning timings are 06:00 am to 12:30 pm, and the temple evening timings are 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm.

The presiding deity is Sri Anantha Padmanabha Swamy, facing towards the west, an avatar id Sri Maha Vishnu famous for serpent worship. Naga Bana had situated on the eastern side of the temple. The temple also houses a holy pond, ‘Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha,’ situated on the temple’s left side. 

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple History:

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple

Once, a Brahmin Vedic scholar called ‘Kedar’ was a very orthodox, kind and religious follower. But he was extremely worried about not having a child. Thinking that the blessing of a Saint is the ultimate resort for having a child, he wandered everywhere searching for one such Saint. 

Finally, his exploration was fructifying when he had approached by one such holy Saint known as ‘Shringa Muni’ near a river ‘, Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha’ amid a big forest. He overcame before a saint and placed his reason for worry. Hearing all this, a saint told him to stay behind and start penance regarding God Subramanya, who would fulfil his wishes. Saint also detailed to him the holiness of that place and the river.

King Shurasena became very happy and ready to construct a temple within a day. All the sculptors and architects got into construction work. The work continued at night, and the dawn was nearing while the kudupu temple was almost all in the finishing stage except the top ornamental portion of the sanctum. 

Early morning a graceful divine voice came from the sky advising us to stop the construction work as and where it is. King looked at his shoulder, and alas!! His arms became, as it was earlier, the complete restoration. King settled there and spent the rest of his life ardently worshipping Lord Mahavishnu. Even today, the kudu temple does not have ‘Muguli’ (ornamental top portion on the sanctum).

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple Timings:

The Kudpu temple morning timings are 06:00 am to 12:30 pm, and the temple evening timings are 05:00 pm to 08:30 pm.

DaysMorning TimingsEvening Timings
Monday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Tuesday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Wednesday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Thursday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Friday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Saturday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Sunday06:00 am to 12:30 pm5:00 pm to 8:30 pm

Deities at Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

The main sub-deities of the temple are here

  • Goddess Sri Devi
  • Lord Ganapathi
  • Lord Subramanya
  • Jaya 
  • Vijaya 

Best time to visit Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple: 

The best time to visit Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple in Mangalore, Karnataka, is during weekdays or early mornings for a peaceful experience. For grand festivities, visit Navaratri, Mahashivaratri, or Janmashtami. Avoid the monsoon season and visit during the winter (December to February) for pleasant weather.

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple Entry Fee:

Entry to Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple is free of cost. However, donations had accepted for maintenance and development purposes.

Special Pujas and Celebrations in Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

Some of the celebrations in the temple are here

  • Ashada Hunnime 
  • Shravana Shuddha Nagara Panchami 
  • Gokulashtami
  • Gouri Tritiya Dina Navnana 
  • Vinayaka Chowthi 
  • Soura Righupakarma 
  • Anantha Chathurdhashi 
  • Navarathri 
  • Deepavali
  • Kartika Hunnime Deepotsava 
  • Maha Shivarathri Deepotsava 
  • Vishu Sankramana 
  • Vrishabha Masa Hunnime 
  • Annual Festival from Margashira Shuddha Padya to Margashira Shuddha Shashti. 
  • Kiru Shashti on the 6th day of Pushya Shuddha 
  • Four-day festival from Dhanurmasa Shuddha Chathurdhashi.

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple Sevas Ticket Costs:

Kudupu temple sevas ticket costs are here

Sevas NameSevas Ticket Cost
Panchamritha Rs. 50
Karti Pooja Rs. 40
Thambila Rs. 60
Ksheerabhishekha Rs. 30
Thulabara Kanika Rs. 50
Ashtottara Archana Rs. 40
Pancha Kajjaya Rs. 10
Halu Payasa Rs. 40
Purusha Sooktha Abhisheka Rs. 40
Navgraha Puja Rs. 70
Amritha Padi Nandadeepa Rs. 100
Appa KajjayaRs. 80
Ashlesha Bali Rs. 900
Hoovina Pooja (night) Rs. 400
Pavamana Abhishekha Rs. 600
Maha pooja (one day) Rs. 250
Hoovina pooja (noon) Rs. 90
Ayyappan Swami Pooja Rs. 70
Hannu Kayi Rs. 1
Thulabara Kanike Rs. 250
Shashwatha Seva Rs. 2000
shashwatha Annadana Seva Rs. 5000
Sarpa Samskara Rs. 8500
Naga Prathiste Rs. 13500
Ashlesha Bali Udyapane Rs. 15000

Ashlesha Bali Seva in Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

Ashlesha Bali is one of the main important Seva in the temple. This puja can perform excepting days of Ekadashi and Annual Festival occasions on all other days. This Seva starts in the evening 5’o clock and ends at around 6.30 pm. 

Since there will be a heavy hurry for the Seva on Ashlesha Nakshatra Day, the puja will continue until 11.00 pm. They will offer the devotees and participants only a night’s meal that day. Giving individual attention to the members of this Seva is the speciality of this Kshetra.

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple Dress Code:

The dress code at Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple is conservative, and visitors must wear modest clothing that covers their shoulders and legs. Shorts, sleeveless tops, and tight-fitting clothes are not allowed.

Tourist places nearby Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

Hotels nearby Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

  • Adyar Plaza Inn
  • Traders Hotel
  • The Prestige Hotel
  • AJ Grand Hotel
  • The Ocean Pearl Inn
  • Hotel Deepa Comforts
  • Saptagiri Hotel
  • Anugraha Hotel
  • Treebo Trend The Horizon

Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple Address & Contact Number:

  • WV3V+JCH, Kudupu AnanthaPadmanabha Temple, Kudpu, Kulashekara, Mangaluru, Karnataka 575028
  • Contact Number: 0824 226 2587

How to reach Kudupu Anantha Padmanabha Temple:

By Road:

The Mangalore bus stand is the nearest.

By Rail:

Mangalore Central Railway Station is the nearest railway station, about 13 km from the temple.

By Air:

The closest airport is Mangalore International Airport, located about 17 km from the temple. 


Which God is in the Kudupu temple?

Kudupu Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple had dedicated to Sri Anantha Padmanabha(Vishnu), located about 10 KM from Mangalore City.

What is the timing of kudupu puja?

Puja’s timing is evening, from 5.00 pm to 7.30 pm.

What is the mystery of the Anant Padmanabhan temple?

The kudupu temple includes six vaults, according to ancient mysterious texts. According to legend, the temple has to defile by an ancient curse. All the temple treasure is said to keep in these six different vaults.

How many vaults had opened in Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

The kudupu temple management authorities were aware of the existence of at least six vaults. They had located all around underground and to the west of the temple’s sanctum sanctorum.

What was the material used in the Padmanabhaswamy Temple?

According to Historians, the kudupu temple dates back to the 8th century, but the current structure had constructed in the 18th century by the then-Travancore Maharaja Marthanda Varma. The temple had initially made of wood but later constructed with granite.

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