Kudupu Temple – Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple at Kudupu near Mangalore



Kudupu Temple, also known as Sri Anantha Padmanabha Temple, is located at Kudupu, which is around 10 km from Mangalore and on the Mangalore-Moodabidri in Karnataka. It is also an important naga or serpent temple in the region. The snake worship here is considered highly meritorious.


The main deities worshipped here are the Anantha Padmanabha form of Vishnu, Subrahmanya, Sesha and Nagas.

Legend has it that a couple who had no children had darshan of Anantha Padmanabha form of Vishnu and Subrahmanya here. The couple is believed to have had children in the form of Nagas here after they were blessed by Subrahmanya.

Monthly Sashti and Nag Panchami are important dates in the temple.


A small river called Bhadra Saraswathi Thirtha is located nearby.

The temple has hundreds of stone murtis of Nagas which are worshipped during important auspicious days especially during Nagara Panchami.

This is an important temple in the region for naga related worship. People who have various type of Naga dosha find relief here.

Kudupu Temple Timings
6:00 AM to 1:00 PM
5:00 PM to 8:00 PM
The time is extended during auspicious days.