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Daily Food Offering Or Naivedya At Kukke Subramanya Temple

Kukke Subramanya temple, located on the banks of Kumaradhara River, is an important serpent shrine in Karnataka. The temple famous for Naga or snake worship has some unique food offerings and the same food is served to devotees.

Bali naivedya is offered on Ashlesha nakshatra day in Kannada month between 6:30 AM and 10:30 AM. The Bali naivedya is apoopa or anarsa – a deep friend sweet made from rice flour and jaggery. The other offering is rice mixed with turmeric and made into balls. Large numbers of coconuts are also offered during this period.

The main food offering in a day is between 10:00 AM and 12:15 PM and this is known as Maha Naivedyam – this is a complete Kannadiga lunch with rice, sambar, rasam, vegetable curries, chutneys, dry vegetable, sweets and payasam.

The food offered as naivedyam is later served for free to devotees till 2:00 PM.