Nagalamadike Subramanya Swamy Temple is also known as Antya Subramanya Temple which is located on the banks of Northern river Pinakini, 15 km from Pavagada Taluk, Karnataka and it is only 4 km near to the border of Andhra Pradesh.
Many people come here to worship Lord Subramanya Swamy, it is believed that all kinds of diseases related to Skin, Eyes, Nose, Ears will be cured in this place.
There are 3 main Subramanya Swamy Temple in Karnataka.
- KUKKE SUBRAMANYA TEMPLE (Adi)
- GHATI SUBRAMANYA TEMPLE (Madya)
- NAGALAMADIKE SUBRAMANYA TEMPLE (Antya)
Nagalamadike Temple History
According to temple history, this place was ruled by “Nolamba Pallavas” before the place was called as “Roddam Munnur Harive”. The whole area is covered with the lush green and lot of deers.
Nagalamadika in Kannada or Nagalamadaka in Andhra Pradesh was mainly an Agrahar(a small community in which the Brahmins resided primarily).
The history of the temple tells that about 4 centuries ago, Sri Annam Bhatta, a devotee of lord Kukke Subramanya Swamy was visiting the temple every year to attend the Rathotsava festival.
As years passed, one year Annam Bhatta could not reach the temple on time because he became old and weak.
The Devotees gathered in Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple to attend Rathotsava festival as usually but Ratha(vehicle) stuck in its path and did not move further.
In addition to this, the Lord Subramanya appeared in one of his devotees and ordered to stop the festival until Annam Bhatta arrive.
Annam Bhatta and his wife were resting under a tree, the people came to them and took them to Kukke Subramanya Swamy Temple with more respect.
They both arrived, the Ratha moved and the festival was celebrated without any disturbance.
After the celebration, an unknown voice was heard, from now onwards you don’t have the necessity to come to Kukke because I will origin at your place, you can worship there itself instead of traveling.
Then they reached back to Nagalamadike village, a day Tahsildar(tax officer) got a dream that the lord will be found in North Pinakini River, the villagers start digging and they retrieved the Mulavigraha(main idol) which was in snake form.
From then onwards the Annam Bhatta and his wife started worshiping every day. From a place called Roddam in Bellary district, a businessman has got plenty of wealth by worshiping this god. Hence he took 18 acres of land and constructed temple.
From then till present their family is looking at all the expenses of the temple including the Rathotsava festival and worshiping Lord Subramanya Swamy in Nagalamadike.
As per history, Lord Sriram lived in this place for a short time. The obedient brother of Lord Sriram, Lakshmana, have quarreled with him in this place. Therefore, the people of this place are commonly known for rebellion ways.
It starts from 8:15 A.M. to 11:00 A.M. and 6:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.
On Sunday & Monday respectively: 8:15 AM to 12:00 PM and 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Normally in Jatra, the temple will be open for 24 hrs.
Events Organized in Temple
a) Brahma Rathotsava
Brahma Rathotsava is celebrated every year in the Pushya Shuddha Shashti. The month of Pushya is between December and January and the 6th day of the lunar phase of 14 days is Shashti.
After Rathotsava, a Dhanagala Jatra is organized for 10 days. The Nagalamadaka Subramanya Vasavi Charitable Trust organizes accommodation services, such as Annadhanam (free distribution of food) and clothing to the poor during the Rathotsava.
The Parusha is another event that takes place every year during the Pushya month in Nagalamadike Subramanya Swami Temple. It is said that more than 50,000 devotees are part of this fair and this fair is the largest event in the district.
This is celebrated for 5 days from Shuddha Panchami on the 5th day to Shuddha Navami on the 9th day.
Sevas in Temple
- Sarpa dosha Shanti
- Sarpa Samskara
- Naga Pratishta
- Ashlesha Bali
- Shanti Bhagagalu
Near by Places to Nagalamadike Temple
- Ghati Subramanya Temple, Karnataka
- Iskcon Temple, Anantapur
- Nandi Hills, Karnataka
- Gummanayaka Fort, Karnataka
- Sri Sathya Sai Space Theatre, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh
Shree Nagalamadike Subrahmanya Swamy Temple,
Pavagada Taluk, Tumkur District, Karnataka.
Pin Code – 572136.
Contact: 9448747746, 9741921046
Direction – Google Map