Kukke Subrahmanya Temple- the state’s richest shrine

Posted on Jul 22nd, 2010 and filed under General.

MANGALORE: Neither price hike nor inflation has had any bearing on the deeply
religious population of the state, nor have these factors decreased the number of devotees
flocking favourite pilgrim centres. If Kukke Sri Subrahmanya Temple in Dakshina
Kannada District has emerged the top revenue earner from among the temples of the
state, and has become the richest temple of the state, the latter positions are enjoyed by
Kateel Sri Durga Parameshwari Temple and Kadri Sri Manjunath Temple.
If the revenue of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple during the past three years (2007-2010)
is Rs 91.75 crores, the Kateel and Kadri temples have earned Rs 22.07 crores and Rs
5.63 crores respectively. The revenue of Kukke Subrahmanya Temple which was Rs
24.3 crores in 2009-2010 has now reached Rs 35.75 crores. Interestingly, if 8 of the
20 temples which yield high revenue in the state are in Dakshina Kannada, of the total
number 13 rich temples are in DK and Udupi districts. Sri Chamundeshwari Temple of
Mysore which is also equally famous stands tenth as far as revenue is concerned, while
Sri Banashankari Temple of Bangalore is in the 13th position
Sources in the Religious, Endowment and Mujrai Department said the revenue earned
from the temples are being utilized towards the development of the temples and to
provide better amenities to the tourists visiting the shrines.

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