Subrahmanya, March 31, 2020: Kukke Subrahmanya Temple, known for the worship of the Serpent God, wears a deserted look ever since the lockdown was announced. The lockdown is also likely to have a huge impact on the revenue of the temple this fiscal.
For the first time, the temple wears a deserted look and all the sevas offered in the temple, including darshana of the deity, has been suspended.
Kukke temple is considered as one of the richest temples in the state. The income of the temple had stood at Rs 92.09 crore in 2018-19.
A big chunk of the temple’s revenue comes from various sevas, hundi collections and devotees’ offerings. In 2017-18, its revenue was Rs 95.92 crore. Due to the lockdown, no devotees visited the temple, which will impact the revenue.
About 15,000 to 20,000 devotees used to visit the temple daily. Further, under integrated development project, developmental works worth Rs 180 crore were being implemented at the temple. The work is being implemented in three phases. In addition, Kukke Subrahmanya Temple had adopted three temples for renovation.