Southadka is a well known piligrimage centre located at a distance of just 35km away from Kukke Subramanya. The uniqueness of the temple is lord Mahaganapathi here is in open field unlike any other temples with sanctum sanctorum and other structures. Temple is decorated with lot of bells which are offered by worshippers who have special wishes.
There are many sevas offered at the temple, the most popular one is the avalakki panchakajjaya seva (a delicious mixture of beaten rice, jiggery, til, coconut, honey and banana) performed on a regular basis with an unwritten rule that whoever performs the avalakki panchakajjaya seva has to share a fair amount of Lord’s prasada with the many cows around.
Situated on the banks of river Nethravathi and surrounded by the lush green forests and hills of Malnad, Dharmasthala is known for it’s beautiful surroundings and Sri Manjunathaswamy Temple. In Dharmasthala, charity is a way of life, extended to all without discrimination. Sri Dharmasthala which is one of the sacred places in South India and is a famous pilgrim centre. It is situated in the village of Dharmasthala, in Beltangady Taluk of South Kanara district about 75 kms from Mangalore.