Subrahmanya: Actor Shilpa Shetty, accompanied by husband Raj Kundra, three-year-old son Viaan, parents Surendra and Sunanda Shetty and others arrived here to offer special prayers and rituals at Shri Kukke Subrahmanya temple.
Camping in a private lodging house here, in the early hours, they went to the Kumaradhara bathing ghat and purified themselves. Thereafter, they obtained a darshan of the deity, followed by sarpa samskara ritual at Adisubrahmanya yagashala. Archak Sarveshwar Bhat led the rituals of sarpa samskara.
At noon they partook of the community lunch. The ritual of sarpa samskara is expected to continue on Saturday.
On Thursday night they visited Shri Kshetra Dharmasthala and called on Dharmadhikari Dr D Veerendra Heggade., who honoured them with a memento.
Soon after flying in from Mumbai, they had visited the Kateel temple and also their ancestral home in Karkala taluk.