Madhur Overview

Ranked 4 of 33 sightseeing in Kasargod

Madhur is situated about 8 km north-east of Kasargod and is famous for the Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka temple. This temple is popular for its beautiful architecture and comprises striking gables and turrets. The Madhuvahini River that flows in front of the temple is another highlight.

Srimad Anantheswara is the presiding deity of the Madhur temple, which is also known as the Lord Shiva temple. At this temple, the idol of Maha Ganapathy is prominent. A harijan woman, named Madharu, found a Shiva Lingam that has now been placed inside the temple. The temple remains crowded during the festival of Moodappa Seva, when the huge idol of Maha Ganapathi is covered with appam, made of rice and ghee.

The temple has a Namaskara Mandapam, embellished with wooden figures of puranic warriors. The wood carvings depict stories from the epic Ramayana, starting from the Seethga Swayamvaram. It is believed that the temple was once attacked by Tipu Sultan. As per a legend, Tipu Sultan was thirsty and drank water from the well of this temple. After drinking the water, he changed his mind and left the site undamaged. Tourists can notice a mark on the site which is believed to have been formed by the sword of Tipu Sultan.
 

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Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath

Channabasveshwarayya Kalmath5.0/5

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A temple with beautiful Ganesh idol

Madhur Temple is also known as Shri Siddhi Vinayak Temple, Madhur. It's located 13 kms from Kasargod Kerala. It was earlier conquered by Tippu Sultan. There is beautiful garden in the surrounding of the temple. The temple's Ganesh idol is said to be the most beautiful, marvellous and powerful.

Prakash Manjrekar

Prakash Manjrekar3.9/5

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A temple with unique architecture

Madhur Madananteshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple is located 8 km north-east of Kasaragod town. The Shivalingam of the temple is said to have been found by a "low caste" lady "Madura" discovered an "Udbhava Murthy" of Shiva Linga. Although Shiva is the presiding deity, Lord Ganapathy is more famous like in Kottarakkara temple and Vazhappally temple. This temple has a huge three tiered 'Gaja prishta' type sreekovil. Top two stories are copper covered. The second and third storeys of the sreekovil are also profuse with attractive and exquisite wood carvings. The architecture of Madhur temple is unique. In 1784 Tippu Sultan attacked Kumbala border and entered to Madhur area, after drinking water from the well of the temple, he changed his mind on attacking and demolishing the Garbhagudi and marched towards Malabar. But to satisfy his soldiers and Islamic scholars he made a cut with his sword symbolising the attack. The mark is still visible on the building that is built around the temple well.

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Madhur, Kasargod

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Madhur Madanantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kasaragod
Madhur, Kasargod

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Madhur Madanantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kasaragod
Madhur, Kasargod

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Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kasaragod
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Madhur Madanantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple, Kasaragod