Kasargod Madhur anantheswara and ganapathi temple :

God and Godess :

  • Anantheswara
  • Vinayaka
  • Kashi Vishwanatha, Hamsaroopi Sadashiva, Shri Dharmashastha, Shri Durgaparameshwari, Shri Subrahmanya and Shri Veerabhadra.

Location :

Kasargod Sri Anantheswara and Maha Ganapathi Temple
Neerchal – Kottakkani – Madhur Rd,
Madhur, Near kasargod,
Kasaragod district – 671124
Kerala.

Timings :

  • Morning – 05:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Evening – 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Temple History :

Madhur Anantheswara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple is located 8 km north-east of Kasaragod town. Lord Anantheswara or Shiva is the presiding deity. The Shiva lingam of the temple is said to have been found by a Harijan woman, Madharu. Although Lord Shiva is the presiding deity, Lord Ganapathy is more famous like in Kottarakkara temple and Vazhappally temple. A special festival associated with the Madhur temple is the Moodappa Seva. The large figure of Maha Ganapathi is covered with appam. The festival is conducted only periodically in view of the huge expenditure involved. It was celebrated in April 1962 after a lapse of about 160 years, and very recently in April 1992. Major festivals are Vishu Vilakku in April, Vinayaka Chaturthi, Navaratri, and Shivaratri.

This temple has a huge three tired Gaja Presta type Sreekovil. Top two stories are copper covered. The temple is centuries old and to date is very well maintained. The ceiling of the Namaskara Mandapam of the Madhur Temple has been decorated with beautiful figures of puranic heroes in wood carving. A closer examination of the wood carvings would disclose the various episodes of the Ramayana, beginning with the Putrakameshti yagam and ending with Sita Swayamvaram. The second and third stories of the Sreekovil are also profuse with attractive and exquisite wood carvings. The temple dwaja is also copper covered. The architecture of Madhoor temple is unique. This temple is said to have been attacked by Tippu Sultan, but not harmed out of devotion. The mark of his sword is still found in the Temple.There are also separate shrines for Lord Kasi Viswanathan, Sastha, Durga, Subrahmanya, and Narasimha in the same temple in separate shrines.

Festivals :

  • Vinayaka Chaturthi
  • Madhur Bedi
  • Mahasivaratri

Ticket price for rituals, darshanams & special sevas :

  • Morning – 05:30 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Evening – 05:30 PM to 08:00 PM

Nearest Temples Around Kasargod Madhur anantheswara and ganapathi temple :

  • Cherukkunnu Sri Annapoorneswari Temple Kannur district – 83.00 km
  • Alakode Arangam Mahadeva Temple – Kannur district – 92.00 km

Nearest Bus Stations :

  • Kasaragod – 7 km
  • Uppala – 23 km
  • Kanhangad – 34 km
  • Puttur – 48 km

Nearest Railwaystations :

  • Kasaragod – 8 km
  • Kanhangad – 32 km

Nearest Airports :

  • Cochin – 367 km
  • Calicut – 221 km
  • Kannur – 126 km
  • Coimbatore – 387 km
  • Bangalore – 391 km
  • mangalur – 62 km

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