Madhur Temple, Kerala

Madhur Temple is situated on the banks of the river Madhuvahini, at a distance of 8 km from kasaragod district of Kerala. The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva as the main idol placed here is of Shiva, but this temple is also important to Lord Ganapati’s devotees.

This temple provides Veda classes to young vatus during their summer vacation which also includes the basic of the language of Sanskrit. Their accommodation and meal are all arranged by the authorities of the temple. This journey to the village reminds us of some amazing legends. Madhur temple, also known as Madanantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka Temple is one of the famous temples in North Kerala.

The main deity present in the temple is of Lord Shiva. And it is believed the Lord Shiva’s Shiva Linga was found by an old lady named ‘Madharu’. Thus, the name Madhur temple was given after the name of the lady. Another story is there about the Ganesha idol, which is said to be carved on the wall by a small brahmin boy. As per local history, it is said the great ruler Tipu Sultan came here to destroy the temple but returned without destroying it after drinking water from the temple’s stream.

The Madhur temple is very popular because of all its beautiful architectures which comprise of striking gables and turrets. There is a huge crowd during the festival of Moodappa Seva when a large idol of Lord Ganesha is covered with appam which is made up of rice and ghee.


Madhur Temple open at 05:00 AM to 08:00 PM - Everyday

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Shivarama Menasnapare
15 March 2023