is located 7 km from Kasaragod
Madhur temple was originally Madhanentheswara (Shiva) Temple and as the lore goes, an old so called "low caste" lady "Madura" discovered an "Udbhava Murthy" (a statue that was not made by a human) of shiva linga
.The Ganapathy statue was drawn by a priest's son, a small brahmin boy, on the walls of the Garbhagriha
) while playing. Day by day it became big and fat; so that the boy called Ganapathi as "boddajja" or "bodda ganesha" .The legend of Kumble seme says Tipu Sultan
wanted to demolish the temple like Adooru Mahalingeswara temple during his invasion of Coorg
. But 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 symobolising the attack. The mark is still visible on the building that is built around the temple well.
This is one of the most famous Ganapathi
temples of six ganpathi temples of ancients Tulunadu . Devotees from all over throng during the various festivals that happen here. Currently the temple is managed by the government. The temple also offers veda classes to young vatus.
Prayers and offerings made
Devotees usually offer prayers to Mahaganapathi in the form of "Udayastamana". "Appa", Madhur's famous... Read More