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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