MADHUR TEMPLE

  • OVERVIEW
  • GALLERY
  • MAP

OVERVIEW

Floohoo Travels offer the best Kerala Tour Packages which includes Madhur Temple. Choose from a wide range of tour packages based on your interests. Located 7 km from Kasaragod town is the Madhur temple, one of six Ganapathi temples of ancient Tulunadu, and one of the most historic Kerala temples still standing. Lore has it that an old low caste lady, Madaru, discovered an ‘Udbhava Murthy’ (a statue not made by human hands) of a Siva linga here. The statue of Lord Ganapathi is said to have been drawn by the priest’s small Brahmin son on the walls of the sanctum sanctorum while he was playing. The statue miraculously grew bigger and fatter each day until it came to be called ‘boddajja’ or ‘bodda ganesha’. Further legend holds that Tipu Sultan, who had initially wanted to destroy the temple like he had others during his invasion of the region, changed his mind after drinking water from the temple well. To appease his soldiers and Islamic scholars, however, he deigned to make a symbolic gash with his sword to signify the attack. That mark is still visible!

GALLERY

MAP