Madhur Temple

Ancient temple in north malabar

Sri Madanantheshwara Diddivinayaka Temple , popularly called the Madhur Temple at Madhur in Kasargod district.

This is one of the most famous Ganapathi temples of six ganpathi temples of ancient Tulunadu, the other five are located at Mangalore (Sharavu Mahaganapathy), Anegudde, Hattiangadi, Idagunji and Gokarna.

The legend of Kumble says Tipu Sultan wanted to demolish the temple like Adooru Mahalingeswara temple during his invasion of Coorg, Tulunadu, and Malabar. 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 symbolizing the attack. The mark is still visible on the building that is built around the temple well.

Madhur Temple

The temple architecture is of 3-tiered gajaprishta type resembling the back of an elephant.