|Madhur Temple, Kasaragod town en.wikipedia.org|
|Madhur sri Vinayaka temple, kerala eralatourism.org|
A boy, while playing, drew a picture of god Ganapathy on the southern wall of the Garbhagriha/Srikovil (sanctum sanctorum). As no body expected, for no reasons, it had begun to grow big day by day and finally it became very big and fat. The boy called Ganapathi as "boddajja" or "bodda Ganesha". It is now more a Ganapathi temple than a Shive temple. This Ganapathi temple is one among the six Ganpathi temples of ancient Tulunadu, the other five are located at Mangalore (Sharavu Mahaganapathy), Anegudde, Hattiangadi, Idagunji and Gokarna.
|Tipu Sultan of Mysore. nasrani.net|
|Tipu stuck the sword on the wooden shade. Madhur Temple, Kerala topyaps.com/|
changed his mind to destroy the Garbhagudi/ sanctum and then marched towards Malabar. However, it is said, he made a cut with his sword on the front wooden panel of the temple, symbolizing the attack. The mark is still visible on the building that is built around the temple well.
|Water tank, Madhur temple,Kasaragod town.topyaps.com/|
The temple built in Kerala style of architecture is of 3-tiered gajaprishta structure meaning resembling the back of an elephant. There are nice wooden carvings depicting scenes from the great epic the Ramayana. This well-built temple offers a fine ambiance for those who want to meditate and be at peace with themselves. The temple is running Vadha Patasala and teach Sanskrit.
The main offering (naivaidyam) to the deity by the devotees here is in the form of "Udayastamana". Madhur is famous for this Appa" as the prasad, is a very tasty and mouth-watering. Among puja rituals "Sahasrappa" (Thousand appas) is popular and is done by devotees once their wish is fulfilled. It is a sort of thanks-giving to the God. As we may be aware, ''man's success is driven by trust besides his hard work'', this type of offerings is done in many Hindu temples by the devotees. Yet another special pooja is Moodappam Seva . It is done by covering the Mahaganapathi idol with Appam. This is usually done on a community scale. This temple is overcrowded on the festival days of Ganesh Chaturthi and Madhur Bedi.
Local people refer to this temple as the one that escaped the fury of ''Tipu Sultan'' of Mysore.