Madhur Srimad Anantheshwara Vinayaka Temple is located Near Madhur, Kasaragod District, Kerala.This temple is the most renowned one among the four temples built by the Mypadi kings of Kumbla around the 10th century. The temple was renovated in the 15th century and was built in a distinctive style in a three storied oval structure adorned with copper plate roofing. A special festival of the temple named Moodappa Seva which is covering the large figure of Maha Ganapathi with appam made of ghee and rice is also celebrated here which is held once in many years and records says during the last 40 years, this festival has been held only thrice.he Madhur Srimad Anantheshwara Vinayaka Temple celebrates its Annual festival for five days. During the festival the presiding deity of the Madhur Srimad Anantheshwara Vinayaka Temple is taken out in a long procession. Display of folk dances and folk music in the procession makes it all the more pleasant.The temple has been devoted to Lord Vinayaka. He is believed to be the destroyer of all obstacles. The temple offers Veda classes to young students.He is also supposed to flower success in the lives of men. Since success is indispensable it is sincerely sought by mankind.The Madhur Srimad Anantheshwara Vinayaka Temple celebrates its Annual festival for 7 days in the month of March/ April.

Location info:

Address: Madhur, Kasargod District, Kerala, India
District: Kasargod District.
Nearest City: Trivandrum, Adoor, Pathanamthitta and Mangalore.
Best time to visit: March and April.


The History tell us that, The Anantheshwara Temple is one of the oldest temples in Kerala. It was on the verge of total destruction when a need was felt to reconstruct it. It has been renovated from time to time and the presiding deity of this temple is Sri Udbha Va Lingam and Sri Bhadra Narasimha Swami. Sri Subramaniya Swami is also another deity here. A number of Schools and colleges are run by this temple and there is also a community hall for the pilgrims of the Anantheshwara Temple. The Shasti Festival is celebrated in the memory of Lord Murugan in the temporal world. Lord Murugan is said to have destroyed Tarakasura. He had been a vicious demon who went on with his game of destruction so a need was felt for a reliever. Lord Murugan was the one.

Interesting things to do:

This temple is Old, watch special Moodappa Seva, You can see folk dances and folk music in the procession.

Interesting things to Visit:

Bekal fort:

Bekal fort, the largest and the best-preserved fort in Kerala, lies in Pallikere, and its 16 Kms south of Kasaragod on the national highway at the northern tip of the state. The fort, a circular imposing structure of laterite rising 130 ft. above sea level, stands on a 35 acre headland that runs into the Arabian sea.

Bekal Hole Aqua Park:

Bekal Hole Aqua Park is located near Valiyaparamba in Bekal. It is the perfect place water sport freaks who wish to chill out amidst an array of unique water sports.

Bekal Beach:

Bekal is a beach destination of the future. It has long palm-fringed beaches and a rocky headland topped by the huge Bekal fort. This beach is being developed a resort. But for now, you can still savour the touch of history as you view the serene Lakshadweep Sea from the tall observation towers of the fort's once huge cannon emplacements. Bekal Beach is situated at the northern tip of Kerala, Bekal is a beach destination of the future. It has long palm-fringed beaches and a rocky headland topped by the huge Bekal fort.

Hosdurg Beach:

Located 12 kms south of Bekal is the Hosdurg beach. It is home to the many marvelous forts in Kasargode District. The Hosdurg Fort built by the Ikkeri Nayaks in mid-16th century draws the closest attention of the visitors.

Kappil Beach:

The secluded Kappil Beach is loacted 6 kms to the north of Bekal. The long stretch is wide and clean enough for swimming and beach walking. The beach has the massive rock, the Kodi Cliff, which act as a resting place for the visitors.

Valiyaparamba Backwaters:

Valiyaparamba is a backwater draw out situated in the district of Kasargod of Kerala. Circulated by 4 rivers flecked by quit number of small islands, Valiyaparamba is incredibly growing as an excellent backwater resort which grants captivating boat cruises. Valiyaparamba, a piece of land dissevered from the solid ground is a significant and notable fishing centre. The Valiyaparamba is just some few kilometers away from Bekal, where it just takes little hour's of ride to reach the place.

Chandragiri River:

Chandragiri River is Located in Southeast of Kasaragod town on the banks of the Chandragiri river, Kasaragod district, north Kerala.The river originates in a village called Koinadu of Kodagu district in Karnataka state. Chandragiri fort lies three km south of Kasargod town.

Chandragiri Fort:

It has a large square situated high above the Chandragiri River on its southern bank. This fort is situated on the bank of the Chandragiri River and marked the traditional boundary between Kerala and the Tuluva Kingdom. Built in 1000 AD in the form of fortifications with bastions and a steep moat, Chandragiri was under the rule of Yadavarayas for about three centuries and came into the control of Vijayanagara rulers in 1367.

Mapilathody Jama Masjid:

This masjid is very old and run by Ansarul Islam Committee. The reconstruction in the year 2005.

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Police Station:

Bekal police station
Bekal, Kerala.

Police Station
Puttur, Dakshina Kannada

Police Station
Ullal, Dakshina Kannada

Police Station
Bantwal, Karnataka.

Kadri Police Station
Mangalore, Dakshina Kannada

Nearest Hospital:

Malik Deenar Charitable Hospital
Kasaragod, Kasaragod

Government Hospital
Kasaragod, Kasaragod

AJ Hospital
Kuntikana, Bejai, Mangalore
Karnataka 575004
0824 2225533.

EK Nayanar Memorial Co-Operative Hospital
Chengala, Kasaragod

Government Hospital
Kasaragod, Kerala.

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