Monday, December 21, 2009
Madhur Temple on the banks of serene Madhuvahini river is situated in Kasargod district of Kerala with Lord Shiva as its chief deity. This is yet another splendid temple complex. The chief deity is believed to be founded by a Harijan woman. Lord Ganesha (Elephant God) structure of this temple is very popular all over south India.
(you can click on all the pictures to have a closer look)
This beautiful temple stands tall in the middle of lush green paddy fields all around. In front of this flows the unhurried river peacefully bussing the bushes and plants on the banks.
The Muslim ruler Tippu Sultan of Mysore once reached this temple during the first half of 1700’s
There is a mark on one of the structures of this temple which is said to be from the sword of Tippu
It is said that he reached the temple with the intention of attacking. But he felt thirsty when he reached and had water from the temple well and left without making any untoward attempts against the temple
Another interesting fact; a pious and upfront ruler, he was a Hanuman (Monkey God) devotee and installs a Hanuman deity wherever he builds a fort.
This 300+year old structure is again a splendid testimony to temple architecture of the bygone era.
The peaceful Madhuvahini river~~~~~~~~