Monday, December 21, 2009

Madhur Temple


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~~~~~~~~

14 comments:

Rajesh said...

This is beautiful architecture of the temple which is unique to this area. The temple is also located in a area which is far away from city crowd. Nice place.

claude said...

Yes a beautiful archutecture. On the first photo it looks like a big house for bees. Sorry !

Greener Bangalore said...

Yes you are right Rajesh! its unique and far away from the city and even Kasargod is fortunately not a spoiled town as it is far from bigger cities......


Hehe maybe it looked like that from that angle....and no need to be sorry...Temples in many places is house to various kinds of living beings...like..insects..snakes..monkeys....peacocks..elephants and so on.....you can say...its a kind of clever thought by some saints in those days....to make man understand that earth is not just a place for human beings but house to many other creatures....and these saints might have foreseen the need to protect the animal kingdom and plants.....and thereby teaching mankind the need and the only option ahead is peaceful co-existence........

Unseen Rajasthan said...

Beautiful Post With Lovely shots and Nice Architecture...You have a Impressive blog Friend.

Anya said...

Amazing temple
looks really UNIQUE :-)
Thanks for sharing us the beauty from your country ....

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Glennis said...

Unusual construction of this temple, I didn't see anything like it anywhere I went.

Sorcerer said...

yeah. i have been there..
feeling nostalgic..
wow!
amazing it is and pretty pics

Anya said...

Have a very happy New Year
and a wonderful and happy 2010 :-)

(@^.^@)

claude said...

The uggly french bee wishes you a very HAPPY NEW YEAR !

Tina said...

the structure is stunning. i would never have thought it was that many years old

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Greener Bangalore said...

Hi Thank you Unseen,Anya,Glennis, Sorcerer and Tina and Claude i dint understand on what context you used that term...lol...but one thing for sure..you are not ugly....you are a beautiful soul ;)

Strawberry Girl said...

Fantastic architecture Nara! So different from the brick and stucco buildings that we have around here, not to mention new age metal and glass...

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Life Ramblings said...

what an amazing architecture. i'd love to visit such places someday.

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