About Madhur Ganapathi Temple
Madhur Ganapathi Temple is also known as Madur Madanantheswara Siddhi Vinayaka temple. It is one of the famous temples in North Kerala which is 8 km’s away from Kasargod town. It is located in the bank of river Madhuvahini. In front of the temple, Madhuvahini River is flowing and all other sides are surrounded by the paddy fields and coconut trees. The locality of the temple has greenery picturesque which is very natural and makes enthusiasm about the place. The main presiding deity is Lord Shiva. However, the temple is famous for MahaGanapathi and people believe Ganapathi idol will be keep growing. Temple is administrated by Government of Kerala and temple provides free lunch for devotees in the name of Prasadam.
The main attraction of Madhur Ganapathi Temple is the three tier structure with copper plated roofs and spectacular wooden sculpture. The carvings characterize historic events of Mahabharata and Ramayana, that we can see in the ceilings of Namaskara Mantapa(Prayer hall).
Udayahasthamana pooja is one of the famous seva in the Madhur Ganapathi Temple. Appa seva and panchakajayya are also one among them. Temple Maha pooja timings are 8.00 am, 12.30 noon and 8.00 pm.
Best time to visit Madhur Ganapathi Temple
During rainy season, temple will be flooded by Madhuvahini River. So it is always better to avoid during heavy rain. Generally, temple will be crowded on weekends and festival seasons.
How to reach Madhur Ganapathi Temple
It has well connected road network form other main cities. Many numbers of buses will be flying from Kasaragod town.
Distance from main cities and places to Madhur Ganapathi Temple
8 kms from Kasaragod, which is the nearest town and headquarters of the District
59 kms from Mangalore, famous coastal city of Karnataka
Nearest airport Bajpe (Mangalore) 67 kms from airport.
Nearest Railway Station: Kasaragod
Address of Madhur Ganapathi Temple
Shree Madanantheshwara Siddhivinayaka Temple, Madhur
Kasaragod, Kerala State, India-671 124.
Phone: 04994-240240, 04994-240666