Just 8 kms. journey from Kasaragod through hills and valleys, viewing the landscape of splendid scenic beauty takes one to the ancient temple – Madhur Srimath Anantheshwara Siddhi Vinayaka temple, on the bank of the river Madhu Vahini. Madhur is a quiet village surrounded by paddy fields, coconut groves and ever-green hillocks.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva, known as Srimath Anantheshwara, and is famous for its huge idol of Siddhi Vinayaka, spreading spiritual splendour. It is a place where thousands experience the bestowal of spiritual grace. The Swayambhu (self born) Shivalinga is facing the east and the enormous idol of Sri Vinayaka faces the south. The Shivalinga was spotted in the ancient past by a Harijan woman named Madaru and the place came to be known after her. The erstwhile rulers of the region were great devotees of Sri Madhur Ganapathi. Parthi Subba, the great Yakshagana exponent, was devoted to Sri Madhur Ganapathi and his songs begin with an invocation to the Lord.
The devotees are provided with food offered to the deity in the temple. There are accomodation facilities in the nearby Kasaragod town.