Madhur temple, The famous Madhur Srinad Anantheswara Temple is situated at Madhur, eight kms north east of Kasaragod. The imposing structure of the temple, with its turrets and gables and the copper plate roofing, rises majestically against the beautiful landscape of hills, paddy fields and gardens with the river Madhuvahini flowing leisurely in front of it. The Madhur temple is a Siva temple with Srimad Anantheswara as it's presiding deity. The Sivalingam of the temple is said to have been found by a harijan woman, Madharu.A special festival associated with the Madhur Temple is the Moodappaseva. The ceiling of the Namakshara Mandapam of the Madhur Temple has been decorated with beautiful figures of puranic heroes in woodcarving.
Madhur temple was originally a Madhanentheswara(Shiva) temple and as the lore goes, an old Scedhule cast lady "MADURA" discovered an "Udbhava Murthy" (a statue that was not made by a human) of shiva linga.The Ganapathy statue was drawn by priests son a small brahmin boy, in the walls of shivas garbha gudi while playing and day by day it became big and fat, so that boy called ganapathi as boddajja or bodda ganesha .The legend of KUMBLE seme says Tipu Sultan wanted demolish the temple like Adooru Mahilngeswara temple during his invasion of coorg , tulunadu and malabar but after drinking water from the well, of temple he changed his mind of attacking and demolishing the GARBHAGUDI and marched towards malabar,.But to satisfy his soldiers and islamic scholars he made a cut from his sword symobolising the attack, the mark is still visible in the building that is built around the temple well.
It is said that the temple was attacked by Tippu Sultan of Mysore during his invasion and he felt thirsty and drunk the water from the temple well, which changed his mind and left the temple without damaging it. There is a mask on the temple which is said to be made by Tippu with his sword.
Moola Mantras are powerful sounds and are very rich in their meaning which when chanted produce great effects. These are chanted repeatedly and that is called Japa. Japa is a key part of Hindu prayer
While doing japa one can meditate on the mantra and its meaning. As the mind dwell more and more into that, the mind and takes up to the higher States and forms the path to the great liberation-eternal bliss
What makes moola mantras so special as compared to the normal words? Moola mantras are not human creations. Especially given that there are sages associated with the moola mantras!
Devotees usually offer prayers to Mahaganapathi in the form of "Udayastamana". "Appa", Madhur's famous prasad, is a very tasty preparation. This is prepared daily and anyone offering prayers can avail these at the counters.
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