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Madhur Srinad Anantheswara Temple
The famous Madhur Srinad Anantheswara Temple is situated at Madhur, 8 kms north east of Kasargod. 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 its 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.

Anantheswar Temple
The famous Srimad Anantheswar Temple owned by the Gowda Saraswath community attracts pilgrims from all over ; particularly from the region lying Kanyakumari and Goa . The annual car festival of the temple is on the sixth lunar day of the bright half of the Margashira month, usually between the third week of November and the third week of December. It is also called the Shashti Festival as the final day celebration takes place on the Skanda Shashti day, a day sacred to Subramanya.

Ajanur Madiyan Kulam Temple
The famous Madiyan Kulam temple is situated in the Ajanur village, situated at a distance of about 5kms from Kanhangad, the head quarters of Hosdurg taluk. The main deity of the temple is Bhadrakali; but there are also other deities like Kshetrapalan, Bhagavathi and Bhairavan. A peculiarity of this temple is that a Brahmin priest performs pooja only in the noon, while a sect called Maniyanis performs the morning and evening poojas.

Adoor Temple
This temple is situated at a distance of 45 kms, east of Kasaragod town. The Adoor Temple is renowned for its ancient Siva Temple , believed to have been founded by Arjuna. The temple, which is known as Sri Mahalingeswara temple, is situated in picturesque surroundings on the southern bank of the river Payaswini. The Makara Samkramam is a very important festival day in the temple.

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