Madhur temple was originally a Mahaligeshwara(Shiva) temple. It is said that an old lady discovered an “Udbhava Murthy” (a statue that was not made by a human) of Ganapathi. The temple is located about 7 kms from the nearest district head quarters, Kasaragod in the southern state of Kerala, India.Madhur 8 kms north east of Kasargod.
The Madhur Temple is a Siva temple with Srimad Anantheswara as its presiding deity. But importance is given to the deity Maha Ganapathi. The Sivalingam of the temple is said to have been found by a harijan woman, Madharu.
The special festival of the temple is Moodappa Seva, which is covering the large figure of Maha Ganapathi with appam made of ghee and rice. The festival is conducted only periodically in view of the huge expenditure involved. It was celebrated in April 1962, after a lapse of about 160 years, and recently in April 1992.