Madhur Temple is located on the banks of serene ‘ Madhuvahini river ’.Lord Shiva is the presiding deity of Madhur Madhanentheswara Sidhivinayaka Temple, but equal importance is given to the deity Maha Ganapathi.
The main festival is Moodappaseva, which involves a huge figure of Ganapathy being covered with appam. Annual festival for 7 days in the month of March/ April.Location:Madhur in Kasaragod district, Kerala State, India. ( 7 km from Kasaragod town)
Sri Malla DurgaParameshwari temple is a famous shrine near Kasaragod.Navaratri, Karthika Hunnime, Vasanthotsava and Kalabha are special days at the temple.The special feature of the Malla Durga Parameshwari Temple is daily Annadanam which consists of distributing food among the devotees.Best to visit is from September onwards to January.Pooja timings: 8.30 am.12.30pm.8.30pm.Location:The “Malla Durga Parameshwari Temple” is located in Muliyar Village in Kasaragod district, Kerala State, India.
Talakaveri is the Birth Place of holy River Kaveri. Kaveri (Cauvery) river is one of the major rivers of southern India. The temple is dedicated to Goddess Kaveriamma. Other deities worshiped here are Lord Agastheeswar and Maha Ganapathi. The Tula Sankramana is a very special day in the temple normally falls in mid October every year.Talakaveri in Kodagu district is a holy place with pilgrims from all over the neighboring states visiting every year. Achar family members remain as the priests at the Kaveri temple in Talakaveri.Talakaveri is about 8 km away from Bhagamandala and 48 km from Madikeri.Location:Tala Kaveri in Coorg(Kodagu), Karnataka State, India.
Puttur Mahalingeshwara temple is an ancient temple said to be built around the 11-12th Century. Lord Shiva is the main deity of this temple.A Car festival will be held in the month of April every year and it will be celebrated for 10 days with great devotion.Location:Puttur in Dakshina Kannada district, Karnataka state, India.
The main attraction of the town is the temple of Sri Durga Parameshwari.Thousands of devotees visit Kateel every day to seek blessings from goddess Durga Parameshwari.The best time to visit Kateel temple is during the festivals of Navaratri, Simhamaasa and Durga Puja.Location:Kateel in Mangalore Taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka State, India.
Sri Dharmasthala Manjunatha Temple is an ancient temple (around 800 years old) situated on the banks of river Nethravathi.The main deity of the temple is Lord Shiva (Manjunatha) is believed to be very powerful.Ammanavaru, Lord Ganapathi, Annappa Swamy and four Dharma Daivas (Kalarahu, Kalarkayi, Kumaraswamy and Kanyakumari) are other deities of this temple.Dr. Veerendra Heggade is the 21st ‘Dharmadhikari’ of Shri Kshetra. This is one of the most sacred places in South India.Main Festivals held at Sri Dharmasthala Kshetra :
Ganesha Festival (Ganesha Chowthi ) - Worship of Lord Ganapathi in the Temple and the storehouse
Navarathri - A nine-day festival, Special worship at the Sri Ammanavaru Shrine.
Deepavali - Festival of lights and commencement of special annual ceremonies.
Laksha Deepotsava - Festival of lights, celebrated for five days in the month of Kartika(November - December).
Shivarathri - Night-long Bhajan and special poojas with Car festival.
Annual ‘Jathre’ (annual festival or carnival) - A nine-day Festival with Car festival and other rituals is held in April every year.
Patthanaje - This is the last festival held in May before the onset of the monsoons.
Annadana (offering food) at the famous Annapurna dining hall is a unique feature of Dharmasthala.Other shrines at Dharmastala:
Maha Ganpathy Temple at Annapoorna Choultry
Shrine of Annappa Swamy and the abode of Dharma Daivas, Badinade Hill
The Neliyadi Beedu: The original abode of the Heggades and the Dharma Daivas.
Shrine of Shri Chandranatha Swamy at Sri Chandranatha Basadi
The statue of Shri Bahubali at Ratnagiri Hill
Other places to visit at Shree Kshetra Dharmasthala:
Manjusha Museum - Antique collection of swords, armory even old cameras etc.
Vintage car museum - The car museum at Dharmasthala has a rare collection of vintage cars.
Vasantha Mahal - Cultural Hall
Location:Belthangadi taluk, Dakshina Kannada District, Karnataka State, India.