five day annual festival at Sree Manantheswara Vinayaka temple at Madhur
in Kasargod is a colorful event. On the
fourth day, the image of the deity (Thidampu) is taken out in a long
The presentation of various folk arts and 'Yakshagana', the dance-drama of Karnataka add to the festivities and excitement. The temple is dedicated to Sree Vinayaka (Ganesha), the destroyer of obstacles.
Standing against a landscape of hills, paddy fields and gardens on the banks of the river Madhur, it is a fine blend of Kerala and Karnataka styles of Architecture. The sanctum sanctorum is two storeyed, with beautiful murals adorning its outer walls.