Famous Pilgrim Centres At Kasargod

Temples

Ananthapura Lake Temple

Ananthapura Lake Temple is a Hindu temple built in the middle of a lake in the little village of Ananthapura, Kasaragod District of Kerala, at around 6 km from Kumble. This is the only lake temple in Kerala.The lake in which the Sanctum Sanctorum is built measures about 2 acres (302 feet square). An interesting spot to keep in mind while visiting the temple is a cave to the right corner of the lake.

The temple also has yet another interesting tale to tell – the story of the guardian crocodile. From very ancient times, one crocodile has been seen there. Though devotees used to take bath in the tank there is no instance of it harming anyone. Babia is the name of the crocodile. It is the local guardian and the messenger of the temple. The only food that Babia takes is the offerings of the devotees. Usually it is a special gruel made of rice and molasses. After the worship, the feed offered by devotees is given to Babia at noon.

Madhur Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple

Madhur Temple is located 7 km (4.3 mi) from Kasaragod town.This is one of the most famous Ganapathi temples of six ganpathi temples of ancients Tulunadu . Devotees from all over throng during the various festivals that happen here. Currently the temple is managed by the government. The temple also offers veda classes to young vatus during summer vacation which also included basics of sanskrit. The accommodation and food for the vatus are arranged by the temple authorities.

Churches

Bela Church

The church is located about 15 km from Kasaragod and Kasaragod is the nearest railway station.A church dedicated to Our Lady of Sorrows, the Bela Church is the oldest in the district constructed in 1890 AD. Located about 15 km north of Kasaragod, this Gothic style of Roman Catholic Church is under the Mangalore Diocese.

Timings of the Holy Mass

Sunday:      7.30 a.m , 10.30 a.m. (Children’s Mass)

Monday to Wednesday: 6.45 a.m.

Thursday:      9.00 a.m.

Friday:          4.30 p.m.

Saturday:      8.00 a.m.

Mosques

Malik Dinar Mosque

Malik Dinar Mosque is a historical mosque in Kasaragod district of Kerala state.Malik Deenar Uroos is the one of the main observations of Indian muslims to celebrate the arrival of Malik Deenar to Kerala, India. It is conducted in the holy month of muharram and lasts for one month. It includes various rituals such as the Ziyarath (visiting of tomb), Pataka Uyarthal (flag hosting) and Annadanam.