Kasargod residents preserve their traditional culture and history. Tourists are drawn to the city’s timeless attractiveness, architectural marvels such as temples, mosques, and churches, and unique folk art. To make the location sacrosanct, Hindus, Muslims, and Christians are working together in harmony and see there culture to visit pilgrims in kasaragod.
Ananthapura Lake temple
For each devotee, visiting a 1000-year-old temple dedicated to Lord Ananthapadmanabha that is surrounded by a lake might be a tranquil experience. The original dwelling of the deity of Thiruvananthapuram’s Sree Padmanabhaswamy Temple is this 9th century temple. The Ananthapura Lake Temple is situated on a rocky hill in the middle of the Ananthapura Lake, in a lonely and isolated place. The temple is located in Kumbla, Kerala, around 18 kilometres from Kasargode district. The temple’s presiding deity is enthroned on Adisesha, the serpent god, and is only accessible by a bridge. The temple offers a spectacular perspective of the surrounding hills. Babia, the temple guardian and vegetarian crocodile, is well-liked by all tourists. The drive to the temple is tranquil and relaxing in and of itself. The Ananthapura Lake Temple is a good example of Kerala’s temples‘ beauty and splendour.
The Mangalore Diocese’s Bela Church, also known as Our Lady of Dolours (Sorrows) Church, is the district’s oldest church, located 11 kilometres north of Kumbla on the Kumbla-Badiadka road and 15 kilometres north of Kasargod. Originally, it was a little thatched church built by migratory Konkani Catholics in Kudrepady, but it was moved to its current position for better convenience. This Roman Catholic Church, dedicated to Mother of Dolours, was built in the Gothic style in 1890AD. With great ceremony, the miraculous statue of the Mother of Sorrows was transported from Kudrepady to this church. In the year 2001, the church was renovated. The church’s annual perunal (festivity) is held in the month of December.
Madhur Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple
Madhur is a destination where visitors can marvel at the old Srimad Anantheswara Vinayaka Temple’s grandeur as well as the holy atmosphere that surrounds it. Madhur, around 8 kilometres from Kasargod, is known for its gorgeous temple. This temple, with its stunning architecture and beautiful turrets and gables, is situated in front of the Madhuvahini River, giving it a mysterious aura. The temple is also known as Madhur Temple or Lord Shiva Temple and is dedicated to Srimad Anantheswara. The temple’s sculptures and wooden carvings depicting the epic Ramayana are breathtaking. Tipu Sultan, who had planned to attack this temple, changed his mind after relieving his thirst with water from the temple well, according to folklore. The mark that is thought to have come from Tipu Sultan’s sword can still be seen.
Malik Dinar Mosque
Malik Deenar Juma Masjid is a historic Muslim pilgrim destination in Kerala, built in typical Kerala style architecture. This exquisite mosque is thought to have been built by Malik Ibn Deenar, an Arab saint who is credited with bringing Islam to India. It is one of the most beautiful and well-preserved mosques in Kerala’s Kasargod district. Cheraman Perumal, the region’s monarch at the time, was drawn in by the Arabs’ unique trading style and the spread of Islam. As a result, he accepted Islam and assisted Malik Ibn Deenar in establishing this mosque. Everyone who visits this Muslim pilgrimage place is captivated by the tranquil environment and gorgeous architecture.
The Mallikarjuna temple is one of Kasaragod’s oldest and most famous temples, dedicated to Lord Shiva, also known as Mallikarjuna. The temple is located near the taluk office in the heart of Kasaragod city. To the south of the temple, the Kumbala River flows. According to legend, Arjuna adorns Lord Shiva’s idol in the shrine (Arjuna in classical Sanskrit is one of the Pandavas, the heroes of the Hindu epic Mahabharata.) If you visit the temple between January and February, you will have the opportunity to attend an interesting week-long agricultural fair. Two temples in the vicinity of this temple are Anaadhi Vaikuntha Nathar and Veera Anjaneya Koli.
Known for its week-long Nercha festival, this location attracts a large audience throughout the month of November. A must-see masjid with significant religious importance. Its hypostyle structure is what draws worshipers and tourists here. Thangal Uppapa Uroos is a ritual performed by the locals to commemorate the saint Thangal Uppapa’s death. It occurs every two years, usually during the month of Dul Hajj.
Trikkanad and Pandayan Kallu
Pandiyan Kallu is a great place for brave swimmers. Trikkanad temple is 2 kilometres away from this sea-born rock. A mythology inspired the name of the rock. According to mythology, the rock was formerly a ship belonging to a pandya monarch. When the king attacked the Trikkanad temple from the ship, it was magically transformed into a rock.