Kasargod City Guide
The famous Madiyan Kulom temple is situated in Ajanur village. A pecularity of this temple is that a Brahmin priest performs pooja only in the noon, while the morning and evening poojas are performed by a sect called Maniyanis.
The Ajnur town is located 5 Km from Kasargod.
Famous for :
Ajnur is known as temple city in Kasargod district.
Best time to visit :
Kasargod in generally hot and therefore winters, ie, October to March marks the best season to visit Kasargod.
The Ajnur town is located 5 Km from Kasargod. This place is also refered as temple city of Kasargod. The famous Mandiyan Kolum temple is in Ajnur, which happens to be a prime attractions of Ajnur. The presiding deity of the temple is Bhadrakali. Other deities of the temple are Kshetrapalan, Bhagavathi and Bhairavan. The ancient temple has intricate wood carvings on Palazhimadhanam, Sitaswayamvaram and Dakshayagam. A pecularity of this temple is that a Brahmin priest performs pooja only in the noon, while the morning and evening poojas are performed by a sect called Maniyanis. There are 13 mosques and 1 church in Ajnur. It is a place of high religious activity.
Festivals of Ajnur
The annual nine day festival of 'pattutsavam' is celebrated here. The festival is celebrated in the month of January. Various cultural and religious programmes are held during the festival. Other festivals are celebrated during the months of Edavam (May, June) and Dhanu (December, January) and on these days all the poojas are performed in connection with this festival.
By Air :
The closest airport is Kozhikode airport, 160 Km from Kasargod. Local trains from the railway station, taxis and buses are available from the airport to Kasargod.
By Rail :
Kasargod railway station is connected to all the major cities of Kerala and South India.
By Road :
Good roadways network ensures good connectivity of Kasargod to the rest of India. Some major cities distances from Kasargod are: Cochin- 344 Km, Kozhokode- 160 Km, Trivandrum- 560 Km, Alappuzha- 400 km and Kannur- 66 Km.
Tourists have wide choices for stay in Kasargod. Many luxury as well as economy hotels are spread all over the city and around. Ajnur is 5 Km from Kasargod and therefore tourists can stay at Kasargod city.