Sree Mahalingeswara Temple located at Adoor in the Kasaragod district of Kerala is one of the most popular Shiva temples in the district. According to legend, it was the place where the battle, 'Kiratha Yudham' took place between Lord Shiva and Arjuna. This beautiful shrine is believed to be built by Arjuna, one of the Pandava brothers. But this ancient temple was relocated on the southern banks of Payaswini River in the 13th century. One of the great attractions of Adoor Sree Mahalingeswara Temple is that it has eye catching paintings and intricate carvings from the holy scripts.
Annual festival of Shri Mahalingeshwara Temple is celebrated in the month of February/March. Pilgrims need to travel almost 41 kilometers from Kasaragod railway station to reach this temple. The nearest airport is Mangalore airport in Karanataka which is about 88 kilometers from Kasaragod Town. Kozhikode International Airport in Kerala is approximately 226 kilometers away from this temple. With beautiful and ancient temples, Kerala is a center for spiritual tourism. Tour My India offers affordable pilgrimage travel packages for people who plan to visit the temples in the state comfortably.