Madduramma Goddess place Maddur village in
An ancient settlement on the right bank of the River Shimsa, where village exuberance and gaiety find colorful expression in the annual jatra and cattle fair held in honor of the village Goddess Madduramma, here the ritual fire-walking ceremony is a special attraction. Equally enthralling are the Yakshagana performances and other forms of lively folk entertainment. Maddur has several charming temples. The Narasimha swami temple is a Hoysala structure with later Dravidian style additions, including an impressive gopuram. The temple has a striking 2m image of Ugranarasimha captured in the dramatic act of slaying the demon king Hirayakshipu. The Varadaraja temple, a beautiful Chola temple, has a 3.5 m image of Varadaraja that is a remarkable piece of craftsmanship.
While thousands of pilgrims flock here because it is an important religious center, its scenic surroundings make it ideal for a day’s outing from