Madiyan Kulam Temple in Hosdurg, near Kasargode is a tourist destination mainly because it is dedicated to the goddess of bravery, ‘Bhadrakali’. The temple is located 5 km from the headquarters of Hosdurg taluk, Kanhangad. It is also the northern most part of Kerala.
Even though, the chief deity at the Madiyan Kulam Temple is Bhadrakali other dieties such as Bhagavathi, Kshetrapalan and Bhairavan are also worshipped here. The specialty of this temple is that a Brahmin priest observes Pooja in the noon, while a sect of Hindus called the Maniyanis perform the Pooja during the mornings and evenings.
Festivals are major attractions of this temple. The festivals are conducted usually during the months of May and June and also during December and January. Among many religious rituals, ‘Bootham’ a celebrated form of dance is the highlight of the festival.