The famous Madiyan Kulom temple is situated in Ajanur village. It is about five km from Kanhangad, the headquarters of Hosdurg taluk. The main deity of this temple is Bhadrakali.
The peculiar feature 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 or group called Maniyanis. The festivals in the temple fall during the months of Edavam (May, June) and Dhanu (December, January).
Ajanur is also the birthplace of poet P. Kunhiraman Nair. The first president of the panchayat was P. Krishnan Nair, younger brother of P. Kunhiraman Nair. Ajanur has been the birthplace for many famous freedom fighters, poets and writers leaders such as famous poet Maha Kavi P. Kunhiraman Nair and famous freedom fighter and author Vidwan P. Kelu Nair. Ajanur has been the home for also many social reformers and political leaders such as the veteran socialist party leader C.M.Padmanabhan Nair