A statue of Lord Shiva that is 123 feet high is a breath-taking sight to look at. What makes it spectacular is that the statue is situated atop the Kanduka Hill that is surrounded on three sides by the majestic Arabian Sea. Sounds interesting? Catch a glimpse of the world’s second largest statue of Eshwara […]
Murdeshwar is located in the district of Uttara Kannada which is in the state of Karnataka in India. Lying on the coast of the Arabian sea this town has the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. The Hindu god Shiva is also called Murdeshwar and that’s how this town got its name. The Murdeshwar temple is another famous attraction of this place. A fine example of the architecture of the Kings of Vijayanagar, the temple attracts tourists from all over the world.
Murudeshwara shiva statueI. mage source RNM
Surrounded by the Arabian Sea on three sides, the Murdeshwar Temple is built on the hill of Kanduka. The temple has a 20 storied gopura called the Raja Gopura. A lift has been installed within the temple by the authorities so that it’s easier for the tourists and pilgrims to reach the Raja gopura to get an excellent view of the massive Shiva idol. The Soleshwar temple built in the 10th century by the Chola kings is another popular tourist destination. Besides being a town of religious importance, Murdeshwar is also famous for its beaches. One of the most beautiful beaches in this place is Bhatkal with many temples that have historical significance surrounding this place. The months of October to March are the best time to visit this place. Read more about Murudeshwara here.
The Murudeshwar Beach at Mangalore is another beach with a major tourist attraction from the upcoming beaches in south India. Although it is famous mainly as a religious city that is home to the famous Murudeshwar temple, it is also acquiring an increasing number of pan India and foreign visitors with a beautiful beach in […]
Bhatkal beach is one of the most beautiful beaches, located near the famous Murudeshwar temple in the Uttara Kannada region. As there are many historic and important temples near the Bhatkal beach, it attracts tourists from across the country, and they mainly come to visit the beach and its nearby temples on pilgrimage. The famous […]
District: Uttara Kanada Town: Murudeshwara Temple: Statue of Lord Shiva Statue of Lord Shiva A statue of Lord Shiva is in Murudeshwara town in Bhatkal Taluq, Uttara Kannada District in Karnataka. Statue of Lord Shiva, Murudeshwara – Overview The Statue of Lord Shiva in Murudeshwara is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in the world after the […]
District: Uttara Kanada Town: Idagunji Temple: Shri Ganapathi Temple Shri Ganapathi Temple The Ganapathi Temple in Idagunji is in Honnavara Taluq, Uttara Kannada District of Karnataka. Shri Ganapathi Temple – Overview Idagunji, a small town in Honnavara Taluq is famous for its Ganapathi Temple. It is an ancient temple, with a history dating back 1500 years. This temple […]
Bhatkal is around 16 Kms from Murudeshwar, is an old port town. A predominantly Muslim town with 42 mosques. During the Vijayanagar kingdom in the 16th century this was the main port. It also famous for Jain Chandranath Basadi with its stone tiles and a temple dating back to the Vijaynagar kingdom. The temple is […]