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Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

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Home to one of the tallest statues of Shiva in the world, Murdeshwar Temple is sited on a hill rising over the Arabian Sea. Pass the two lifelike elephant statues that guard the entrance and climb the long flight of stairs to reach the idol. The bottom of the hill houses the holiest part of the complex--the Rameshwar lingam, which is said to be a piece of the original Atma-Linga. Add Murdeshwar Temple to your Gokarna travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Gokarna trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • Visited during the long excursion of Calangute, go for a very long time. Place interesting horizons have broadened, guide commenting the scenes at the Museum. The mountain offers a very nice view of the coast.
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  • This is one of the jothilingas I suppose.the temple is on a small hill,and the surrounding area were extended to be a part of the temple in a nice artistic manner. The big shiva statue, on the elevate...  more »
  • A huge 37-metre Shiva! Isn't it worth seeing? "and, although the road was not close, and the statue of modern, nevertheless impressive. Underneath it is a museum where the story of the Ramayana, the old temple Recommend for 10 rupees to climb the tower above the gates in the complex, which offers a wonderful view of the surroundings and the statue itself! No pity that went to this place. Impressed!
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  • A place of architectural beauty. There is so much to see and we can witness the ability of our forefathers who did build it. It is a calm place where we can go with a religious mind and feel very much relaxed. A place of marvelous beauty. The Shiva statue is also very much attractive. It is so big and it is so beautiful to see.
  • It was an amazing experience to be here. This is the tallest statue of Lord Shiva in India and the fine carvings make the statue look very peaceful. It is usually very hot during April to Jun mid here but that doesn't reduce the beauty of this place at all. From the top of the stupa, you'll get a chance to witness the breathtaking view of the ocean and the Murudeshwar beach.
  • The temple is on the beach. The view of lord Shiva is stunning. Architectural treat. The temple is awesome both in the day and night. Best plan is to reach the place by evening and stay for the night and visit in early morning once again. You can climb the elevator and enjoy the view from the top. You can visit Apsarkonda which is near by
  • Beautiful place. The temple is on beach. We were lucky to on top of the 'Gopur' via elevator. The view was breathtaking from there. But do not know whether they are allowing to go on top nowadays.
  • One of the best place for enjoyment & Pilgrims. Little bit Crowdy.The temple stands magnificently right on the sea shore.The view from top of the temple building is awesome. you can reach there by lift.

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Where to stay in Gokarna

Close to the temples of Gokarna lie a number of guesthouses and simple hotels, most dating back to when the town was solely a place of pilgrimage. Look to the coast for the accommodations more popular with international visitors. By the main beaches, choose from speciality boutique lodgings offering yoga and meditation facilities, a selection of rustic eco-lodges, and some larger resorts with pools. A couple of campgrounds provide a memorable experience for outdoor adventurers.
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