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Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

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#25 of 318 in Historic Sites in 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 and other attractions to your Murdeshwar trip itinerary using our Murdeshwar itinerary planner.
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  • This is located in near Arabian sea. Very good temple and best picnic place. Temple clean and peaceful.  more »
  • Temple near and clean. Seen tall dive Siva behind the temple. Free lunch with Darsan available in temple. Evening time visit will be the best in summer to enjoy with sun set in beach....  more »
  • A great pilgrimage temple for the Hindus. Visited the temple then the wave pool on top of the hill. Had a great time with family. Visited in May so was very hot and humid.nice view from the hill.  more »
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  • Very nice place to visit. Good natural​ view and a nice Shiva statue. Second highest in world. Good availability of hotels beside temple with nice view of sea. There is some lack in governance for maintaining the premises and places outside. Road needs better maintaince. Good lighting at night as well so you can enjoy the night with sounds of sea wave
  • Just excellent. Such a even beach we can go 500mtrs inside the water, still water won't be over head( I'm 6feet) no apply to all. But be careful life is precious. Sunset is also awesome. Cleanliness only a issue but try to maintain. Temples also good to see. Superb place. One of the most beautiful temple I have ever seen. Not only Hindus come here to see the beautiful temple. I have seen some Muslim family too. To see the top view have to go to the top by elevator. Give a thumbs up👍 and reply if my reviews helps you. Your feedback helps me improve and keeps motivated. Thank you.
  • Very outstanding Structure . Its not everyday that you can see a Huge modern Gopurum. More than 200ft high and Shiv Statue is very beautiful. Other than that beaches are very nice too. Try to avoid weekend visits, very much crowded.
  • Murudeshwar a must visit. Also if you are passing by NH66 should definitely stop and spend time at this place. Nice eye shooting views, temple, second largest Shiva statue of the world , a man made cave below statue; all will contribute to every second spend here.
  • The world's second largest Shiva statue. It's a totally different feeling out there. There is satisfaction, peace and energy. The place is well maintained and the architecture is simply marvellous.