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Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

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See the second tallest statue of Shiva and the tallest gopuram (temple tower) on earth at Murdeshwar Temple. Sited on a hill rising over the Arabian Sea, the top of the 72 m (237 ft) tall tower offers magnificent views of the surroundings and the 37 m (123 ft) tall idol. 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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  • A wonderful, magical place! Can be divided into two parts: 1. New building-a huge Shiva with the Museum. Shiva's dimensions are impressive. Instaljacijami Museum of the Mahabharata-very interesting! 2. The old temple of Shiva and his family, which is not even a thousand years. It's just magic! 3. Accessible by lift to the old tower and see a bird's-eye view of everything-Must c!
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  • Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal taluk of Uttara Kannada Dist. on the coast of the Arabian Sea. This town was earlier known as “mrideshwara’ (Mrid in Sanskrit means "Break") and later renamed as “Muru...  more »
  • Murudeshwar - A small beach town on the coast of Arabian sea. Murudeshwara temple - A beautiful temple, Lord Shiva's Magnificence at it's best. It has the tallest Shiva statue with the backdrop of Ara...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Must visit this temple.. One of the best... My whole journey from Bangalore was cherished after I stepped inn...
  • Beautiful combination of spiritual and entertainment..complete family package for whole family..morning visit temple with elders after lunch enjoy in beach with children..😎👌
  • One of the best temples I have ever seen. It's near to beach and has some really beautiful structures.
  • Huge gopuram... Early morning view of the Shiva Idol from the gopuram is great. Though the Shiva Idol is made of concrete but it's okay... It has some historic importance and RNS is trying hard to monitize it...I like the beach view from the hilltop... Avoid going on weekends or on holidays it would be too crowded... Try the boat ride, it's a nice experience...