Wednesday, 17 July 2013

Murudeshwar Tourism - A Sunset With Lord Shiva

Murudeshwar has a rich past and is home to the second tallest Shiva statue in the world. Located on the western coast of Karnataka, the place dates back to the days of the Ramayana and is famous for the huge Lord Shiva statue on the beach that overlooks the entire town.

In this article, we will look at another tourist destination in Karnataka with religious significance – Murudeshwar. Murudeshwar Tourism, named after an incarnation of Lord Shiva, is located in Bhatkut taluk of Uttar Kannada district, 165 km from Mangalore. - See more at:

The prime attraction of this beach town is its Shiva temple. A famous landmark here is the world’s second tallest Shiva statue. The statue, standing at a height of 123 feet, took almost 20 years for Shivamogg’s Kashinath and several other sculptors to build.

Murudeshwar Temple: Built on a hill, the temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva and there are two life-sized statues of elephants at the main entrance. The Lord Shiva shrine is placed about two feet below ground level and it is believed to be a part of the original Atma Lingam (a divine lingam that gave Hindu gods immortality).There is a Natraj statue made of brass and a Jattiga shrine inside the temple

Murudeshwar is located at west coast of India. To visit West coast districts of Karnataka, one can proceed from Bangalore to Mangalore (National Highway 48) and proceed towards North direction. Murudeshwar is in the district of North Karnataka. People visiting Kollur can visit this place as it is nearer

Murudeswara is 55 Kms away from Kollur out of which 20 Kms is highway road. Famous Eswara temple with huge Lord Shiva statue is situated at this place. This temple is located at the beach. People can visit nearer islands through private ferries. Lodges are available at Rs500/- onwards for family accommodation (5 members).

Murudeshwar is famous adobe of Lord Shiva and a popular pilgrimage center in South India. The temple which embodies a Shiva Linga is believed to have erupted when Ravana (Demon King of Lanka) flung the cloth covering the Atmalinga at Gokarna while lifting it. Lord Shiva, following a complicated sequence of events, declared that Murudeshwara should be one of his five holy places.

Murudeshwar is famous for Lord Shiva Temple and the beach and also pilgrimage paradise and a scenic holy place. Its also known as one of the loveliest tourism spots in Karnataka with lush green surrounding of Coconut & Betelnut plantations, magnificent natural views & a great view of sunset

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