Murudeshwara Temple, Murudeshwara
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Murudeshwara Temple

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Murudeshwara Temple
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About Murudeshwara Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 7.00 PM

Murudeshwara Temple is the main attraction in Murudeshwara, which is situated on the top of a hill Kanduka Giri. The temple has a twenty-storied Rajagopura and at the entrance, there are concrete structures of two full sized elephants. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, the temple has a huge statue of Shiva, which is around 123 ft in height. Moreover, the temple also houses a Shivalinga, which forms the central deity. The statue of Shiva was built by Shivamogga's Kashinath and his son Sridhar.

It is believed that to attain immortality and obtain Atma Linga, Ravana worshipped Lord Shiva. His wish was granted with a condition that the Linga should never touch the ground. It was evening and Ravana had to offer prayer to Lord Shiva, which was also his regular practice. So a Brahmin boy while passing by was called upon and was asked to hold the Linga until he finishes his prayers. The boy agreed on condition that if Ravana does not return after being called three times, he would keep the Linga on the ground and go. It was Lord Ganesha guised as a Brahmin boy, who played a prank with Ravana and placed the Linga on the ground at Murudeshwara.

The temple is constructed using granite and depicts South Indian style of architecture. There are numerous sculptures including concrete sculptures of maidens in the complex of temple. Located between Honnavar and Bhatkal, the temple is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on all three sides.  
 

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  • Best Time:  During Sunset
  • Length of visit:  More than 3hrs
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  • Food available for purchase
  • Bathroom facilities
  • Camera/Video allowed
  • Wearing of shoes/footwear allowed
  • Lockers/Storage

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Shobhit Bhatnagar
  • Shobhit Bhatnagar
  • Lives in Delhi
  • 1 Review

"Awesome place, superb view" new review

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 1 week ago
The place has a great view with the huge statue of Lord Shiva and the endless Sea in the background. There is a Gopura on which you can climb upto the 18th floor via a lift to get a full view which is just majestic.
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Ram K
  • Ram K
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 1 Review

"Peaceful temple with wide surrounding" new review

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted 2 weeks ago
Really good one. Surrounding beach is awesome to spend time. Peaceful temple with wide surrounding. Overall, excellent experience. Its a wonderful place where the serene Arabian Sea is made a place to meditate. Murudeshwara statue is a wonderful piece of work, It is Bhoo Kailash indeed.
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Pranesh
  • Pranesh
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 10 photos
  • 16 Reviews

"Well organised clean temple"

  • 5.50/7
  • Posted 1 month ago
The main shrine is for Shiva, the Shiva linga is hollow, which is the unique feature of the temple denoting it is an atma linga. The gopuram or the main tower is very high. Temple is located on the seashore. Temple is clean and well organized.
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Gopu Nair
  • Gopu Nair
  • 2 Reviews

"Both religious and relaxing place"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted 2 months ago
Overall experience on Murudeshwara was great and we blessed, the beach was excellent nice seafood available. Sea trips and so many activities are there. So I recommend this place as a nice a religious cum relaxing place.
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Anantha lakshmi Ragi
  • Anantha lakshmi Ragi
  • Lives in Bangalore
  • 7 Reviews

"Beautiful view on top of the temple"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 17, 2014
The temple is awesome and you'll definitely spend more time than you think. There is option to go to the highest floor, for great views. Especially for photographers!!
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Kaushik Kumar
  • Kaushik Kumar
  • Lives in Mangalore
  • 3 Reviews

"Great sightseeing place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Oct 3, 2014
I like this place very much because it is one of the greatest tourist places in Karnataka and I love the sight view of this place, this place is very clean and tidy.
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Prabhakar Gundlapalli
  • Prabhakar Gundlapalli
  • Flashpacker
  • Lives in Mumbai
  • 1 photo
  • 4 Reviews

"Finest temple architecture with a big idol of Lord Shiva"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted Aug 3, 2014
One of finest temple architecture, along with a big idol of Lord Shiva, visible from the approaching trains. Being on the west coast of India, it is great to watch sunset from the clean beaches of this place. The place being very small, and can be walked across in no time. But don't expect five star hotels in this small village.
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  • 5 votes

Lavanya
  • Lavanya
  • Flashpacker
  • 4 Reviews

"Good and peaceful ambience"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Jun 27, 2014
The temple premises were very good and peaceful, everyone should visit this temple. The temple was on beach side and we could have nice view from the top of the temple. One can nicely photograph.
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Mahender Pandiya
  • Mahender Pandiya
  • Soulseeker
  • Lives in Hyderabad
  • 7 Reviews

"Chill out at Murudeshwara"

  • 6.50/7
  • Posted May 5, 2014
Their is no any hard and fast rule in Murudeshwara. You can take your camera at every were except inside temple. The locker and food facilities are also available.
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Nishitha K n
  • Nishitha K n
  • Highlander
  • Lives in Mysore
  • 523 Reviews

"Very beautiful place"

  • 7.00/7
  • Posted Apr 15, 2014
Murudeshwara is located on the west coast of india. Murudeshwara temple is very beautiful. Well maintained. 123 feet Lord Shiva sitting high up view is amazing. 20-storied gopuram is awesome. Prasad given in temple is very delicious. Museum inside the Lord Shiva statute will give us the whole story about Lord shiva. Overall this place is awesome.
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