Murudeshwara(Shiva) Temple in Kanduka Hill Murudeshwara Karnataka -The second largest Shiva statue in the world

Murudeshwara temple is a amezing and wonderful  example of indian architecture.Murudeshwara Temple is world renowned for the 123-feet Lord Shiva statue and a modern Rajagopuram or tower at the entrance of this ancient temple. The temple is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea, and from the hilltop the scenic landscape that unfolds in front of our eyes is breathtaking.Here is Some Information about Murudeshwara(Shiva) Temple in Kanduka Hill Murudeshwara Karnataka India.


Location:Kanduka Hill in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district
Address: NH 17, Bhatkal Taluk, Murudeshwar, North Kanara, Karnataka , India
Built By: Kashinath and his associates
Pincode: 581350
Phone Number: +91-8385-268524, +91-8385-268972
Dedicated to: Lord Shiva
Signification: 249 feet tall is considered the tallest Gopura in the world
Main Attraction: World’s second-tallest Lord Shiva statue
Famous As: Murudeshwara Temple
Architecture: South Indian temple style
Lord Shiva Statue Hight: 123 Feet
Entry:Free
Photography:Out Side Allow, In not Allow
Significance:The second largest Shiva statue in the world
Temple Timing:3:00 AM to 1:00 PM , 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Visiting Timing: 1 Hour
Best time to Visit: November to February
Nearest Railway Station Murudeshwara station
Nearest Airport: Mangalore International Airport- 165 km

More Information about  Murudeshwara(Shiva) Temple

Murudeshwara (Shiva) Temple is located at Murudeshwar town Kanduka Hill in Bhatkal Taluka of Uttara Kannada district in Karnataka.Murudeshwara temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva.The statue of Shiva here is the world’s tallest (as claimed) and it lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea.Murudeshwara Temple is world renowned for the 123-feet Lord Shiva statue and a modern Rajagopuram or tower at the entrance of this ancient temple.The 20-storied Gopuram is called Raja Gopuram which is approximately 237.5 feet tall.The idol is designed such that it gets the sunlight directly and thus appears sparkling. Originally, the statue had four arms and was adorned in gold.

According to the legend, Ravana brought the Atma Lingam from Mount Kailash. Lord Ganesha using his trick fooled Ravana on his way to Lanka and put down the Linga on the ground at Gokarna. Angered by this, Ravana tried to uproot and destroy the Linga. The broken pieces of the lingam were cast away. The covering cloth of the lingam fell at Kanduka Giri and the Murudeshwar temple was built at the site.Large Number of people visit this temple every day.

Main Attraction of  Murudeshwara Temple 

One of the popular tourist attractions of the Murudeshwara  town, Murudeshwar beach is a great place to spend time with family and friends. It is a clean beach and offers great view of the sunset.The fort is near the Murudeshwar Temple and is believed to have been built during the Vijayanagara period.A fort present behind the temple is said to have been renovated by Tipu Sultan. including the 249 feet tall Raja Gopura, which is considered the tallest gopura in the world.

Festival Celebration of  Murudeshwara Temple 

Maha Shivratri Festival grand celebration in February or  March month and Kartik Purnima Festival Celebration in  Murudeshwara Shiva  Temple.Large numbers of people take part in festival.

Nearest Hotels and Restaurants of  Murudeshwara Temple 

The Nearest Hotels is Mid-range hotels and RNS Residence to good and best near Bus stand to stay, and Best Restaurants near National Highway and near  Murudeshwara Beach.There are also a few fast food joints near the railway station that serve Chinese and Punjabi dishes. Non-vegetarian food is also available in many eateries near the railway station and Murudeshwar bypass.

How To Reach Murudeshwara Temple  Karnataka  

By Air: The Nearest Airport is Mangalore and Goa Airport.Mangalore Airport is 162 Km from MurudeshwaraShiva Temple.

By Rail: The Nearest Railway Station is Murudeshwara station.Murudeshwara station lies on the Konkan Railway. Some trains from Mumbai and Mangalore stop here. To reach from Bangalore on has to take train to Bhatkal station.

By Road : There are many Public and Private transport available to reach Murudeshwara Shiva Temple Karnataka.Bangalore City is 455 Km far Murudeshwara Shiva Temple.You can By KSRTC Bus Murudeshwara Shiva Temple.

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