Murudeeswara

Located in Karnataka, this magnificent shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Murudeshwar temple is located in Kanduka hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on 3 sides. 

This temple boasts of the second highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world, and the sheer magnanimity of the statue will fill you with a sense of awe.

The main temple’s entrance, also called the ‘Gopura’ stands at 123 feet and you can witness the breathtaking view of the Shiva statue from the top of the Gopura.

It’s a 19 stories Gopura and lift facilities r there , they charge Rs. 20 per head . Lift facilities start from 9am till 6 pm only .

We reached this temple from Kollur Mookambiga temple by 5pm, first we opted for lift facility as it is said to be operated till only 6 pm, saw from the top view of the highest Lord Shiva statue sitting admist Arabian sea. Then had dharshan of the lord inside the temple .Spent some time in the beach and stayed in RNS residency very near by the temple . Morning once again we had the dharshan of the Lord Shiva .

The entire surface of this temple is covered in the most intricate and detailed carvings that you will ever see. The compound of the temple has been modernized except the sanctum sanctorum, which retains its original form. The main deity of the temple is the Sri Mridesa Linga, which is believed to be a part of the original Atma Linga.

The Shiva statue here is quite an impressive one and will surely leave you with a humble sense of tranquillity. This magnificent statue is a perfect tribute to a God who is held in high reverence in lands far and wide.

Inside the main shrine of the temple is a Deepam which is believed to be burning the way it burnt when the temple was built. In order to get blessing of the God for prosperity and good luck, people pour oil into the burning Deepam and see their image into the oil.

The gigantic Gopuram at the entrance is believed to be the second tallest of all the Gopurams in the world and has a height of 237.5 feet while the tallest Gopuram is located at Srirangam temple in Tamilnadu.

Next to the temple is a cave museum which has the idol of Lord Shiva Lanka king Ravana along with Sthalapuranam . Located in Karnataka, this magnificent shrine is dedicated to Lord Shiva.

The Murudeshwar temple is located in Kanduka hill which is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on 3 sides. 

This was the last temple we visited on our second day of Mangalore spiritual tour .

The tall Gopuram
Lord Shiva
View of Lord Shiva from our Hotel entrance
The main entrance
Inside the temple
Inside the temple
The golden chariot of the temple
View of the Gopuram from our Hotel balcony

Published by Ranjini Madhavan

Iam a homemaker who like to travel to spiritual places and like to share my spiritual tours , pictures and my personal tour experiences .Though am not expressive to put it in words thought it would be easy for others who likes to travel these places so that they may know what all places to be covered and a sweet memories for myself.

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