Tallest Shiva idol in the world : Murudeshwar Temple

Lord Shivastatue at Murudeshwara

Lord Shivastatue at Murudeshwara

Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. “Murudeshwara” is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world’s second-tallest Shiva statue.

Major attractions :

  • Murudeshwara Temple and Raja Gopura

This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is dedicated to the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is constructed at the temple.

  • Statue of Lord Shiva

A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the third highest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. The Tallest Lord shiva statue is in Nepal known as the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue.

Murdeshwar temple gopuram

Murdeshwar temple gopuram


Source : Wikipedia


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