Prashant Sahu, Lord Shiva in Murudeshwara Temple, CC BY-SA 3.0

Pradeepa88, Murudeshwar Full view, CC BY-SA 4.0

Murudeshwar is a small town in Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada, Karnataka State, India.
It is famous for world’s second tallest Shiva Statue, 20 storied gopuram and beautiful beaches


According to Ramayan, Lanka King Ravana obtained Atma Linga by praying Lord Shiva based on Condition that he should not place it on the ground.
If he placed it on the ground then it would be impossible to move it. When Ravana returning to Lanka, Lord Ganesha uses a trick and placed Atma Linga at Gokarna which become Mahabaleshwara Temple Gokarna
Ravana tried to destroy the Atma Linga and some pieces fall into different places. Then he threw cloth covering to the Atma Linga to a place called Mrideshwara which later become Murdeshwar

Local Attraction

Shiva Statue in Murudeshwar is second tallest Shiva Statue with a height of 123 ft and the Gopuram is 238 ft tall with 20 stories. The famous Murudeshwara beach is one of another attraction

Beach near Murudeshwara temple” (CC BY 2.0) by thejasp

Near By Visiting Places

There are many places which can be visited during the Murudeshwara Trip. Few are listed below

How to reach Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar is well connected to other major cities. Plenty of Buses available which passes through Murudeshwara city from all major cities
There is a train station also in Murudeshwar and most of the Konkan trains stop in this station. Nearest airport for Murdeshwar is Bajpe, Mangalore

Distance from Major Cities

  • Bangalore: 515 KM
  • Mumbai: 761 KM
  • Mangalore:156 KM
  • Udupi: 102 KM

Where to Stay

There are many hotels near by Murudeshwara. Beach side hotels also available. Visit for hotel and flight booking

Best season to travel Murudeshwar is throughout the year. However, October to March is ideal time




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