Murudeshwar Temple

Murudeshwar Temple is situated at Murudeshwar town in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state in India, on the Arabian sea coast. Murudeshwar Temple has the World’s second tallest Lord Shiva statue, with 123 feet height.

Kailashnath Mahadev Statue near to Kathmandu in Nepal is 143 feet high statue of Lord Shiva, which is the world’s tallest Lord Shiva statue.

Murudeshwar TempleView of Murudeshwar Temple

Murudeshwar Temple is situated on top of the “Kanduka Hill”, surrounded by Arabian sea on three sides. 20-storied, 249 feet, ‘Raja Gopuram’ of the temple, built in 2008 is one of the main attractions in the temple. You can go by lift to top of the Gopuram, which is the tallest Raja Gopuram (temple tower) in the world. The sight of the magnificent 123 feet tall Shiva idol, from the top of this Raja Gopuram is a magnificent sight, which you will never forget in your lifetime. There are many other smaller statues of other gods around the main Shiva statue.

You may check the official temple site,, for getting full information on the history of Murudeshwar Temple..

Gokarna temple is a nearby famous temple and Gokarna hotels are there for those interested in staying there.

How Do I Go to Murudeshwar Temple?

Murdeshwar railway station with station code “MRDW” on the Konkan railway line is the nearest railway station to the Murudeshwar temple, at a distance of around 2 kilometers.

Mangalore city is at around 157 kilometers from Murudeshwar Temple, if you are traveling by NH17. Bangalore To Murudeshwar distance is around 480 kilometers. Mysore is at around 450 kilometers from Murudeshwara Temple.

What About Murudeshwar Hotels?

There are many hotels in and around Murudeshwar temple. Kamat Homestay and Hotel, Kamath Yatri Nivas Hotel, Mavalli Beach Heritage Hom, RNS Residency, Sea View Resort, Naveen Beach Resort, etc, are to name a few hotels near to Murudeshwar temple.

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