MURUDESHWAR TEMPLE : A MARVELLOUS VASTU ARCHITECTURE
This giant temple with a 20-storied Gopura is constructed at the main temple. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. The entire temple and temple complex, including the 249 feet tall Raja Gopura, which is considered the tallest gopura in the world. The temple authorities have installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Sri Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura.
The origin of "Murdeshwar" is associated to Atma Linga carried by Ravan and dates to the time before Ramayana.
The temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva whose giant statue can been seen in #Yog mudra, lies on the holy beach town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. Situated between the Honnavar and Bhatkal town (about 12kms), about 150 km from Mangalore.