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“A perfect blend of Scenic Beauty of God Shiva & Surrounded by Sea(Beach)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Murudeshwara Temple

Murudeshwara Temple
Bhatkal taluk, India
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Ranked #29 of 807 Attractions in Karnataka
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Pune, India
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“A perfect blend of Scenic Beauty of God Shiva & Surrounded by Sea(Beach)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2014

It is a perfect place to visit with family & very cheaper than other places. Also the beach is having adventurous sport activities at cheaper cost.

Visited January 2014
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Bellary, Karnataka, India
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“Gigantic and Excellent Temple”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

It is a Shiva Temple with a very tall Gopuram. It is a rarity , as the temple is Situated on the sea shore. Just beside the temple a very big and famous shiva statue is situated and it is very attractive. A lift is arranged in the temple to climb the gopuram. Presently people are allowed to go up to the 17th floor and can have the picturesque view around. It really a fantastic experience to see the Shiva statue and the sea shore from such a height.

But the place is always crowded and lot of time will be wasted in parking of the vehicle in front of the temple.

A must see location......

Visited December 2013
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Pune, India
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“Murudeshwara”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

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. The temple authorities have installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Lord Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura. You can access the lift at the Gopura. Please do see all view from the widows from the top of the gopura post going by the lift its just WOW.
There is also a Rameshwar linga at the bottom of the hill, where devotees can do seva themselves. A Shaneswara temple has been built next to the idol of Lord Shiva. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to it. The entire temple and temple complex, including the 237.5-feet-tall Raja Gopura, is one among the tallest, was constructed to its present form by businessman and philanthropist R. N. Shetty.

Visited May 2013
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Mumbai
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“Great Temple with Tall Tower (Raja Gopuram)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

The best beach temple, for a spiritual seeker or a weekend holiday, a great place to spend a couple of days. The temple tower and Statue of Shiva are magnificent, and one cannot miss these. Both are visible for quite some distance, even from the train, on the Konkan Route of India.

Beach is fresh, and less crowded, one can enjoy a great vacation, with family or for a honeymoon couple. Good place to go as a group picnic. Small village, with no other attractions, except the temple and beach.

Visited October 2013
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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“temple and beach”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2013

We went to this place with family . temple is good. Very crowded place and the beach is not clean. Would prefer udipi Beach rather than murudeswar beach

Visited November 2012
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