Murudeshwar Temple & Raja Gopura, Murudeshwar

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Murudeshwar Temple & Raja Gopura, located at Kanduka Giri Hill, is one of the prime attractions of Murudeshwar and must be visited by all tourists. This temple is surrounded by Arabian Sea from the three sides. The location of the temple is said to be the spot where Lord Ganesha, in the form of a Brahmin boy, put down the Atma Linga that he was holding for Ravana.

Devoted to Lord Shiva, tourists can see 123 ft high statue of Shiva along with the Shivalinga at this temple. Travellers are advised to visit this temple while their journey to Murudeshwar just to see the massive statue. Tourists can see several sculptures, such as concrete sculptures of maidens, in the temple premises. It also has a twenty-storied Rajagopura with two full sized elephants at its entrance. The temple is built using granite and showcases the South Indian style of architecture.

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