The temple has Chalukya and Kadamba sculptures in the Dravidian style. Outside the temple one can see a Nataraja statue that is made of bell metal. This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which is surrounded by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It has a twenty storied Gopura is constructed at the temple. The entire temple and temple complex, is one among the tallest. It was constructed in its present form by businessman and philanthropist Mr R. N. Shetty.
Excepting the Sanctum Sanctorum the temple has been renovated which retains its composure. Mridesa Linga is also called Murudeswara who is also the presiding deity of the temple. The linga is about 2feet below ground level. Lingam is a rough rock inside a hollowed spot in the ground.
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