(Last Updated on : 18/03/2015)
Murudeshwar Temple is guarded by structures of two full sized elephants. The central deity is a linga. It is believed to have formed when Ravana
flung the cloth covering the atmatlinga at Gokarana and swaying it to land on the mount known as 'Kanduka Parvata'. The temple has many outstanding carvings and statues that are a couple of centuries old.
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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