Murudeshwar Temple, Karnataka

Lord Murudeshwar is viewed as one of the forms of Hindu God - Lord Shiva and thus the temple is dedicated to Him. Located in Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka, this gorgeous temple is encompassed by the mighty Arabian Sea from all the three sides. On the entrance of the temple, a twenty storied Gopuram can be seen. Other than that, what makes it all the more charming is the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva. This statue in Murudeshwar is the second biggest statue of Lord Shiva in India.

The Gopuram located at the entry point of the temple is about 237.5 feet tall, has twenty storeys and is known as the Raja Gopuram. Kanduka is that small hillock on which the temple has been constructed. The most energizing thing about the place is the beautiful image of Lord Shiva statue that one can get alongside the stunning perspective of the seashore. Another temple found near Murudeshwar temple is Shri Rameshwara Temple. Alongside Lord Shiva’s idol, a shrine dedicated to Shaneeshwara is also present. The statues of two elephants can be seen at the entryway of the Murudeshwar temple. These are believed to be the guards of the temple. Apart from the main sanctum the entire temple has been revamped in the contemporary style.

Murudeshwar temple is quite a grand shrine in the Arabian Sea coast of Karnataka dedicated to the destroyer god, Lord Shiva. Being in close vicinity to the proficient roadways, this divine temple is an easy reach for all the traveler and devotees visiting here.


Murudeshwar Temple open at 06:00 AM to 08:30 PM

Darshan Timings

Morning Darshan from 06:00 AM to 01:00 PM and Evening Darshan from 03:00 PM to 08:30 PM

Ritual Timings

Morning Pooja start at 06:30 AM; Maha Pooja or Afternoon Pooja start at 12:15 PM and Night Pooja start at 07:15 PM

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