Saturday, May 19, 2012

Murudeshwara- Temple on Seashore

This temple is known as one of the oldest temples in India, as it dates to the time of Ramayana.  I can say this is blend of beauty of nature with divinity.  This is a Shiva temple, and the legend says,the piece of Atmalinga thrown by Ravana fell here.
Many times I had visited this temple, because its hardly 60 Kilometres from my native place, Kumta. This time during  visit to my native, I visited Murudeshwara temple.
The doorway of the temple which is painted with Silver and Gold color
As you come close to the temple, cool breeze and roaring sound of the sea welcomes you.
Mesmerizing beauty of Coastal, where the temple is situated.
Oh Lord Shiva !protecting all his devotees. This is the second highest Shiva statue in the world. 

Look at the Gopura of the temple

This is the highest temple Gopura in India. It has 20 floors and we can go to 20th floor by paying 10 Rupees. The collected money is used for Annadana. ( feeding the visitors of the tmple)
Entrance of the temple and the Dwajastambha.
The temple has many sculptures, depicting several stories about Lord Shiva.
Parvati Kalyana(Marriage ceremony of Shiva and Parvati)

Ravana lifting Kailasa
Outside the temple also you can see many sculptures :
Shri Ganesha writing the great epic Mahabharatha

Nandi- Lord Shiva's Vahana(Vehicle)

Ravana giving the Atmalinga to Ganesha in disguise

Geetopadesha- Krishna preaching Bhagavadgeeta to Arjuna

Soorya Bhagavan(The Sun God)

By the time we completed visiting all these, the Sun was setting. How could I miss capturing that:

That's why, this is the perfect blend of beauty of nature with divinity. You can see nature in God and God in nature. 
Did I miss anything?Oh! forgot to tell about the story about this temple! Sorry. But don't worry, I will share about that in the next post.

Till then,

Love , laugh and live the life to the fullest,

I could not share all the photos, so those are here.


  1. Such awesome pictures!

    Thank You for the sweet comment on my blog

  2. Hi

    Thats so beautiful. How exactly does one get there?

  3. Thank you for this lovely post. Murudeswara temple on the sea shore is truly an enchanting & magnificent sight. Brought back memories of my visit there in 2006. Hope to visit again some time soon in the near future !

  4. Lovely pictures.I love these posts.

  5. What an awesome place.Longing to be there..:-)Thanks for sharing..:-)

  6. I had visited Murudeshwara temple about two years back. It is really an amazing place.
    Great photos and thank you for the description also.

  7. nice place it is. Was there last year

  8. Seriously, I blend of nature in God and God in nature. lovely shots!

  9. Thanks for sharing information about this temple as well as sharing excellent pictures. It was a virtual tour.

  10. looking at these pictures, I feel like visiting the place!!

  11. Thanks all. I'm happy that, you liked this place
    @jaish_vats: its near to Karwar. You can reach Karwar from Bangalore by bus or car .It takes 8 hours.


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