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INFORMATION ABOUT MURDESHWAR
Situated between Honnaar and Bhatkal, 1 Km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murdeshwar. The temple is about 12 Kms from Bhatkal. The palace is believed to have been sanctified by a piece of the Pranalinga of Gokarna's Mahabaleshwara thrown by the demon Ravana. The temple here has been renovated recently and has some beautiful carving and statue. With the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby the temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well. The temple is well-known for its intricate Dravidian-style sculptures.
The world’s tallest idol of Lord Shiva is all set to come up at Murudeshwar, already famous for its ancient temple on the seashore. The idol of Neelakanta is 123 feet tall and has taken nearly two years to build. The idol was built at a cost of around Rs 1 crore by Shimoga’s Kashinath, his son Sridhar and several other sculptors. The idol is designed so that it catches the sun’s eye and thus appear sparkling.
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