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Murdeshwar Temple, Karnataka

Home to one of the tallest statues of Shiva in the world, Murdeshwar Temple is sited on a hill rising over the Arabian Sea. Pass the two lifelike elephant statues that guard the entrance and climb the long flight of stairs to reach the idol. The bottom of the hill houses the holiest part of the complex--the Rameshwar lingam, which is said to be a piece of the original Atma-Linga. Add Murdeshwar Temple to your Karnataka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Karnataka trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • The temple is very famous for it mythological value coming from ramayana. Inside the temple we can't see the shivalinga as it is pressed inside the ground as per the story. Shiva statue behind the tem...  more »
  • This is the number 1 place to visit. On the way to see the real India - the statue itself and the complex opposite (from the 18th floor are amazing photos), impressive in size and beauty. We took a tour with local guide Bobby. He understands and speaks Russian, a comfortable car, cheaper than tour operators. All entrance tickets to the sacred complex are included in the price. Write down your voicemessages and send them to number 91 77219 37577. Can and how to take a taxi /lead to the nearest big cities.
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