There is another version of story behind the atmalinga linking the age and name of "Murudeshwara", dates back to the time of Ramayana. The Hindus believe in existence of three Gods namely Brahma, Vishnu and Maheshwara. The spirit of Lord Maheshwara (Shiva/Shambhu/ Ishwara/Mahabaleshwara etc.) Lingam is called the Atma-Linga. The Lanka King Ravana needed to achieve super natural powers by acquiring the Atma-LingIshwaraa (Soul of Shiva). Since the Atma-Linga, the spirit, with Lord Shiva, Ravana venerated Shiva with dedication. Satisfied by his supplications to God, Lord Shiva showed up before him and asked him what boon he needed. By this time Narada had asked Lord Vishnu to change Ravana's psyche. As an after effect of this plot, Ravana requires Lord Shiva and Parvathi, offers her to him. On his path once again to Lanka Narada tells Ravana that Lord had not given him the genuine Parvathi and that the true Parvathi was in Pathala. So Ravana liberates his companion, goes to Pathala and weds a lord's little girl, expecting her to be the genuine Parvathi. He then comes back to Lanka, where his mother requests from him the Linga. Ravana then comes to know of the traps played on him by Lord Vishnu. He accordingly petitions Lord Shiva once more, asking for his pardoning. Ruler Shiva shows up and this time, Ravana demands the Atmalinga as his shelter. Master Shiva consents to give him the aid with the condition that it might as well never be put on the ground. In the event that the Atmalinga was ever put on the ground, all the forces might come back to Lord Shiva again. Having acquired his aid, Ravana began over on his adventure to Lanka history will continue and finally he threw the piece of the AtmaLingato a place called Mrideshwara in the area of Kanduka-Giri (Kanduka Hill). Later known as Murudeshwara.



Murudeshwara Temple and Raja Gopura: This sanctuary is based the Kanduka Hill which is encompassed on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. It is devoted to the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is developed at the sanctuary. The sanctuary powers have instituted a lift that furnishes an amazing perspective of the 123-feet Lord Shiva Statue from the highest point of the Raja gopura. There is additionally a Rameshwar linga at the base of the knoll, where enthusiasts can do seva themselves. A Shaneswara sanctuary has been assembled by the icon of Lord Shiva. Two life-size elephants of concrete cement stand monitor at the steps expediting it. The whole sanctuary and sanctuary complex, incorporating the 237.5-feet-tall Raja Gopura, is one around the tallest, was built to its available structure by representative and altruist Shri. R. N. Shetty.

Statue of Lord Shiva:An immense towering statue of Lord Shiva, obvious from extraordinary separations, is available in the sanctuary complex. It is the third most astounding statue of Lord Shiva on the planet. The Tallest Lord Shiva statue is in Nepal regarded as the (kailashnath Mahadev Statue). The statue is 123 feet (37 m) in stature and took something like two years to rise. The statue was manufactured by Shivamogga's Kashinath and some different stone carvers, financed by businessperson and donor R.N. Shetty, at an expense of more or less 50 million Rs. The icon is outlined such that it gets the daylight straightforwardly and consequently shows up sparkling. Originally, the statue had four arms and was embellished in gold paint. On the other hand, substantial wind blasts brushed one arm off (the particular case that held a minor drum), and lashing of monsoon rains disintegrated the paint.

Murudeshwar Beach:Murudeshwar vacation spot has two wonderful sanctuaries and the statues are glorious. Anyhow the beach is utilized for angling and the ocean shore is occupied by crabs. One can see crabs diving openings in the sunny shore sand. Washing is not permitted in the beach since the ocean is possessed by crabs and individuals.

Distance from Karwar km
Best mode of commute Private/Public transport
Nearby Railway Station Bhatkal
Nearby Bus Station Bhatkal/Honnavar
Visiting Season Oct - May
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Catch the bus from Honnavar (26Km) or Bhatkal (15Km).


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