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Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.
Major attractions
Murudeshwara Temple and Raja GopuraMurudeshwara Temple and Raja Gopura:    This temple is built on the Kanduka Hill which    is surrounded on three sides by the waters of    the Arabian Sea. It is a temple dedicated to    the Lord Shiva, and a 20-storied Gopura is    being constructed on the temple. Two life-size    elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps    leading to the temple. The entire temple and    temple complex, including the 249 feet tall    Raja Gopura, which is considered the tallest    gopura in the world, was constructed to its present form by businessman and philanthropist Mr. R. N.    Shetty.

Murudeshwara Fort: A fort present behind the temple.

Statue of Lord ShivaStatue of Lord Shiva: A huge towering statue    of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is    present in the temple complex. It is the tallest    statue of Shiva in the world. The statue is 123    feet (37 m) in    height, and took about 2 years    to build. The statue was built by Shivamogga's    Kashinath and several other sculptors,    financed by businessman and philanthropist    Mr R.N. Shetty, at a cost of approximately    50 million Rs. The idol is designed such that it    gets the sun light directly and thus appears    sparkling. Originally, the statue had four arms,    and was adorned in gold paint. However, large    wind gusts blew the arm off (the one that held    a small drum), and rains dissolved the paint.

Before massive construction and artificial garden, the hill behind the temple had beautiful nature trail with lots of trees, stunning view of sea and sunset.