"ॐ तत्पुरुषाय विद्ध्महे महादेवाय धिमाही तन्नो रूद्र: प्रचोदयात!!!"

Murdeshwar Temple , Karnataka

ॐ नमः शिवाय 
Om Namah Shivay
श्री मुर्डेश्वर महादेव , कर्नाटक 
Shree Murdeshwar Mahadev , Karnataka



Murdeshwar Temple in Located at Murdeshwar Town at Bhatkal Taluka at Karnataka , India. Its world second tallest Shiva Statue (123 Ft.).  The Town is known and famous because of Lord Shiva Temple. 

The Temple Built on the Kanduka Hills Surrounded by Arabian sea water by there sided.

Murdeshwar Temple is the second Tallest Gopuram (237.5 Ft.). Temple Installed Lift in Gopuram.you can go on top and see beautiful view. 

Its Located Near to Mangalore City , Karnataka.





How To Reach : -
By Flight :
Nearest Airport is Mangalore it 137 Kilometer from Murdeshawar.

By Train :

There are regular trains from other major cities of the country to Murudeshwara.
Railway Station(s): Murdeshwar (MRDW)

BY BUS :-
Murudeshwara is well connected to other major cities of the country via regular buses. Bus Station(s): Murudeshwar

For Story About Temple and Photo Gallery Click on Below Link.



Story About Temple :-
The origin of the name "Murdeshwar" dates to the time of Ramayana.
The Hindu gods attained immortality and invincibility by worshiping a divine Linga called the Atma-Linga.
The Lanka King Ravana wanted to attain immortality by obtaining the Atma-Linga (Soul of Shiva).
Since the Atma-Linga belonged to Lord Shiva, Ravana worshipped Shiva with devotion.
Pleased by his prayers, Lord Shiva appeared before him and asked him what he wanted.
Ravana asked for the Atma-Linga. Lord Shiva agreed to give him the boon on the condition that it should never be placed on the ground before he reaches Lanka. 
If the Atma-Linga was ever placed on the ground, it would be impossible to move it. Having obtained his boon, Ravana started back on his journey to Lanka.
Narada, who came to know of this incident, realised that with the Atma-Linga, Ravana may obtain immortality and wreak havoc on earth. 
He approached Lord Ganesh and requested him to prevent the Atma-Linga from reaching Lanka. 
Lord Ganesh knew that Ravana was a very devoted person who performed prayer rituals every evening without fail. 
He decided to make use of this fact and came up with a plan to confiscate the Atma-Linga from Ravana.
As Ravana was nearing Gokarna, Lord Vishnu blotted out the sun to give the appearance of dusk.
 Ravana now had to perform his evening rituals but was worried because with the Atma-Linga in his hands, 
he would not be able to do his rituals. At this time, Lord Ganesh in the disguise of a Brahmin boy accosted him. 
Ravana requested him to hold the Atma-Linga until he performed his rituals, and asked him not to place it on the ground. 
Ganesh struck a deal with him saying that he would call Ravana thrice, and if Ravana did not return within that time, he would place the Atma-Linga on the ground.
Ravana returned to find that Ganesh had already placed the Atma-Linga on the ground. Vishnu then removed his illusion and it was daylight again. 
Ravana, realising that he had been tricked, tried to uproot and destroy the linga. Due to the force exerted by Ravana, some pieces were scattered.
One such piece from the head of the linga is said to have fallen in present-day Surathkal. The famous Sadashiva temple is said to be built around that piece of linga. 
Then he decided to destroy the covering of the Atma-Linga, and threw the case covering it to a place called Sajjeshwar, 37 kilometers away. 
Then he threw the lid of the case to a place called Guneshwar (now Gunavanthe) and Dhareshwar, 16-19 kilometers away. 
Finally, he threw the cloth covering the Atma-Linga to a place called Mrideshwara in Kanduka-Giri (Kanduka Hill). 
Mrideshwara has been renamed to Murdeshwar.


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