Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar -



Murudeshwar is 160 Kms from Mangalore, 120 kms from Karwar and 62 Kms from Kollur. Various Government & Private Buses ply daily to Murudeshwara from Mangalore, Udupi, Bhatkal, Honnavar and Kundapur.
The nearest railhead is Murudeshwar (Konkan Railway) about 2 kms.
The nearest airport is Mangalore (160 Kms).


The sea is an intrinsic part of the temple scape at Murudeshwar. The sea surrounds the temple towering on the small hill called Kanduka Giri on three sides. A huge 15 m. statue of Shiva towers over the town and has an overwhelming presence. The statue, which is only a couple of years old, is in a complex which encompasses the 500-year-old Shiva temple.


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. The temple is covered with Chalukya and Kadamba sculptures in the Dravidian style and is believed to be located on the spot where Ravana flung the cloth covering the Atma Linga at Gokarna while lifting it. Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to the temple. The temple has several other beautiful carvings and statues that date back to a few centuries. There is also a huge fort behind the temple said to have been renovated by Tipu sultan, the ruler of



Mysore

.

A mammoth Shiva Statue overlooks the sea and the mountains at Murudeshwar, which was recently constructed. Also under construction is the sky-scraper Gopuram, which is expected to be complete in a year or two.



Accomodation Options :-


Benzy Intercontinental
Village Maveelli Post,
Murudeshwar,
Uttara Kannada - 581 350
Tel: 08385-260565
Tariff Range: Rs. 400/- to Rs. 600/-

Hotel Murdeshwara Boarding And
Lodging
Temple Road,
Bhatkal,
Murudeshwar,
Uttara Kannada - 581 350
Tel: 08385-260479, 260480
Tariff Range: Rs. 250/- to Rs. 350/-


Murudeshwar Guest House
R N Shetty Trust,
Bhatkal,
Murudeshwar,
Uttara Kannada - 581 350
Tel: 08385-268860
Tariff Range: Rs. 210/- to Rs. 4150/-

RNS Yatrinivas
Off NH 17,
Murudeshwar,
Uttara Kannada - 581 350
Tel: 08385-260060, 268990
Fax: 0838-560427
Web site: www.naveenhotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 1000/- to
Rs. 4000/-+Tax

Naveen Beach Resort
Off NH 17,
Murudeshwar
Uttara Kannada - 581 350
Tel: 08385-260415; 260428
Fax: 08385 - 560427
Web site: www.naveenhotels.com
Tariff Range: Rs. 1600/- +Tax




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