5 Reasons to take your Grandparents to Murudeshwar

5 Reasons to take your Grandparents to Murudeshwar

Murudeshwar is a town in Bhatkal, Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka. Murudeshwar is a town, which is a perfect blend of spirituality and picturesque beauty. The meaning of the word Murudeshwar is a name of the Hindu god, Shiva and is well known for the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. Right from the divinity of the place and the spectacular entrance arch, Murudeshwar captivates the pilgrims. The spiritual relevance of the place, make it popular among those who would like to explore the religious trails in one go. As Murudeshwar offers numerous places to explore for all kinds of travelers, such as Murudeshwar Temple, Mirjan Fort, Netrani Island, and many more places. So to make your trip an exciting one for your grandparents, here are 5 reasons to take your grandparents to the holy adobe of Lord Shiva.

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1. Murudeshwara Shiva Temple

Murudeshwar Shiva Temple is surrounded by the Arabian Sea on the three sides, this granite temple offers a breathtaking scenery to the visitors. The legend of Murudeshawar dates back to the age of Ramayana. The monuments and sculptures in and around the temple add to it stunning beauty. For those looking for a peaceful pilgrimage, Murudeshwar is the perfect place.

2. Worlds Second Largest Lord Shiva Statue

Worlds Second Largest Lord Shiva Statue

The world's second largest Lord Shiva Statue in Murdeshwar will make your journey a memorable and spiritual experience for your grandparents. The most astonishing and panoramic way of reaching this place from Goa or Mangalore is by Konkan Railways. Even from a great distance, you will be able to see the huge statue of Lord Shiva. After Nepal’s Shiva Statue, this one stands as the world’s second largest. This 123 feet statue stands as Murudeshwar’s landmark.

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3. Sculpture depicting Geetopadesha by Lord Krishna to Arjuna

Sculpture depicting Geetopadesha by Lord Krishna to Arjuna

Remember the stories your dadi used to tell you from the Mahabharata? Our childhood has passed listening to these exciting stories and it’s time for you and your grandparents to relive this experience. In the temple complex, you will find sculpture depicting Lord Krishna giving Geetopadesha to Arjuna, beautiful enough to take you back to your childhood days!

4. 249 Feet Rajagopura

249 Feet Rajagopura

Rajagopura at the entrance of the Murudeshwara Temple is the world’s tallest standing pyramidal tower. This 22 storeyed gopura is a freshly added masterpiece and is the only one in the world with elevators.

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5. Mirjan Fort

Mirjan Fort

While visiting Murudeshwar, a number of travelers tend to miss a mesmerizing structure. Built over 4 hectares, Mirjan Fort has been home to many Mughal and Deccan rulers over the centuries. Mirjan Fort is less promoted and talked about, thus making it a misknown attraction. This is a perfect place to visit post-monsoon, During this period the fort gets layered with a beautiful mat of moss.

Not only the alluring temple and the stunning sculptures, but Murudeshwar also has numerous things to appeal to the visitors of all age. The beauty of this coastal town will surely be a relaxing, rejuvenating and spiritual experience for your grandparents. So, pack your back and start your summer journey with this holy town!



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