After a day well spent in Gokarna, next day we left for the another famous destination that is : Murudeshwara. I was going there for a second time. First time, it was with parents and this time with husband. To reach there from Gokarna, we had to change two buses and it took two hours.
For those who do not know about the place : Murudeshwara is the shrine of Lord Shiva, famous among the locals. It is located in the Uttar Kannada district of Karnataka on the beautiful coast. It is the same place mentioned in the famous mythological story of Ravana and Lord Ganesha, where Lord Ganesha in disguise trick Ravana and keep Shivlinga on the ground, where today this temple is built ( For detailed story refer Google).
It is being said that the Giant statue of Shiva which is located here, is the second highest statue of Shiva in the world. Apart of it, the tall temple building is architectural marvel showing outstanding engineering skill of the Indian architectures of that era. There is also a manmade cave there, which you can explore in nominal fee of Rs. 10/- which is a statue museum actually, unfolding tale of Ravana and Ganesha, because of which this temple was built. We took lots of pictures here which illustrate beauty of the location.