Lord Shiva is known as Murudeshwar here and this temple is set beautifully right on the sea shore atop a small hill. The massive tower in front of the temple is magnificent and so is the huge image of Siva .The temple is surrounded on all three sides by water.
Once inside the temple, the sanctum houses Shivalinga and there are sub shrines around the temple.
The interior of the temple is maintained well . The breathtaking view of sea from the terrace of the temple is something that one should experience as I am at a loss for right choice of words.
It is believed that the deity here is the Atma Linga which Ravana received from Lord Shiva himself as he wanted to take it with him to Lanka. Read the legend here.
The massive tower of the temple has 20 storeys and an elevator helps devotees to reach the top of the tower .
Don't miss the stunning view of Maravanthe beach,here the river Jog is running parallel to the sea with road running in between when one approaches Marudeshwar from Kundapur.
This temple is situated in Bhatkal taluk and is in North Kannada.