Murudeshwara is a town in Bhatkal, Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. It is famous for the Murdeshwara temple which is built on Kanduka Hill and surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian Sea. This temple is dedicated to Sri Lokankara, and a 20-storied Raj 'gopura' (tower) is constructed at the temple. A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is located in the temple complex.

It is the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. This statue is 123 feet (37 m) in height and took about two years to build. It was built by Shivamogga's Kashinath and several other sculptors, financed by businessman and philanthropist Rama Nagappa Shetty, at a cost of approximately 50 million rupees. The tallest Shiva statue is in Nepal, known as the Kailashnath Mahadev Statue with a height of 143 feet (44 m).

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