June 20, 2014

Murudeshwar Temple and Scuba Diving

Murudeshwar is 100 Kms From Udupi, Karnataka. The Lord Shiva Statue is the World's second largest statue. The temple Tower (Gopura) is a 18 storeyed tower and there is a lift which you can pay and goto top to get a wonderful view of the Arabian Sea and the Shiva statue. Refer Wiki for more details http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Murudeshwara

RNS Residency is the only stay option which is inside the temple comlpex and on the beach with good sea view. Refer my review in TripAdvisor, Tripadvisor Link: http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g1071655-d1029173-r159414777-RNS_Residency-Murudeshwara_Karnataka.html#REVIEWS

But recent reviews are not seem to be good. Refer the below blog which has more details about it.
For Scuba Diving Refer to my friend's Blog which has good details http://journeys2remember.blogspot.in/2014/05/scuba-diving-in-netrani-we-did-it.html

Trip Planning - Temples

Refer my blog for the temples to visit and details: Temples

1. Udupi Shri Krishna Temple
2. Kollur Mookambiga Temple
3. Dharmastala Manjunatha Temple and Monolith Gomateshwara(Bahupali) Statue
4. Kukke Subramanya Temple
5. Murudeshwar Temple (this post)

Bisle Ghat is near Kukke and see my other blog for pics: Bisle Ghat

In Udupi you have plenty of stay options and we stayed at Hotel Century Executive which is good. Refer my review: http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g737164-d1550103-r159410367-Hotel_Century_Executive-Udupi_Karnataka.html#REVIEWS
Note: Refer to tripadvisor for other options as well.

In Kukke we stayed at Sri Krishna Residency. Refer my review: http://www.tripadvisor.in/ShowUserReviews-g4765183-d4754590-r160174573-Sri_Krishna_Residency-Sullia_Karnataka.html#REVIEWS
Note: Refer to tripadvisor for other options.

Trip Planning - Leisure

1. Udupi Beaches - Refer this blog http://journeys2remember.blogspot.in/2011/02/india-travel-blog-udupi-karavali-stmarysisland-bekal-mangalore-.html
Note: On the beach there are many activities happening. i.e. para sailing, water bikes...etc
2. Gokarna Om beach - Beautiful beach shaped like Om
4. Bisle Ghat near Kukke Subramanya Temple - Beautiful drive and view point
5. Scuba diving in Murudeshwar
6. Jog Falls (close to Murudeshwar)

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View of the Temple Tower and beach from the room in RNS Residency, Notice the water level and see the last photo. 

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Restaurant on the Beach.... Notice the water level and check the last photo... !!

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View of Beach from your room in RNS Residency.... 

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View of the beach restaurant from the 18th Floor of Temple Tower

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View of the beach from 18th floor of the Temple Tower

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Amazing view of the Shiva Statue from 18th floor of Temple Tower

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One of the Temple Tower in the temple complex..

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Golden Chariot in the temple complex.. beautiful

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Two big elephants in the entrace

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View of the Shiva Statue

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Many sculptures depicting different Hindu mythology

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View of the Temple Tower

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All the sculptures are so beautiful

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Wov.... Amazing.... 

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View of the beach from the temple complex

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Just below the Shiva statue inside the temple complex, the Hindu mythologies are depicted in beautiful and colorful sculptures. 
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Ravana trying to remove the Lingam but he could not.... 

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Scene from the Mahabharatha story. Amazingly beautiful. See the color. 

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Another view

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Close look at Lord Krishna and Arjun.... 

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Another view

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Beautiful view of Lord Shiva....

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Closer Look

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His hands are resting on Snake's head.... Wov... amazing.... 


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See the snakes on hands and elsewhere.... 

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View of Sunset and do you see Lord SuryaNarayana ? Somehow got them together in this picture !! 

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Really amazing... 

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It is getting dark..... another good view

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Closer look.... Snake on his neck, beautiful Rudraksha and look at his eyes... !!

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Nandi or Bull

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Another View along with Nandi

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Many sculptures are around and reminds us many stories we read in childhood 

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It is almost dark now and lightings are on...... another beautiful view with lightings

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Beautiful Blue sky, good lighting... amazing view

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View of the tower and lightings

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I still did not feel like going back...took too many pics of Lord Shiva...

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Night view from the beach...

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Did you see the first photo? Now see the water levels. It is gone down. Near the beach restaurant the water levels retreated. 


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  1. Nice pictures and information!! I loved the Shiva statue with clouds in the backdrop>

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