Famous temples in South India: PART 1

India is a land known to be a place of sanctity wherein all the religions and their places of worship are just as diverse as the country itself. Each establishment has its own elaborate historical and architectural significance. It seems impossible to sum up all of them in one single blogpost. So, let us break […]

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IDAGUNJI

After Murudeshwar, we had visited the Apsarakonda falls and were about to set out on the journey back home. We wanted to make sure that we hadn’t missed out on any more places. So we asked our friends on the CoRover Connect App to suggest places to visit, and we found out about a temple […]

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Statue Park

Murudeshwar is well known for the temple and its giant statue of Lord Shiva. But there are several other statues within the same complex, and this part of the complex is known as the statue park. A giant statue of a Nandi, the vahana of Lord Shiva, in scale to its master, sits facing him. […]

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SHIVA BY THE SHORE

Home to one of the most famous temples and the gigantic statue of Lord Shiva, Murudeshwar is well known for its religious atmosphere. But what binds this beautiful atmosphere is the beach. It helps form a perfect balance between nature and its creator. The beach has gentle tides and the silkiest of sands. It’s a […]

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The pond of angels

We were done with our stay at Murudeshwar and were about to leave, when we heard about Apsarakonda falls from a fellow tourist. We decided to check it out, since it was only 20kms away. Apsarakonda stands for the pond of angels, as it was believed that it was visited by angels. We reached the […]

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TOP 5 BEACHES OF KARNATAKA THAT YOU MUST VISIT

To have the cool salty breeze brushing across one’s face, as the waves make its way towards the shore and departs washing one’s feet, who stands overlooking the eternity of the ocean expanding till the horizon, swallowing up everything thrown at it. To realise that no one’s ego and vanity is ever greater than the […]

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The Mahayogi

Amidst the countless prayers and the energy of the devotees at Murudeshwar, there is a figure of calmness that stands high into the sky. It is the statue of the Mahayogi – A calm and meditative form of the Lord, who is otherwise known as the God of destruction. The sunshine reflecting off the lord […]

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MURUDESHWARA TEMPLE

ABOUT In the Uttara Karnataka District, is the beautiful town of Murudeshwar. On the Kanduka hillock of this town is the temple complex, which holds the main attractions of this town. At the entrance of the temple, are two life-sized elephant statues. The main Gopuram of the Murudeshwara temple, also known as Raja Gopuram is […]

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DIVING DEEP AT NETRANI

We inched close to the island. Netrani was a sight for sore eyes. The boat was anchored and I put on the diving gear and joined the scuba diving instructor, who was very friendly.  I took a deep breath and rolled into the sea water. It was all a blur at first. We ventured deeper […]

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THE LEGEND OF MURUDESHWARA

In the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Karnataka, is the picturesque town called Murudeshwara. Against the backdrop of a beautiful beach is the giant statue of Sri Mahayogi, which is Lord Shiva. The town gets its name from the deity of the temple, situated on the Kanduka hill. This temple has a 20-storied Gopura and is […]

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