Friday, February 16, 2007

MAHASHIVRATRI.....

Today is MAHASHIVRATRI and on this occasion I want to share with you some photographs which i clicked last year when i visited MURDESHWAR .


The statue of lord shiva is fabulous and grand , its something that you will see only once in a while.
I have clicked photos from various distances and even at twilight when it looks so beautiful .





i have sources this information from here.

Situated between Honnaar and Bhatkal, 1 Km off the National Highway is the scenic holy place of Murdeshwar. The temple is about 12 Kms from Bhatkal. The palace is believed to have been sanctified by a piece of the Pranalinga of Gokarna's Mahabaleshwara thrown by the demon Ravana. The temple here has been renovated recently and has some beautiful carving and statue. With the roaring sea to the west, the towering hills to the east and the coconut and areca groves nearby the temple attracts a lot of devotees and tourists as well. The temple is well-known for its intricate Dravidian-style sculptures.
The world’s tallest idol of Lord Shiva is all set to come up at Murudeshwar, already famous for its ancient temple on the seashore. The idol of Neelakanta is 123 feet tall and has taken nearly two years to build. The idol was built at a cost of around Rs 1 crore by Shimoga’s Kashinath, his son Sridhar and several other sculptors. The idol is designed so that it catches the sun’s eye and thus appear sparkling.
While touring this land of picture-postcard scenery, be sure to witness some of the quaint rituals of 'Bhuta' worship, Nagamandala and the demon dance.

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