Murdeshwar temple gopuram. The gopuram or gopura is a monumental tower, usually ornate, at the entrance of any temple, especially in Southern India. This forms a prominent feature of temples of the Dravidian style. They function as gateways through the walls that surround the temple complex.
The 237.5-feet-tall Raja Gopura, is the second tallest gopuras of India.
This temple is dedicated to Sri Lokankara(another name of Lord Shiva which means the creator of three worlds) and the temple authorities have also installed a lift that provides a breath-taking view of the 123-feet Sri Shiva idol from the top of the Raja gopura(20 storeys) .
There is also a Shaneswar temple built next to this.
Murdeshwar, a town in the state of Karnataka is famous for it's Shiva statue which is the second tallest in the world. This town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is near to many other known destinations like Jog falls, Gokarna and Dandeli. The statue is about 123 feet(37m) in height and took about two years to build.