Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Lord Shiva at Murudeshwar

A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the tallest statue of Shiva in the world. The statue is 123 feet (37 m) in height, and took about 2 years to build.
This monolith 15 metre High concrete statue of Lord Shiva is at
Murudeshwar, beside a 500 year old Shiva Temple, a sea-side village and a Hindu pilgrimage Centre, about 120 kms South of Karwar. The story behind this Temple Village is a part of the Thousands-years old Hindu Mythology, which is here

Ohm Beach in Gokarn

This the OHM Beach of Gokarn, 60 kms down South of Karwar, and 15 kms from the National Highway no.17. This beach has been the preferred destination for many western travellers, and Hippies, due to its location, suroundings, privacy, non-commercial flavour, etc.A newly laid Tarmac Road takes us bang on the beach, and this has brought many local tourists, who generally do not venture to places not connected by a proper Road. Hence the crowd is more comprised by local tourists, who generally venture out inthe sea, without knowing ABC's of swimming.. it is estimated that at least one life is lost every week, this way.