A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, 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. The idol is designed such that it gets the sun light directly and thus appears sparkling.
Murudeshwara is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murudeshwara" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva. Famous for the world's tallest Shiva statue, this beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is famous for the Murudeshwara Temple.