Statue of Lord Shiva

[caption id="attachment_4051" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Statue of Lord Shiva"]Statue of Lord Shiva[/caption] Have A Look And Share As much As possible.. Murudeshwara (Kannada:) 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 second-tallest Shiva statue, Murudeshwara beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murudeshwara Temple. Statue of Lord Shiva: [1] A huge towering statue of Lord Shiva, visible from great distances, is present in the temple complex. It is the second tallest statue of Lord Shiva in the world. (The tallest is in Nepal, was made by Kamal Jain, and is called Kailashnath Mahadev.) [2] The statue is 123 feet (37 m) in height and took about two years to build. The statue was built by Shivamogga's Kashinath and several other sculptors, financed by businessman and philanthropist R.N. Shetty, at a cost of approximately 50 million Rs. The idol is designed such that it gets the sunlight directly and thus appears sparkling. [3] Originally, the statue had four arms and was adorned in gold paint. However, large wind gusts blew the arm off (the one that held a small drum), and rain dissolved the paint.