Murdeshwar (Kannada: ಮುರುಡೇಶ್ವರ) is a town in the Bhatkal Taluk of Uttara Kannada district in the state of Karnataka, India. "Murdeshwar" is another name of the Hindu god Shiva, know for the world's second tallest Shiva statue being inaugrated on June 21, 2010, called kailashnath mahadev in kailash puri. "Murdeshwar" beach town lies on the coast of the Arabian Sea and is also famous for the Murdeshwar Temple. 14°05′39.48″N 74°29′4.2″E / 14.0943°N 74.4845°E / 14.0943; 74.4845