Sri Murdeswarar temple is located in the holy village known as Bhatkal, in the district of Uttara Kannada, in the state of Karnataka in Southern India. The primary deity of this temple is Murdeswarar (Lord Shiva) and his consort is none.
The holy tree of this temple is Vilwa. The holy water of this temple is spring water. The agamam or pooja of this temple is known as Kameeyam. This temple is about 1000-2000 years old in this region. The historical name of this spot is Bhatkal.
The festivals that marks this particular shrine are New Year day as per the English calendar and Kannada traditional calendar, Tirukarthikai in November-December, Mahashivrathri in February-March, Skanda Sashti in October-November, Margazhi Tiruvadhirai in December-January, Amavasya, Vaikunta Ekadashi day and Pournami are celebrated with much devotion and dedication at this particular shrine.
On the day of Shivarathri, a special pujas and rituals are conducted for the pilgrims and devotees at this temple. In this temple, Shivarathri day is celebrated with festivity. It is one of the ancient temples that belong to Lord Shiva in this region. It is often visited by local population of this district. It is a shrine that is dedicated to Lord Shrine in this region.
Special pujas and rituals are conducted on the day of Shivarathri with great dedication and devotion. People throng this shrine on all the auspicious days and festive days. It is the most sought after temple in this region and in the district. Head priest of this temple supervises all the activities and functions.
Address – Sri Murdeswarar temple, Bhatkal, Uttara Kannada, Karnataka