This temple is built on Kanduka Hill which is surrounded on three sides by the waters of the Arabian sea. The temple is entirely modernised with exception of the sanctum sanctorum. The town is located 13 km from the taluk headquarters of Bhakthkal.
The main attraction of this temple is the 20-storied giant Gopura, The Temple’s authority also installed a lift to behold the view of the 123 feet Shiva Idol from the top of the Raja gopura. The Rajagopuram is 249 feet tall.
Two life-size elephants in concrete stand guard at the steps leading to it. There are statues of Sun Chariot on side of a park, pool, statues depicting Arjuna listening to Geethopadesam from Lord Krishna. Another attraction of this temple is Giant Shiva statue, 2nd tallest in the world.
– Viswanath Venkat Dasari
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