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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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The origin and history of the temple is fascinating and the main reason for visiting the temple. Approach to the temple is a little narrow and car park is on the beach. As we... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2015
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

One thing about Gokarna temples, there are many touts. They try to sell Darshans to you. For those who are very religious and love pilgrimages, this place is more apt for you. Else, there is nothing special about this temple, like the others in Gokarna. Compared to other temples, there is a general gloom about the atmosphere of this temple.... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

The origin and history of the temple is fascinating and the main reason for visiting the temple. Approach to the temple is a little narrow and car park is on the beach. As we enter there are a number of people who accost you offering to do speacial Pooja. We stood in the queue and took about 20 minutes to... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015

We could not get to see the "Atma linga" as it is underground but I am told one can touch the same as there is a hole and people do abhishka there. Do check if any time in year they let people see the real "atma linga", that would be worth the lifetime!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Mahabaleshwar temple is at a walking distance from the Gokarna bus stop. As this temple has a very significant history, one should visit this temple. Attached to it is a Ganesh temple. It is said that first you should visit the Ganesh temple and then the main shiva temple. It is a clean temple and has lot of flower and... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

If you believe Lord Shiva... just visit there with empty mind and full of faith. Very very important religious place. Its a faith and worship. Don't perform any pooja except taking Darshan of Lord Shiva with clean mind and faith in him. can stay for 3, 4 days and also see and visit beaches all around there. Murdeshwar is worth... More 

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Pune, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

The sacred Shiva temple, its vast courtyards & the ornately carved stone structure takes you back in centuries. You can get total worship satisfaction as the temple trust offers various options of pooja offering at an apt fees & what more can one ask for you get to offer it with your own hands. One feels blessed after visiting the... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This is the main temple in Gokarna and there's an interesting mythological story associated with it. There are some people (may be temple priests, not sure) who ask you for some money to take you close to the 'shivlinga' and let you do the 'abhishek'. Do not entertain such people.

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Latur, Maharashtra, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015

We had been here on 18/04/2015. This temple is simply splendid. You are allowed to touch the God, that's the best part. You have to go in the morning between 6am and 12pm to touch the Shivling zit is one of the Athmalinga found. Between 12 and 4pm, they will not allow you to touch the Shivling

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

Gokarna is in Utthara Kannada. Main temple and deity is Lord Shiva who is also known as Maha Bhaleshwara . This temple hoses what is believed to be the original image of LORD shiva's lingam (Atmalinga)

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Navi Mumbai, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

I had the opportunity of visiting this old temple of lord Shiva which is famous for Atma Linga and I feel blessed. Beware of priests who exploit you with money in the name of God. I wanted to perform a pooja for the departed soul of my beloved father. One of the priests who told me the said pooja would... More 

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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
Location: Asia  >  India  >  Karnataka  >  Gokarna

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