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Mahabaleswara Temple

Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Ranked #4 of 10 Attractions in Gokarna
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Nice small temple. The temple employees are helpful and friendly. Small deity, formed on its own. Any devotee can touch the god. Nice!

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

Less crowded and any temple is good with less crowd :) Its just that you have to get your shirts off before entering the temple :P

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Its an old temple near the Gokarna beach and has a large influx of people. You will find several priests right from near the gates till the line inside the temple trying to rope you in for special darshans and poojas. Men are required to remove their shirts while entering the temple.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

The temple is comparatively big, and crowds are huge especially on weekends. Mostly are local crowds, as the tourists apparently stay away from the town.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Located in Gorkarna village near the Gokarna beach. Also known as Dakshin kashi - an important place for the Hindus, also known as one of the Muktisthala. Temple needs upkeep and maintenance. With the kind of influx of people into the village and temple, if the local authorities dont think about implementing systems etc, disaster s are waiting to happen.... More 

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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The temple is really worth a visit, its a very old temple facing the ocean. The temple and the town gives you the feel of Malgudi days. Inside the temple for the i was surprised that they allow you to touch the Linga had never had such an experience any where else. Its a nice temple to visit.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Mahabaleswara Temple was considered to be a free hold of the local priests/pandas who used to trouble the devotees. Now that is all history. The temple office has a list of sevas one can do listed in the temple and this includes the dakshina of the priest also. They provide you with a priest who has an ID card... More 

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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A beautiful place on the shore of Arabian sea full of greenery and pleasant atmosphere where you can enjoy nature and also worship atmaling of lord Shiva. Just 150 k.m. from Madgaon (Goa) wel connected by Konkan Railway. You will enjoy visiting this place.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Temple is very old and has a lot of history attached. watchout for priests around trying to convince you to do different kind of poojas. Good to know the history of the temple before you visit, so that you wont be surprised once you are inside.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Being a spiritual person and devotee of Lord Shiva i liked it. It is nicely organized and has a high value amoung other temples of Lord Shiva across the country.

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