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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Hi All Awesome temple to visit. First time i visited in my life to this place and was super thrilled because of the Atma linga darshan. Ammanavaru behind is also very good and... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

go in the evenings and you are treated as an equal. in the mornings they are selective of who gets in to pray. basically if youre not local or brahmin, stay out till after the first prayers

Thank visithra
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi All Awesome temple to visit. First time i visited in my life to this place and was super thrilled because of the Atma linga darshan. Ammanavaru behind is also very good and u will get devotion when you see, since i am a religious person i felt it was very peaceful during week days it is very calm and... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you go to the Mahabaleshwar Temple, or the nearby Ganpati temple, if they think you're a tourist, they will demand that you pay for some pujas, whether you want it or not. This was something our host warned us of, and advised us to stay away from. If you want to perform any pujas, pay for it only at... More 

Thank Sreesha_Diva
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We reached at 130pm..Temple was closed although official break hours are 2-430pm The place gives you an ancient vibe. While the temple was closed, the place had a very positive energy as we stood on the door. Will visit again keeping in mind the hours of operation.

Thank Sidhant A
Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015

I am not a religious person at all, but found the architecture and ambience mesmerizing. Heard a lot of stories from friends about the priests and cheats fleecing tourists here. Fortunately, when we visited they must be on their schedule brake :) Must see place while in Gokarna whether you believe in religion or not. Take time to appreciate the... More 

Thank RipenedFruit
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2015

Wonderful experience at the temple, its not well maintained though. One can go for sparsh darshan of aatma Linga during the restricted timings specified by the temple management. Om beach is next to the temple. Temple management serves lunch free of charge. One should first visit ganapati temple followed by shiva temple.

Thank Sujit Kumar B
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2015

A place of worship and historical significance. It is actually not far away from Kudle beach but the auto guys may charge a bomb to take you there. So walk if you are put up near Kudle.

Thank ideepakc
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2015

The temple is magnificent and the history is well known. Lord Shiva rests here and it's a bliss to visit this temple at least once. For first time goers, an advice is to stay away from touts who promise excellent darshan and demand money for the same. Some of them are priests. Encouraging such a thing is bad for the... More 

Thank drnaveenbp
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2015

A nice old temple near to Gokarna beach, easily accessible on foot from KSRTC Bus stop. I liked it but not everyone may agree.

Thank Anindita B
Thane, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015

The temple has a great story and is very important for Hindus. This linga was supposed to be taken to Sri Lanka by Ravana. It is one of the temples where you can do rituals for your forefathers or ancestors. The shiva linga is 6 foot under the ground. One can touch the top of linga which is like a... More 

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