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Mahabaleswara Temple

Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Ranked #3 of 10 things to do in Gokarna
Type: Religious sites, Sights & Landmarks
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

Mahabaleswara temple is main temple from Gokarna. Temple timings are from 6AM to 12PM and then 5PM to 8.30PM. Temple is loacted in the heart of gokarana and after certain point only auto are allowed. Temple poojari asks you for abhishik and if you said no then they will not entertain you or will show interest in answering your queries.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

1. As other temples, this temple closes at the noon and opens at 5. 2. Poojari's will be busy in counting their collections and/or asking for your offerings instead of uttering mantras. 3. Way to the temple is too narrow after you enter the city, though it is one way route you will encounter rash driving auto's in the opposite... More 

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Mumbai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The temple opens at 0600 hrs in the morning and closes at 1200 hrs .Thereafter it re opens at 1700 hrs till 2000 hrs.The temple is ancient and built with soild granite stones and awe inspiring. There is line for darshan which is long on important days such as Mondays or Shivratri. There is also a counter for seva to... More 

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Coimbatore, India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

atmalinga present here can be touched & prayed. Temple is of a unique construction. I could feel the power of God. I am sure of one becoming humble on visiting this temple. Very historic. Pious place to go and learn. Not much of lodging available. You may have to stay at Ankola or Murudeswar to visit. 10 km away from... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2015

We had been here on 26th January. 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, but you... More 

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Nice Temple very good and spiritual experience. Gents may be asked to remove their shirts. Gents are advised to carry a dhoti (not compulsory though). You can have a blessings of Ganesha, Parvathi and Shiva as all temples are near by.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

This is place where Ravana placed the Shiva Linga which he carried from Himalayas. Temple is very close to Highway and railway station. Also there is a beach near temple. Devotees are allowed to touch the Atmalinga during 6:00 AM to 12:30 PM and 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. So I will highly recommend to visit Temple when you can... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

Temple is good, but the pandas around aren't :) Men need to go shirtless.Evening timings are 5 to 8:30 around.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This is the main attraction of Gokarna. Situated at the center of the market. Foreigners are not allowed in the temple. Beach is very close to the temple.

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Marbella
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We walked round the temple several times as the place was pure magic. Wether you are a Hindu or nor this place like many wonderful temples gives you a sense of the spiritual nature of man..the sounds, the smells and the sights of unfamiliar gods all being honoured by their devotees. It was lovely.

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