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Mahabaleswara Temple

Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Ranked #2 of 10 Attractions in Gokarna
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Peaceful and calm temple. When we went it was crowded and had to stand for a long queue. In this temple man's has to take their shirts off and then to be entered. It was crowded but peaceful.

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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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