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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Very close to Gokarna beach

Located very near to Gokarna beach and bus terminus.Nothing much to tell about temple, as it is all about beliefs. Tourist can keep luggage in luggage room free of cost inside... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Thrissur
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

The mahabaleswara temple in gokarna seems to be a normal temple. But the iswara there is lord Shiva in the form of atma linga. Inside the shrine we are allowed to insert our hand in a hole where dharas etc are performed. It was informed that the linga is inside the hole and one can feel of this. Other deities... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This is like Gaya-Kashi of the north,here Peoples are allowed to touch and feel the Lingam in this temple. One you reach the vicinity of the temple we were there during the rainy days. The temple has restrictions about dress code. The temple premise is huge, and the look of the temple is beautiful inside. The temple is situated inside... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

As a place it's beautiful, but the poojaris there turn the temple into a business outpost to reap every visitor and in case you are new to any poojas or sevas then you may possibly end up paying these people a lot of money. Better visit the counters for any such offerings and visit the temple directly.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

This is place is named as GOKARNA, since Lord Mahabaleswar idol is in the shape of cow ear. This idol is AATHMA LINGA of Lord Siva, which established by Lord ganesha. This KSHETHRAM was rejuvenated by Holy Saints like Sree Padavallabha and others. It is one of the place, by touching the idol one will be purified and attain moksha... More 

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Located very near to Gokarna beach and bus terminus.Nothing much to tell about temple, as it is all about beliefs. Tourist can keep luggage in luggage room free of cost inside temple.

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Panaji, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This ancient Shiva Temple has Jyotilinga which is worshipped by Hindus. Men needs to be shirtless to enter the Garbha to perform puja and Abhishek. The temple itself has a counter offering various types of puja / Abhishek, so that the local priests do not take pilgrims for ride. The Deity Lord Shiva is said to fulfill wishes/ prayers. Goddess... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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

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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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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