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Mahabaleswara Temple

Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Ranked #3 of 10 attractions in Gokarna
Type: Religious Sites
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Here is a place with lot of spirituality Must visit for spiritual people. Very old one and various stories are related to it. Perfect place if you want to tour temple in Karnataka

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The temple is located at left turn on NH17 while entering from Goa side. It is a very old temple. Opens between 6 am to 1 pm and 5 pm to 9 pm. Near to the beach, but beach is very dirty.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

The Mahabaleswara Temple is a centuries old magnificent ancient structure. It is a revered holy place of Lord Shiva. The entry into the temple has some dress codes and restrictions which have to be strictly complied. The temple is closed for 'darshan' from 2 pm to 5 pm which is a big put off. It id felt that with the... More

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bangalore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2014

One of the famous piligrimage centres of Karnataka, here lies a piece of Shiva's Athma Linga.One cannot see the Linga ( in fact it is a piece of the linga ) as the same is submerged , But one truly feels blessed as we can touch the tip of the same.The model of the submerged linga is kept for public... More

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Pune
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

Exciting to see my first real bull! Handsome and powerful fellow tied within the temple, alongside were a cow & calf too. Women are requested to be in ethnic wear though my ankle length skirt did not raise any eyebrows. Men have to remove shirts and visit bare chested. The shivalingam itself is unlike anything you have seen before- because... More

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Bangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

Ravana son of Poulasya Brahmin was a staunch devotee of Lord Shiva. He had a strong physique, stronger skill and had strongest will power in implementing his shame or ideas. His mother used to make Shivalinga out of sand on the seashore and worship it every day. One day the Sea god purposely washed off that Shivalinga with his lengthy... More

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Kuwait City, Kuwait
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

lovely temple, was very informative. wish they had tour guides there, or perhaps some information written in its importance. thanks to google I got my info on the temple and how its relevant to Indians.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

5 minutes walking distance from KSRTC bus stand, located near Gokarna beach, not crowded temple, can see many big sized Ox there. Priests pitch for taking their help but dont entertain. Have to remove shoe, socks, shirt/t-shirt before entering main temple of Lord Shiva. Serve free food every day-lunch and dinner.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

You can visit this temple in shorts, skirts or dresses unlike most of the temples. Here the devotion matters more than the clothes and other religious beliefs !

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Chennai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2014

The Mahabaleshwar temple, Gokarna, is located in Uttara Kannada district, facing the Arabian Sea. 'Atmalinga', also known as ' Pranalinga', adorns his temple, and it is believed to shower and rain blessings on a devotee, who casts a glance at it even from the corner of his eyes.....then imagine.......how blessed will the devotees be, who get a chance to touch... More

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