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Mahabaleswara Temple

Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Ranked #3 of 10 Attractions in Gokarna
Type: Religious Sites, Cultural
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Bangalore, India
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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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Mysore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

The temple is really worth a visit, its a very old temple facing the ocean. The temple and the town gives you the feel of Malgudi days. Inside the temple for the i was surprised that they allow you to touch the Linga had never had such an experience any where else. Its a nice temple to visit.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

The Mahabaleswara Temple was considered to be a free hold of the local priests/pandas who used to trouble the devotees. Now that is all history. The temple office has a list of sevas one can do listed in the temple and this includes the dakshina of the priest also. They provide you with a priest who has an ID card... More

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Thane, Maharashtra, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

A beautiful place on the shore of Arabian sea full of greenery and pleasant atmosphere where you can enjoy nature and also worship atmaling of lord Shiva. Just 150 k.m. from Madgaon (Goa) wel connected by Konkan Railway. You will enjoy visiting this place.

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Bangalore, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Temple is very old and has a lot of history attached. watchout for priests around trying to convince you to do different kind of poojas. Good to know the history of the temple before you visit, so that you wont be surprised once you are inside.

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Stavanger, Norway
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Being a spiritual person and devotee of Lord Shiva i liked it. It is nicely organized and has a high value amoung other temples of Lord Shiva across the country.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2014

This temple has an old history and you should not miss it if you are there!! An amazing place for hindus and non-hindus as well!

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Hyderabad, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

simplicity of the priests and people over there. Temple surroundings were full of cows which is another attraction to me.

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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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