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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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Bangalore, India
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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Sao Paulo, SP
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
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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Chennai (Madras), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

Pleasure to be here and know the history of this place, do not expect to be clean this place is a mess. Local authority is notr even bothered about it. The Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna is a Hindu temple located in Gokarna, a Hindu religious pilgrimage centre in Uttara Kannada district in the Indian state of Karnataka. A Pranalinga (Pranalinga is... More

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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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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