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Mahabaleswara Temple

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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Auspicious and clean

Its clean and organized, with people not creating much chaos. Darshan of atmalinga and pandit allowing it to touch was very good experience.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Its clean and organized, with people not creating much chaos. Darshan of atmalinga and pandit allowing it to touch was very good experience.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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. After visiting the garbhagrih as the entire setting complete with the vedic hymns chanting & the floral decoration of Lord Shiva aathma linga makes you feel blessed. Do not forget to see the hand-drawn huge chariot of Lord Shiva; a wonderful masterpiece... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

Gokarna and the Mahabaleshwar Temple are as ancient as they come. 2 mins with the wiki page and that is evident enough. Today, they are also off the beaten track (even in our day and age of over-exposure) and have been frequented by hippies as the third vertex in their triangle (the other 2 being Goa and Hampi). The temple... More 

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New Delhi, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

Small non crowded and beautiful temple, its in a compound surrounded by the math kind of architecture and the whole temple is a delight for any one who is interested in religion or old architecture. The authentic and old temple building is still excellently preserved through tradition. No middlemen and other problems found in commercialized religious places.

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Chennai (Madras), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

This is the atma linga of lord shivan and we ourself can do the abhishekam in this temple. Good vibration in this temple.

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Thank sathyaswat
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

This temple is considered to be very old and story starts from Ramayana times. As per purana, Ravana through he was a Rakshasa (demon) was a brahmin and great devotee of Lord Shiva. After great penance he gets Shiva's Atmalinga but with a condition that Linga will get deep rooted if kept on ground. He was returning from Himalayas to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016

Left Kumta early by 6:30AM for Gokarna temple darshan. Reached temple by 7:30 and performed Navadhanya and panchamrutha Abhshekha to the Lord Shiva atma linga. Very pleasant visit and experience. Had visited Goddess Parvati and Ganesha temples and came back to Kumta by 10AM.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

A spritual heaven and perhaps the only place where you are allowed to do abhishekh puja on the atma linga and alowed to touch it. If you visit early morning there is less rush and you can do puja peacefully. You will be provided reciept for every puja done by you.

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

Every body feels blessed and spiritually charged after Puja. I would like to say every one who visits here to perform Abhishekam which gives to an energy..

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

As the Legend goes, It is considered that when Ravan was carrying the Sivalinga to Lanka after getting it from Lord Shiva - he was at Gokarna and asked a small boy (Lord Ganesha in disguise) to hold the Linga so that he can complete his daily rituals and informed the boy that the Linga should not be placed on... More 

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