Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

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Dravidian in style, Mahabaleswara Temple remains a major Hindu site, dedicated to Shiva Linga. Probably built in the 4th century, the temple includes a carved stone image of Lord Shiva--the deity is depicted in the standing position, with two arms. Although the temple itself isn't quite so ancient, the Shiva image is allegedly well over 1,000 years old. Our Gokarna sightseeing website makes visiting Mahabaleswara Temple and other Gokarna attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • Mahabaleshwara temple is famous as gokarna mahabaleshwara. Its in the middle of the gokarna city. Must visit place.  more »
  • The temple is near to Gokarna beach. It is very famous and unique for Atma linga. This shiv temple very well maintained and it has offer free lunch for devotees. Must visit place if you are a religiou...  more »
  • Shiva purana revisited - This is how you feel once you know the story behind Atmalinga, the legend Ravana and his visit to Gokarna. It took us 2 hrs on a long weekend to seek darshan. T-shirts are not...  more »

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Close to the temples of Gokarna lie a number of guesthouses and simple hotels, most dating back to when the town was solely a place of pilgrimage. Look to the coast for the accommodations more popular with international visitors. By the main beaches, choose from speciality boutique lodgings offering yoga and meditation facilities, a selection of rustic eco-lodges, and some larger resorts with pools. A couple of campgrounds provide a memorable experience for outdoor adventurers.
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