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Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna
(3.8/5 based on 130+ reviews on the web)
Considered very sacred by Hindus, Mahabaleswara Temple stands excellently preserved, despite dating back to the 4th century CE. This ancient and authentic building is a real treat for those interested in religion or architecture—the Atmalinga in the temple goes back 1500 years. Most of the time uncrowded and unrushed, the temple provides a chance to truly enjoy your spiritual experience. However, during the Shivaratri festival (in February) large numbers of devotees visit the shrine and ceremonially pull a temple chariot with the idol of Lord Shiva and other deities to the temple from the main bazaar. Before you go, check the opening hours and the dress code. For Mahabaleswara Temple and beyond, use our Gokarna vacation route planner to get the most from your Gokarna vacation.
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  • be careful with the temple pandit, they keep on suggesting to take up many poojas. its finally up to you to take up any one or simply you can have darshan 
  • An ancient temple, originally built almost 1600 years ago. The temple itself is very clean and very well maintained. A visit to the temple is considered on par with a visit to Kashi. A word of caution...  more »
  • Very good dharshan. Liked the place and the temple very much...nice see view is also there. Go for it. ist just 2 hours from gokarna,