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Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna
(3.8/5 based on 140 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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  • The temple society has made air conditioner arrangement for the visitors. So the temple remains cool even during midday summer. They say that this temple has atmalinga which is the one and only one in...  more »
  • This ancient temple has an Athmalinga (Shiv Linga) and is believed to bestow immense blessings to the devotees. You could go to this temple in the morning. Getting here by driving could be difficult, ...  more »
  • We reached the temple a while before it opened for afternoon darshan. There is also a Parvati Temple on the same premises.