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Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

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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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  • a temple as he should look like, in each corner you see something you think about State and you come there to rest
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  • nice architecture, if you visit gokarna then visit this temple also.. legend says that it is part of Atmalinga 
  • A small ancient temple, its worth a visit for hinduism site explorers. The place is unique in sense that it houses what is believed to be Atmalinga (the Linga that stores soul of Lord Shiva) which is ...  more »