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Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

(3.9/5 based on 160+ 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 road to it is very narrow. two entrances. Go for direct darshan do not hire any agents. Have to remove shirt- no upper cloth for men.  more »
  • Nice darshan and amiable people. Just pay for some puja and get to have best experience of athmalinga darshan  more »
  • Beautiful temple to visit! We were welcomed warmly and even it was blessed in a ceremony.
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