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Mahabaleswara Temple

Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Be Aware of Cheating Priests

Went with Family. THis is the only place where you are allowed to enter "Garbhagudi" and allowed to... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Manjunath G
Temple with big bull. Allowed to touch the main idol on special occasion

Men are not allowed to wear shirt. A decent dress code is mandatory otherwise you will be insulted... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Bengaluru, India
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Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went with Family. THis is the only place where you are allowed to enter "Garbhagudi" and allowed to touch "Athmalinga" of Shiva. There are priests who will tell so many things and try to cheat you. Dont listen to them for any of Poojas. Just...More

Thank Manjunath G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Men are not allowed to wear shirt. A decent dress code is mandatory otherwise you will be insulted by the priest. Main god here is shiva. We were allowed to touch the statue and the priest splashed the sacred water on us. It is situated...More

1  Thank Vengets
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice old temple with ancient look. Visiting time is restricted, so check before going. Visit the ganapati temple nearby

Thank sudheer-puttur
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Before visiting please go through place history in wiki to add more interest to your visit. Try to visit both gokarna and murudeshwar on your trip , they are 78 kms away each other , Road to gokarna is full of ghat road if you...More

Thank Munikumar R
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

The temple was very crowded. This temple houses the Aatmalinga of Lord Shiva which was cleverly acquired by Lord Ganesh from Ravana and installed in Gokarna. Temple maintenance has lot of scope for improvement.

Thank Rajani B
Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

Tucked into the hustle bustle of the main main Street in gokarna this is a very quaint and spiritual temple and is highly popular among pilgrims. It is a must visit when in gokarna

Thank lakshmi_sandilya
Reviewed 31 August 2017

This ancient temple is located close to the beach. There is place inside to remove your footwear and stand in queue. We waited for almost 1 hour as it was a long weekend.You can offer flowers and do abhishek. Free lunch is offered as prasad...More

1  Thank vidyapm
Reviewed 26 August 2017

This temple is considered as holy as the Kasi temple with the Atmalinga placed by Ravana. We visited this ancient temple and after the darshan had a tasty meal served at the temple. Ganapathi temple is also close by and one can have darshan before...More

1  Thank KS R
Reviewed 26 July 2017

The Aathmalinga taken by Ravana with his penance, was grounded here by Lord Ganesha. Ravana tried removing the Lingam but went in vain. Astonished by the power of the God, he named the Lord Mahabaleshwara (The one with high power) and leaves Nice queue system...More

1  Thank ss2787
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This temple is one of the ancient Shiva temple, Where we can do abhishekams on Atmalingam ourselves. The temple is maintained well and the place is neat and clean,We had good darshan, Atmosphere in the temple is peaceful and energetic

Thank kasanadivenkatesha
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11 June 2015|
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Response from rcjoshi | Reviewed this property |
You may contact the temple admin. directly to know it better.
ramamohan rao v
21 March 2015|
Response from Sunil646 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can perfor. There are various priests offering such services. Be vvv careful you choose the right one and not the one who will leave your pocket lighter by a few thousands..So check out all details and then only go... More