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Mahabaleswara Temple

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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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not so crowded temple

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... read more

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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 the world.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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, because the streets to this temple is rather narrow...walking could be the best option! You could also go to Gokarna Beach from this temple which is... More 

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Guwahati, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We reached the temple a while before it opened for afternoon darshan. There is also a Parvati Temple on the same premises.

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Pune, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

The approach to the temple is a narrow road. Don't drive all the way to the temple. There is no parking place. Park on the street well before the temple. Men have to remove clothing shirt/undershirt to enter the temple. Ladies must be in sari's. Foreigners are not allowed in the temple.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple with a rich heritage is unique for Aathmalinga. Temple attracts plenty of devotees. Temple is very close to the Gokarna beach surrounded by very narrow streets with several shops. Male devotees have to remove their shirt and bandana before entering the sanctum. Temple is very well maintained by the authorities.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is awesome. but there is food problem in this area. you wont get good non-veg restaurant to eat if in case you come from the north India.

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Thank Subhajit C
Panjim, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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

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Bangalore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016

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 - The temple authorities maintain a strict time table. If you are travelling on a tight schedule, it would help to be aware... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

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,

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Manama, Bahrain
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

This temple is a great place for Hindus and shiv bhakts . As this is a tourist place, you will find many foreigners roaming around and a pity that they are barred from entering the temple. The pundits are all forcing you to do puja and puja. Beware of them.The temple is grand but ill maintained. The surroundings are not... More 

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