We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
Want the lowest hotel prices? You're in the right place. We check 200+ sites for you.

Mahabaleswara Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
Website

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 159 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 61
    Excellent
  • 56
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Our trip to west coast, including Gokarna

This temple is said to be a part of the narration of Ramayana, linked to Ravana the king of Sri Lanka. Among the three Sidhikshetras, ie holy places where the owes are said to be... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
chandrarcp166
,
Mysuru (Mysore), India
Add Photo Write a Review
Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50

159 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 147: English reviews
India
Level Contributor
164 reviews
77 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It is a small and decent temple. The priests create trouble by asking for donations and poojas, apart from that it is peaceful.

Helpful?
Thank Koushlendra Y
Mysuru (Mysore), India
Level Contributor
34 reviews
26 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This temple is said to be a part of the narration of Ramayana, linked to Ravana the king of Sri Lanka. Among the three Sidhikshetras, ie holy places where the owes are said to be rewarded with positive results, Gokarna is considered the most important. Gokarna Purana is said to explain in detail the importance and uniqueness of this place.... More 

Helpful?
Thank chandrarcp166
Level Contributor
12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Temple is clean , but arrangements are not good , try to avoid going in holidays due to rush , otherwise it is a peace of mind place to visit temple

Helpful?
Thank Anirudhag G
Bengaluru, India
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

expected some sanctity at the temple after reading so much about its history. Inside the temple, there were dry flowers in the main garbha gudi where the atma linga is placed and the place smelled unpleasant. priests rush to you and in a way stress on "dakshinas"...all this was so obvious. Dint feel the devotional peace at all when compared... More 

Helpful?
Thank pilgrimtraveller2017
Hyderabad, India
Level Contributor
8 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

nice architecture, if you visit gokarna then visit this temple also.. legend says that it is part of Atmalinga

Helpful?
Thank narenkadiri
Level Contributor
2 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 only one of its kind. PS: * The approach road to temple and Car Parking is narrow one way lanes enough to get... More 

Helpful?
Thank Rajendra T
Guntur, India
Level Contributor
27 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Hi Friends, We have been to this place on 19th Jan 2017. It was fentastic experiance visiting this Sivan Temple. It is a Must see Temple who are intrested in Sivan Temple. It is not a Jyothirlinga but equal to it. Here Abhisekha Ticket is there for Lord Siva which costs 150. We purchased and had done with Bilvwarchana, Sankalpa,... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank AnilAvvaru
Hospet, India
Level Contributor
109 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The story of temple is linked to Atmalinga, which was given to Ravana by Shiva. If you opt for Abhishek @ 501/-, you will be able to do a proper Puja and then you would also be allowed to touch the atmalinga. Abhishek is good and the Pandas do not unnecessarily harass you. Moreover, by opting Abhishek, you dont have... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank mka003
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

The temple is a must visit. In this temple, you get to touch the deity of Lord Shiva. Please ensure to wash your hands properly before entering the temple.

Helpful?
Thank Karthik S
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

There is a great story behind this temple. Was very fortunate to get a chance to visit this place. Felt very blissful.

Helpful?
Thank Devi M

Travellers who viewed Mahabaleswara Temple also viewed

Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna, Karnataka
 
Gokarna, Karnataka
Gokarna, Karnataka
 

Been to Mahabaleswara Temple? Share your experiences!

Turn Your Opinions into Points!
Turn your opinions into JPMiles
Turn your opinions into PAYBACK Points
*You can enroll in only one programme at a time to earn rewards for reviews.
JPMiles / PAYBACK
50
JPMiles / Payback Arrow
Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Mahabaleswara Temple and other visitors
5 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (5)

Questions? Get answers from Mahabaleswara Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?