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Mahabaleswara Temple

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Address: Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Atma linga!

Got to know about the history of this temple after visiting Gokarna. Amazing historical temple. Queue was long but it was worth the wait to see the Atma linga.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Narayani M
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Bengaluru, India
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Hospet, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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

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Thank Devi M
Chennai, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

As you are inside the temple, history beckons you with some 3000 or 4000 years or god knows how much. The legend goes that this is the only temple in the earth where there is "ATMA LINGA" and great to see some photos of the Stone, which is supposed to the Shiva, given as a boon to Ravana, the Lanka... More 

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Bengaluru, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Got to know about the history of this temple after visiting Gokarna. Amazing historical temple. Queue was long but it was worth the wait to see the Atma linga.

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Bengaluru, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Mahabaleswar temple is located in gokarna,Karnataka state. In this temple,Siva linga is there. This Siva linga is different than other Shiva Lingas. Near to this temple, gokarna beach is there

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Krakow, Poland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It certainly is a powerful atmalingam but you with your white skin will be bounced back by the sentinel priests who have no time for silly foreigners . Intrinsic to this is a deep seated judgement that a non Hindu could never understand the story of Ravana and Ganesha bringing the atmalingam to this place .... so don't bother buying... More 

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is the place where Ravana kept athma lingam because of Ganapathy, as must visit piligrim place. you can visit Ganapathy temple near by Mahabaleswar temple.

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Hyderabad, India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Visiting gokarna and performing abhishekas to the atma linga is a good pilgrimage journey here in hyderabad. So we performed abhishekam at gokarna. The temple is small and located amidst a bustling street. The atmalinga is below the ground level but we can touch it and perform our puja. The temple was not that crowded when we visited. There is... More 

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Mangalore, India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016

Mahabaleswar lingam can be seen below the ground level by physical touch of tip on lingam,performing panchamrutha abhishekam by paying rs 500.temple is clean and time management is good.walking of half km from parking.historical temple.

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