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Mahabaleswara Temple

Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Mahabaleshwara temple is famous as gokarna mahabaleshwara. Its in the middle of the gokarna city... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Adi_bedur
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Sagara, India
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The temple is near to Gokarna beach. It is very famous and unique for Atma linga. This shiv temple... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
TuhinaPanja
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Bengaluru, India
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“atma linga” (19 reviews)
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Main Street, Gokarna, India
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Mahabaleshwara temple is famous as gokarna mahabaleshwara. Its in the middle of the gokarna city. Must visit place.

Thank Adi_bedur
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is near to Gokarna beach. It is very famous and unique for Atma linga. This shiv temple very well maintained and it has offer free lunch for devotees. Must visit place if you are a religious person.

Thank TuhinaPanja
Reviewed 1 week ago

Shiva purana revisited - This is how you feel once you know the story behind Atmalinga, the legend Ravana and his visit to Gokarna. It took us 2 hrs on a long weekend to seek darshan. T-shirts are not allowed inside the shrine, so you...More

Thank ud1981
Reviewed 5 November 2017

Entire place including ancient structures of Mahabaleshwar temple and adjacent Mahaganapati temple has a very serene feeling. You are allowed to touch the idols at both the temples and they do have a dress code too. The devotees are requested to dress decently. Shorts, beach...More

Thank TravellerVBJ
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

Shiva is worshipped as Mahabaleswar here. The temple contains the aatmalinga of Lord Shiva. The temple had long queue when we reached there at 11am. We waited for 2 long hours for our darshan turn. Maintenance of temple is poor. Needs improvement.

Thank Rimjhim B
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This is a must visit for all who are in the area, we had the pooja with one of the many Brahmins and as photos are permitted could not take any. As with many temples in use regrettabley the inside accessible for Hindus only.

Thank Ravi P
Reviewed 26 October 2017

We visited this temple last year. This is a very ancient and holy place according to ancient Hindu religious Literature . There was not much crowd when we visited temple. We also performed Puja and Rudrabhishek. There is a beach near this temple on walking...More

2  Thank Rushikesh P
Reviewed 23 October 2017

Temple is a famous Shiva Temple and it houses the 'ATMALINGA' Mahabaleshwara Temple is a famous Shiva Temple and it houses the 'ATMALINGA'. It was named after Ravana referred to the linga's great strength. It is at the western end of the main street. The...More

1  Thank KumarDave
Reviewed 2 October 2017

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 26 September 2017

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

2  Thank Vengets
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ROHAN R
3 December 2017|
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Response from ss2787 | Reviewed this property |
Temple is closed after the morning pooja around 1230PM and reopens at 1630 hrs and is then open till 1900
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bhuvaneshpooja
11 June 2015|
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Response from rcjoshi | Reviewed this property |
You may contact the temple admin. directly to know it better.
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ramamohan rao v
21 March 2015|
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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
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