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Mahabaleshwara Temple-A Treat to the Devotees of Lord Shiva

#Temple in Gokarna

The Mahabaleshwara Temple of Gokarna is of extreme religious importance for the Hindus. The temple is at a location facing the Arabian Sea has become a point of attraction for the devotees of lord Shiva.

This temple has gained a lot of attention due to the “Pranalinga” also known as “Atma Lingam”, a black stone which is a manifestation of lord Shiva. As you step in this sacred place, you are imbued with the essence of the spirituality from the pious environment. You may find the devotees indulged into religious practices like shaving their heads, bathing in the Arabian sea and then paying obeisance to the “Pranalinga”. The impact of this aesthetic temple is such that the devotees are bestowed with blessing just by paying a visit. This temple is a must visit for the people who wish to plunge into the pool of blessings from the divine Lord Shiva.

Special in Mahabaleshwara Temple: Visit the temple during the festival of Shivratri and witness the “Rathyatra”

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Karnataka, India
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Time people usually spend here:
2 hours
Latitude / Longitude:
14.5435566°N, 74.3165563°E
Distance from Gokarna to Mahabaleshwara Temple
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Read traveller's reviews about Mahabaleshwara Temple..

Overall Rating:4.5

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"Only Thevaaram Paadal petra sthalam in karnataka."
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"The only thevara paadal petra Shiva sthalam in Thuluva nadu of uthar Kannada..."
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"Very calm and unique temple of lord Shiva Om Namah Shivay"
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"Lord Shiva, known as Mahabaleshwar here, in the form of slightly elongated shape like the ear of a cow hence Gokarna. The temple is located right on the Western Coast of Arabian Sea. Other temples/places of importance are Lord Ganesh Mandir, Tamra Gouri Mandir, Koti Tirth. There are large number of small temples all around. It is an blissful experience visiting each of them while walking through the thickly tree covered precincts of Shri Gokarna. Many of them offer splendid view of Arabian Sea as a bonus. "
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"This is a place where king Ravana placed Athma linga of Lord Shiva "

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