Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

4.2
#2 of 41 in Historic Sites in Uttara Kannada District
Must see · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
Dravidian in style, Mahabaleswara Temple remains a major Hindu site, dedicated to Shiva Linga. Probably built in the 4th century, the temple includes a carved stone image of Lord Shiva--the deity is depicted in the standing position, with two arms. Although the temple itself isn't quite so ancient, the Shiva image is allegedly well over 1,000 years old. Our Gokarna sightseeing website makes visiting Mahabaleswara Temple and other Gokarna attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Create an itinerary including Mahabaleswara Temple
© OpenMapTiles © OpenStreetMap contributors

Mahabaleswara Temple reviews

Rate this attraction
TripAdvisor traveler rating
TripAdvisor traveler rating 4.5
268 reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Visited dec 2020. Men need to wear dhoti, shirt to be removed. Queue will be there but 2 lines, one for Dharsan and other for pooja or sankalph, can offer flower , water, milk, as pooja material...  more »
  • make sure that you have a dhothi to enter here... otherwise you need to purchase one in the front of the temple. the crown was less as we were there on a weekday... the darshan was over within 15...  more »

Plan your trip to Gokarna

  • Get a personalized trip
    A complete day by day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it
    Refine your trip. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it
    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it
    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.