Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

#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.
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  • 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 »

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