Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

#2 of 41 in Historic Sites in Uttara Kannada District
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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  • We had a very peaceful darshan, I guess due to Covid there were very few devotees. Men need to wear mund, the doohti, you can get one for Rs 100. Men need to be barechested no shirts allowed, women.....  more »
  • Mahabaleshwara temple is a must visit in one's life time for all Shiva followers ... Culturally extravagant with an . experience of divinity .... One needs to be blessed to touch the sacred...  more »

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