Mahabaleswara Temple, Gokarna

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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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  • The place is where ravanan handed over the athmalingam to lord vinayagar while he was returning to his palace from himalayas. Legend goes as the devastating were worried upon knowing that ravanan has....  more
    The place is where ravanan handed over the athmalingam to lord vinayagar while he was returning to his palace from himalayas. Legend goes as the devastating were worried upon knowing that ravanan has....  more »
  • Visited the temple during Mid April. Feels divine as we enter the sanctum. The Atmalinga (broken) is enclosed, we are allowed to touch this during mornings. I tried, but could not get the actual... 
    Visited the temple during Mid April. Feels divine as we enter the sanctum. The Atmalinga (broken) is enclosed, we are allowed to touch this during mornings. I tried, but could not get the actual...  more »

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