Shree Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna- Karnataka

Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna : 


Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna

The Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna is a 4th-century Hindu temple built in the classical Dravidian architectural style, located at Gokarna in the Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka state, India. It is an ancient temple dedicated to Lord Shiva (Atma Linga). This ancient beautiful temple is at a distance of 500 meters from Gokarna Bus Station.

gokarna atma linga

A 1500-year-old beautiful carved stone idol of lord Shiva is Situated inside the temple. There is a 6-foot-high Shiva Linga in this temple which is known as Atmalinga. This temple was built by King Mayurasharma, The ruler of the Kadamba dynasty.
It was a gift from Lord Shiva to Ravana, history took an unexpected turn and the Atma Linga was firmly established in the ground at Gokarna.

Ravana tried with all his might to remove the stone from its place, but he failed to do so, and hence the stone was named ‘Mahabal’. Hence, the Mahabaleshwar temple at Gokarna got its name.

After entering this temple, you can touch the Atmalinga of the temple by consecrating it with your hands. Shivaratri is one such festival that is mainly celebrated here, and on this auspicious occasion, tourists from all over South India visit the temple. Gokarna Mahabaleshwar temple is such a popular pilgrimage site that devotees from all over India come to the temple to seek blessings from lord shiva.


  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna is Famous For: Lord Shiva, Mukti Sthala, and Pilgrimage.
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna Location: Gokarna, Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka.
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna Entry Fees: No Entry Fees.
  • Best Time To Visit Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna: November to February.
  • Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna Timings: 06:00 AM to 12:30 PM and from 05:00 PM to 08:00 PM.
How To Reach Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna
  • Nearest Railway Station: Gokarna Road Railway Station- (10 km).
  • Nearest Bus Stop: Dagdusheth Halwai Ganpati Temple Bus Stop.
Here are some Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna Photos:




inside temple atmalinga

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Q1. Which God is in Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna?

Ans: Lord Shiva.

Q2. Can we touch atma linga in Gokarna?

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