Gokarna Pilgrimage

Hindu Pilgrimage | Lord Shiva

Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)
Pradakshina path of the Temple (Photo Courtesy: Nvvchar)

Mahabaleshwara Temple at Gokarna is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is a regional pilgrimage center besides being a beach getaway.

Gokarna is also an important centre of Sanskrit learning and houses Bhandikeri Math and Toggu Math. It is a place where Sanskrit knowledge is passed down from generations in Brahmin families. Many Hindus also perform the last rites of a person here.

Other temples around here are Maha Ganapathi Temple, Uma Maheshwari Temple, Bhadrakali Temple, Varadaraj Temple, Tamra-Gauri Temple, Shanmuka Temple, Venkataramana Temple

Shivaratri festival is celebrated here with great enthusiasm. Each year a team builds up two great temple chariots which are used during the Shivaratri festival. During the four day Shivaratri festival, the small town of Gokarna is visited by thousands of pilgrims.

Typical Stay: 1 night  Season: Throughout. Mahashivaratri is when a lot of devotees arrive for a darshan.

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