Gokarna , Karnataka

Description

Gokarna is a small temple town on the western coast of India in Karnataka.The main temple and deity is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabhaleshwara.The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is scenic, with the rocky mountains and Western Ghats on one side and the Arabian Sea on the other. Gokarna is known for the beaches. The Gokarna main beach in town and Kudle beach are west facing. Om beach, Half moon Beach and Paradise Beach (also known as Full moon) are south facing. Shivatatri  festival is celebrated with great enthusiasm.

 

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Mahabaleshwar Temple

It is a famous Shiva Temple and it houses the 'Atmalinga'. It was named after Ravana referred to the linga's great strength. The idol of Lord Mahabaleshwara is called Nagabharana.It is so named because of the Lord rests under the head of Naga (serpent). 


Om Beach

 Om beach is named so because it is shaped like the auspicious Om symbol. Om beach is the only naturally Om-shaped beach.


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