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“Quiet”

Maha Ganapati Temple
Ranked #6 of 15 things to do in Gokarna
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

The temples in Gokarna is quiet - old. This Ganesha has a unique form and we loved it. Quite, spiritual, seclusion...

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

This is an ancient temple, built in honour of BALA GANESHA who saved the 'Atma Linga' from Ravana that was installed in the adjascent temple called Mahabaleshwara Temple.
The granite image is that of Bala Ganesha with two hands and in standing posture. At
the top of its head is a hole that is said to be a mark of the blow inflicted by Ravana. This
will be shown by the priest on our request in early morning time during abhishekam time.
At that time devotees are allowed into the garbha gruha and to touch the lord and place 'garika' at lord's feet. If Rs.20 is put in the plate, the priest will give prasada.
Other times one can see the LORD from outside but very nearer and have a nice view.

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Reviewed 20 February 2018 via mobile

A very old temple The Mahabaleshwar temple & this temple has the same reference. Very decent place must visit in Gokarna

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Reviewed 1 January 2018

Ravana had obtained the atmaling after doing penance to Lord Shiva. He was told that the atmaling will become unmovable where he keeps it on the ground. He was carrying it to Lanka. It is about sunset, so he stops to worship Surya at Gokarna. He asks a Brahmin boy to hold the Atmaling for him, for a while. The Brahmin boy is none other than Lord Ganesha. The atmaling was heavy, so Lord Ganesha keeps it on the ground after a while. This temple is next to that spot (Mahabaleshwar temple).

The idol is very unique in shape. The upper portion is the head of Lord Ganesha and the lower portion is that of a young boy.

It is said to be from Treta yug, which means it is lakhs of years old.

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Reviewed 29 December 2017

One of the must famous temple and is a worth visit. The temple by itself is good and the beach just beside it is a add on for sunsets. Its a real beauty

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