Gokarna is a small temple town, situated on the western coast of India in the Uttara Kannada district of the Indian state of Karnataka. It can also be coined as 'Kashi' of the South and much revered place by Hindus with having the only 'Atmalinga' in the entire country. Gokarna is popular for being one of the three holiest places (Tri-sthali) and others being Rameswaram and Varanasi. Besides being a holy destination, Gokarna also appeals beach lovers. Tourists, both domestic as well as domestic have been coming here since ages but the facilities are still very basic. The religious tourists take tours of the temples while the nature lovers head straight towards the scenic and tranquil beaches of Gokarna. EaseMyTrip.in presents special Gokarna holiday packages for you to choose from and enjoy memorable trip to this beautiful temple town.
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It is an ancient temple adorned with simple architecture and much sought-after by the locals and pilgrims in Gokarna. The pilgrims come here to pay their homage chanting mantras in front of the Shiva Linga.
Tamra Gauri Temple:
Located in the north of Mahabalesvara Temple, this temple is devoted to the Goddess Parvati. It has an ornate entrance. Here, the goddess's deity is always decked up in brilliantly pleated silk sari.
Mahaganapati Temple is another popular temple backed by various legends, in Gokarna. This temple is situated in the east of Mahabalesvara Temple. In its sanctum, the black stone idol stands about 1.3m in height.
It is a sacred tank that is supposed to contain waters of 'one crore (koti) sacred springs (tirtha)'. On the southern edge of the tank is the Vara-deshvara linga, which was installed by Sage Agasthya. This holy water tank is located in the south-east of Mahabalesvara Temple.
Five Stunning Beaches:
Gokarna Beach, Om Beach, Paradise Beach, Half-Moon Beach and Kudle Beach are the five beaches that offer an ideal atmosphere for a vacation. The tranquility of these beaches is very soothing and just enough to fulfill your Gokarna travel purpose.