2.Shri Mahabaleshwar Temple Gokarna :
After finishing darshan at Shri Mahaganapathy temple ,we proceeded to visit Shri Mahabaleshwar Temple which is opposite to it .
Men need to wear dhoti, shirt to be removed. Queue will be there but 2 lines, one for Dharsan and other for pooja or sankalph, can offer flower , water, milk, as pooja material.Streets are narrow, you can park vehicle in Gokarna main beach side, and walk.
The most amazing part is the natural. calm , quiet ambience which gives you a different feeling. small but very genuine. you are near to the human being and god too. The temple has its unique form and traditional form of worship as a lingam in the temple at gokarna.
The Shivling is known as Atmalinga and was given to Ravan by Lord Shiva. The temple is considered second only to Kashi Vishwanath in holiness. The temple is considered one of the sacred Mukti stalas, where people pray for their ancestors and perform obsequies. The temple is built in the Dravidian architectural style from granite stone.