From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. A snippet of History. Ravana then performed severe penance at Mount Kailash to please Lord Shiva and also sang, in his melodious voice, praises of Shiva Shiva Tandava Stotram. The source of power to immortality. Ganesha held the Lingam and Ravana started the prayer. The Gokarna temple is recorded as one of the Paadal Petra Sthalams in the 7th century Tevaram canon of devotional poetry. This is in contrary to other temples where the devotees are neither allowed to touch the idol nor do puja.

The railway station is around 10 kms away from the town. I was all the more fascinated and had read two books of his on Lord Shiva. The temple has its own identity and is also known as “Sidda Ganapati”. Fresh early morning cold with beautiful breeze certainly enchanted my mind and made me realize that my week long tour of Karnataka had already begun. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. At this time, Lord Ganesha in the disguise of a Brahmin boy accosted him. The bus complex in Karwar is not far away from the hotel we stayed. We reached Karwar at 9:

Ganesha places the Atma Linga on the ground. The Akasaganga is slated to flow to earth for the Atmalingam in So, they sent Lord Ganesha as a small boy to prevent atjma. The ultimate guide for independent travellers seeking inspiration, advice and adventures beyond their wildest dreams.

Shiva warned him that if he put the Lingam on ground, it would remain rooted and would not be lifted again. Having obtained his boon, Ravana started back zthma his journey to Lanka. Folklore suggests that sadhus enter Gogarbha and reach the holy city of Kashi Old Varanasia final visiting place for pilgrims.


However, we didn’t go to this beach due to our hectic schedule.

A Traveller’s Diary: A Traveller’s Diary – Athma Lingam Temple, Gokarna

Enraged he hit the Bramhin boy Ganesha. After coming to know about it, Bhatia and his men are after Anji and Swapna. After receiving the diary, Swapna, sensing danger to her professor, comes back to Athhma in search of her professor only to find him killed. By continuing to use this website, you agree to libgam use.

Ravana Promising his Mother. The famous Sadashiva temple is said to be built around that piece of linga. Then he decided to destroy the covering of the AtmaLinga, and threw the case covering it to a place called Sajjeshwara, 23 miles away. We had our lunch there. In other projects Wikimedia Commons.

Rough Guide to Goa Rough Guides p. However, other deities knew that if the Lingam was kept in Lanka, Ravana would become undefeatable because of the power it would generate.

Oneday, Anji accidentally stumbles on ‘Atmalingam’ and gets it into his possession. Bhatia searches for the traces of Aatma Lingam, but in vain. Nonetheless, the best part about travelling across South India, is that more often than none, you will encounter really amazing people who would help you out at each step of the way.

It is a site of religious pilgrimage. This page was last edited on 12 Februaryat We went in and had the darshan of Hanuman. He travelled to Kanchipuram linga, a major religious learning centre, but there, he was insulted by a horseman guard. Ravana had even fainted; thereafter he atthma the name “Mahabaleshwar” meaning all-powerful to the Atmalinga. Ravana cutting his heads as sacrifice.


Lord Ganesh knew that Ravana was a very devoted person who used to perform prayer ritual in the evening every day without fail. One such piece from the head of the linga is said to atuma fallen in present day Surathkal. Athna Ravana was nearing Gokarna, Lord Vishnu blotted out the sun to give the appearance of dusk. Ravana requested him to hold the AtmaLinga until he performed his rituals, and asked him not to place it on the ground.

Mahabaleshwar Temple, Gokarna

Lord Shiva agrees to give him the boon with a condition that it should never be placed on the ground. Following his defeat of the Pallavas, the king asked some priests to perform a daily yajna to maintain his suzerainty over the region. Kotitheertha is a man-made pond, which is used for the immersion of idols and ritual bathing. The word “Gokarna” means “cow’s ear” where in Sanskrit gow means “cow” and karna means “ear”.

Enidhi’s Weblog Just another WordPress. Government of India Press p. They also play an audio clip inside the cave, which tells you the story in Kannada and English if I remember correctly. Retrieved from ” https: Enjoying this activity with a playful spirit others were cheering for these boys.

The temple is just a few yards away from NH The Akasaganga is slated to flow to earth for Atmalingam in again.