According to the story Ravana, who had acquired a lot of power because of his prayers, started harassing the gods and went to the extent of even kidnapping Sita. He then wanted to know if I was a Hindu. Nagaraj Prasad has helped thousands of aspirants in bettering their lives. Shop. MARRIOTT BUFFET FEATURES A GREAT `DAHIVADA’, LETTER TO THE EDITOR FOR THE ISSUE DATED 14 NOVEMBER 2020, Villa Bernado, Dempobhat, Behind Tonca chapel, Opp. Temple is dedicated to Lord Siva. There are two lions and warrior statues in front of the temple that are said to represent the power of Goddess Bhadrakali. Eat. GOAN OBSERVER PVT LTD is the only independent media organization in GOA prompted by veteran journalists, Tara Narayan and Rajan Narayan. Your email address will not be published. Located just few kilometres away from Mahabaleshwar Temple, Maha Ganapati Temple is a renowned shrine with a 1.3 metre high black stone idol of Lord Ganesha. Pleased with Ravana’s sincere efforts at penance, Lord Shiva granted his devotee the two wishes he’d made. And Gokarna, of course. A close second is the story of … In order to be relieved from the afore mentioned consequences, MokshaNarayana Bali is performed. Now this is a 4th century temple built in classical Dravidian architectural style. It is also known as Dakshin Kashi, as it is considered as sacred as the Shiva Temple in Varanasi. This temple has a lingam in it – half of it depicts Mahesh, referred to as Lord Shiva, and the other half, Uma, referred to as Goddess Parvati. It looks like Anjuna and Vagator in Goa. Mahabaleshwar Temple is one of the my very few favorite temples this side of the country and easy to visit being barely a 170 km drive from Goa. It is 200 km north from the college towns of Suratkal and Manipal. And Shree Kshetra Gokarna Rudragaya HariHareshwara Temple is the holy place where the conclave of Hari (Lord Vishnu) and Hara (Lord Shiva) occured, when Lord Vishnu prayed for the benovelence of Lord Shiva’s blessing. It is therefore that this place is most known for benefecial performance of paranatural rituals. As per the folklore, Lord Rudra did penance in Pathala Loka as instructed by Lord Brahma and returned from Mother Earth’s ear. They are dressed in saffron dhotis or often a one-piece saffron cloth, part of which is wrapped around the left shoulder. Required fields are marked *, We will send you regular updates in your inbox. The temple has beautifully-structured pillars along the entrance and the idol of Venkataramana facing the west. Hey, the very same year I got married! Ganapati agreed to hold the linga on one condition that he would do so till he would be able to bear the weight of linga and that thereafter he would call Ravana three times and if failed to come to him by then he would place the linga on the earth. So the place came to be known as Gokarna or ear of the cow. The main Linga remained at Mahabaleshwar which resembles Cow’s ear. As per the Legend, Demon King Ravana did penance for Lord Siva and got Atma Linga to fulfil his mother’s request. I was happy to oblige for my sake too! It is said that when the demon Vetrasur conquered the three lokas, the trinity of Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva created a feminine warrior, Durge, who was given all the powers to defeat the demon, after which she was named Bhadrakali by Shiva. Everywhere there are beach resorts. And Shree Kshetra Gokarna Rudragaya HariHareshwara Temple is the holy place where the conclave of Hari (Lord Vishnu) and Hara (Lord Shiva) occured, when Lord Vishnu prayed for the benovelence of Lord Shiva’s blessing. If legends could be true, the Mahabaleshwar Temple in Gokarna is the misplaced home to the original Atma Linga of Lord Shiva from its first abode at Mount Kailash in the Himalayas. On the appeal of the people, Lord Shiva had destroyed his empire. That is how Ravana lost all his powers. This temple is usually visited before heading to the main Mahabaleshwar Temple. A few decades ago Gokarna was famous for another reason. Of course you may skip today’s short cuts and walk the old cliff side trail if you wish, but sadly really the Gokarna hillsides are being taken over by chota-mota resorts most rudely, a shame. We can witness some of the effects like children lagging behind in studies, failing in examinations, girls not getting married, family clashes, unable to complete any good works like, yajna, homa etc., loss in business, problems, issues, obstacles, problem in conceiving children, etc. The Ejjeshwara, Gunavanteshwara, Murudeshwara, Dhareshwara and Mahabaleshwara temples are called Pancha Maha Kshetras. LETTER TO THE EDITOR FOR THE ISSUE DATED 21 NOVEMBER 2020. Since the beaches could not be accessed by vehicles the hippies climbed and walked the cliff-side route to visit the other beaches which formed part of the Om beach.  It is said that when the demon Vetrasur conquered the three lokas, the trinity of Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva created a feminine warrior, Durge, who was given all the powers to defeat the demon, after which she was named Bhadrakali by Shiva.