Bhadrakali Temple, Gokarna

Bhadrakali Temple

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Rank 11
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Average Rating
5.5 / 7 1
3 Ratings & 2 Reviews

About Bhadrakali Temple

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    • Not Allowed: Pets
    • Timings - Opening & Closing: Monday - Friday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Saturday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Sunday: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM , Public Holidays: 6.00 AM - 9.00 PM

Bhadrakali Temple is situated at a distance of 1 km from Gokarna, which was built to honour Goddess Uma. As per legend, Ravana performed tapasya at Mount Kailash to please Lord Shiva and sang Shiva Tandava Stotram in his melodious voice. On getting pleased, Lord Shiva asked Ravana to ask for anything from Him and his wish will be fulfilled. Ravana asked for the Atmalinga and a wife for himself who will be more beautiful than Uma, the wife of Lord Shiva.

Lord Shiva accepted the wish of Ravana and fulfilled both his wishes. While returning home, Ravana met Lord Vishnu disguised as a Brahmin. Lord Vishnu asked Ravana about the lovely woman he was carrying on his shoulder. Ravana explained everything to the Brahmin and brought her down off his shoulders so that Brahmin could take a look at her face.

Lord Vishnu with His tricks made Uma look exhausted and aged. Disgusted by her looks, Ravana abandoned Uma there and went back to Kailash to complain to Lord Shiva. Uma, on the other hand, was asked by Lord Vishnu to reside in Gokarna itself. At present, She is worshipped as the Mother Goddess Bhadrakali in Gokarna.

What travellers are saying about Bhadrakali Temple

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  • Best Time:  During Day
  • Length of visit:  Below 1hr
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Pritesh Mehta

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  • Pritesh Mehta
  • Lives in Baroda
  • 53 photos
  • 503 Reviews
  •  506 helpful votes
  •  334742 readers

"It has an interesting story"

  • 7.0/7
  • Posted Aug 22, 2015
This temple is dedicated of Maa Uma, there are big story of Ravana. This temple opens at 5:00 am to 12:00 and 4:00 to 9:00 pm. This story belongs to Brahma Ji, Vishnuji and Maa Bhadrakali, very interesting and real truth of currently life.
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Sneha Kothari

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  • Sneha Kothari
  • Beachbum
  • Lives in Rajkot
  • 5 photos
  • 19 Reviews
  •  73 helpful votes
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"Oldest temples for Goddess Bhadrakali"

  • 6.0/7
  • Posted Jul 25, 2014
This temple was located near the beach. It's quite big. Lots of pujaris standing outside asking people for doing pooja on their behalf. Its lord shiv temple. Its belief that Shiva has appeared automatically here. Nice place to visit.
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