Bhadrakali Temple


13.9/5(3 Ratings)

Bhadrakali Temple Overview

Ranked 11 of 25 sightseeing in Gokarna

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.

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  • Best Time: During DayLength of visit: Below 1hr
  • Length of visit: 2-3hrsBest Time: During Day
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Operating hours

Monday - Friday:
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
6:00 AM -9:00 PM
Public Holidays:
6:00 AM -9:00 PM

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Pritesh Mehta

Pritesh Mehta5.0/5

512 reviews

It has an interesting story

This temple is dedicated of Maa Uma. there are big story of Ravana. this temple open 5:00 am to 12:00 and 4:00 to 9:00 pm. this story belongs to Bramaji, Vishnuji and Maa Bhadrakali . this story is very interesting and real truth of currantly life. this is example of dedicated to people.

Sneha Kothari

Sneha Kothari4.3/5

19 reviews

Oldest temples for Goddess Bhadrakali

This temple is near beach only. Its quite big. Lots of pujaris standing outside asking people for doing pooja on their behalf. Its lord shiv temple. Its belief that shivling has appeared automatically here. Nice place to visit. But beware of pujaris