Mahalingeshwara Temple is dedicated to Lord Shiva. It is located in Gokak (Kannada Gokak or Gokaka) taluk headquarters of the Belagavi District, Karnataka.
About The Temple
Mahalingeshwara Temple, on the south side of the Gokak Waterfalls, is an important antiquated river-front temple. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, this temple is locally called as Takakeshwara Temple. This temple is a large structure built in the Chalukya style of architecture. It has a Garbh Griha, ardhamandapa and a spacious Mukhamandapa. The sanctum has a ground plan with a tall shikhara with exquisite carvings depicting certain sketches from the Hindu mythology. The temples of Lord Dattatreya, Lord Muruga, Mallikarjuna and Kadsiddheshwara are also found here.
How To Reach Mahalingeshwar Temple, Karnataka
The Bangalore Airport is the main airport in Karnataka. It is very well connected to the rest of India.
Ghataprabha Railway Stationnear Gokak is the nearest railhead.
Gokak is 65 km by road from Belgaum and is well connected by public transport.
Shri Mahalingeshwar Temple,
Vivekanand Nagar, Gokak Falls,
Karnataka - 591308.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
- Relief from diseases
- Purchase of vehicles
- Gain Knowledge
Kailaasarana Shiva Chandramouli Phaneendra Maathaa Mukutee Zalaalee Kaarunya Sindhu Bhava Dukha Haaree Thujaveena Shambho Maja Kona Taaree
Meaning -Oh Lord Shiva who is seated on Mount Kailash, where the moon decorates his forehead and the king of serpents crown his head, who is merciful and removes delusion, You alone can protect me. I surrender to thee.
Aum Trayambakam Yajaamahey Sugandhim Pusti Vardhanam Urvaarukamiva Bandhanaath Mrutyor Muksheeya Maamritaat
Meaning -We worship the fragrant Lord Shiva, who has 3 eyes and who cultivates all beings. May He free me from death, for immortality, as even a cucumber is separated from its bond with the vine.
The temple is open from 6 A.M to 9 P.M