This temple is at a distance of just 8 Kms from Karwar. It is believed to be a thousand years old. Shejjeshwar temple is among one of the five temples where pieces of Atma-lingam, which Ravana was carrying, are believed to have been dropped.
Shejjeshwar Temple is otherwise known as Siddeshwar Temple. According to belief, this temple is one among the five temples that constitute the Gokarna history. Another popular legend says that the parts of Atma-lingam taken away by the king Ravana fell at Shejjeshwar Temple.
Thousands of people from all parts of the country come here during Maha Shivarathri.
1 to 2 hours.
The nearby airports are Goa (95 Kms), Mangalore (230 Kms) and Belgaum (120 Kms).
The nearest railway station is Shirwad, 2 Kms from Karwar.
There are buses from Bangalore, Goa, Mangalore and Belgaum.
Karwar, Uttara Kannada,
Pincode – 581 301.
Devotees visit this temple to seek fulfillment of the following:-
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 06:00 am to 07:00 pm.