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Bhadrakali Temple Gokarna Address: Main Rd, Gokarna, Karnataka, 581326, India

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Bhadrakali Temple Gokarna Timings

Day Timing
Monday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wedesday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Sunday 5:00 am – 12:00 pm
4:00 pm – 9:00 pm
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Karnataka, a place strewn with several beautiful monuments and temples, is home to most prestigious and pious tourist destinations. From the beaches of Gokarna to the historical ruins of Hampi, the luxury of Bengaluru, to the coastline of Mangalore, there is much to explore in this marvellous state.

Of all the tales of Gods and Goddesses and their mighty conquests, Gokarna is one of the top tourist places of Karnataka that has made its place among national and international travellers.

The silent temple city is a renowned pilgrimage site in India for devotees from all over the country and a delight for architectural enthusiasts.

Out of all the beautifully constructed temples, one that stands out is the Bhadrakali temple in Gokarna, dedicated to Goddess Uma and built in Dravidian style.

About Bhadrakali temple Gokarna

Giving a strong mythological identity to the coastal town of Gokarna, the Bhadrakali temple is a renowned pilgrimage site. The various tales surrounding the place make it even more exciting for the tourists and the pilgrims.

The temple has a huge statue of Goddess Kaali with eyes glaring and weapons in both hands. The statue is iconic in the devotees' minds because it represents the power of healing through abandonment. It has become a common belief that the Goddess answers the prayer of her devotees. The power and ferocious nature of the deity are well depicted through the two lions and two warriors on either side of the temple's main gate.

#Trivia: Navratri is considered an auspicious festival celebrated with utmost zeal for nine days.

The prime location of the temple makes it easy for the admirers to walk through other nearby temples and spend some quality time at the Om beach in Gokarna.

There are small yet beautiful and famous food courts available near the temple. You can experience some of the well-known mouthwatering local delicacies here at a very reasonable price. Even other lip-smacking snacks are available here to satiate your hunger pangs.

History of Bhadrakali temple Gokarna

Several historical tales about the Bhadrakali temple in Gokarna make it one of the most popular pilgrimage destinations in Karnataka.

One such tale says that Goddess Uma, the wife of Raavan, was abandoned by him, and Lord Vishnu asked her to stay indoors, laying down the foundation of the Bhadrakali temple.

Another legendary tale says that Vetrasur, a powerful demon took hold of the three lokas. This compelled Lord Vishnu, Brahma and Shiva to create a "Trinity" God to demolish Vetrasur. They made her all-powerful and named her Durge. The Goddess destroyed the demon, and Lord Vishnu renamed her Bhadrakali. She went to Gokarna to protect the town upon the Lord's instruction. And since then has become an important Goddess to Gokarna.

These are legendary tales passed down through generations, making them an irreplaceable part of the rich culture and heritage of Gokarna.

Location of the Bhadrakali temple in Gokarna

The Bhadrakali temple is situated in one of the prime locations of Gokarna. It is in close vicinity to the Gokarna city centre. It is opposite the Shree Shankara Narayana temple.

Entry fee and timings of Bhadrakali temple Gokarna

There is no entry or camera fee to visit the Bhadrakali temple. You will have to pay certain charges to conduct special pujas. It is open from 5 am to 12 noon and 4 pm to 9 pm daily.

Best time to visit the Bhadrakali temple of Gokarna

The Bhadrakali temple is open to devotees all through the year. But it is highly recommended to visit the temple in winter. Karnataka witnessed heavy rainfall during the rainy season, making it impossible to explore the city of Gokarna without hassle.

The serene and pleasant winter season is the best time to traverse through Gokarna, particularly the Bhadrakali temple. You will experience a soothing temperature falling near 32 degrees Celsius.

#Trivia: If you don't like crowded spots and want to see the temple peacefully, it is best to avoid going on Fridays as it is the most crowded time of the week. It is an auspicious day of Goddess Uma.

How to reach the Bhadrakali temple?

Gokarna is reasonably well-connected by all modes of transport. Since it is near the Mahabaleshwar temple and the Maha Ganapati temple, you can conveniently visit both temples easily.

By air: The nearest airport to Gokarna is in Goa. It is around 135 kms from Gokarna and will take around 3 hrs to reach.

By rail: Several trains from South India have a quick stop at Gokarna railway station. You can take any of them or come by train to Goa and take a cab to reach the coastal town.

By road: A road trip is one of the best ways to explore the Konkan coastline. If you are travelling by car, you can reach here from different places without hassle. You can also take a private bus from Mangalore, Goa, Bengaluru, Dharwad, Hyderabad, etc. Once reaching Gokarna, you can hire a private cab from top car rental companies in Gokarna to explore the tourist places of Gokarna comfortably.

From the sprawling beaches of Gokarna to the tranquil temples, there is much a tourist can enjoy while visiting this beautiful coastal town. Bhadrakali temple, dedicated to Goddess Uma, is one of the most revered temples in the town. From its mythological importance to the inner power and vibes you feel while visiting it, you will be spellbound by the calmness here. Seek the blessings of Kaali here all year round.

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