Travel Tip
 Conf TL
 RF Club
 FM Alert
 FM Approval
Forum Super Search
Freq Contact:
Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Blog Category:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

Full Site Search
  Full Site Search  
Mon Jun 25 20:07:19 IST
PostPost Trn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search

Blog Entry# 2102224
Posted: Dec 23 2016 (22:20)

No Responses Yet
Station Tip
Dec 23 2016 (22:20)   GOK/Gokarna Road (2 PFs)

BMTIR*^~   23289 blog posts   7546 correct pred (63% accurate)
Entry# 2102224            Tags   Past Edits
Alight here for the famous Aathmalingam shrine.. Derived from Mythology, Ravana after undertaking severe penance, got a boon of Lord Shiva to take himself as Aathmalingam to Srilanka. But on one condition that the Linga be kept on the ground, there will be no way it can be again pulled out from the Earth.The other Gods, shocked by Ravana holding the Aathmalinga, approached Lord Ganesha for help. Lord Ganesha took form of a cowherd and waited near the Arabian Sea where the pious Ravana arrived exactly at sunset. Pious brahmin that he was, he had to do his evening Sandhavandhanam and hence seeing Ganesha, asked him to hold the Linga for him. Lord Ganesha agreed but on a condition that Ravana returns within him calling 3 times, lest he keep the lingam on the ground. As planned by the Gods, Lord Ganesha calls out to Ravana 3 times even as he...
sat down for his rituals and kept the Lingam on the ground citing 3 times was over. Ravana tries pulling it out but not much of success. Astonished at strength of the Lord, Ravana names him Mahabaleshwara (One who has the most strength) and left the place
The Temple is located about 10 kms from the Railway station. Regular Town buses are available from Ankola and Kumta to Gokarna and they pass close to the Railway station at regular intervals though not very frequent.
While at Gokarna, dont forget to visit the temple of Lord Ganesha who is responsible for the placement of the lingam at this place.
Gokarna is also a torusit place with beaches like Om Beach (Hindi Om inverted curved) , Half moon beach, sunset beach adorning the place.
Not many restaurants available in Gokarna Town. However free food is provided by Temple authorities in the temple for lunch and dinner

ARP (Advanced Reservation Period) Calculator

Reservations Open Today @ 8am for:
Trains with ARP 10 Dep on: Thu Jul 5
Trains with ARP 15 Dep on: Tue Jul 10
Trains with ARP 30 Dep on: Wed Jul 25
Trains with ARP 120 Dep on: Tue Oct 23


Rail News

New Trains

Site Announcements

  • Entry# 3555168
    Jun 20 (10:33PM)

    @all: IRI is a PUBLIC information website, like Wikipedia. The voluntarily posted Blogs, Train/Station Tips, Train/Station Pics, Polls, Train TTs, PNRs, etc. comprise the permanent publicly viewable and searchable repository of IRI. A PUBLIC info website is unlike WhatsApp, FaceBook, Instagram, etc. where people post personal pics and other stuff, which CAN...
  • Entry# 3535285
    Jun 15 (08:28PM)

    This is a clarification to all members regarding our Forum Guidelines and the FM Group. SWs are issued for very clear cases of abuse and misbehaviour by a member. . At this time, we have had many members against whom SW is issued claim that: "I am a long-time member of IRI, and have...
  • Entry# 3444356
    May 23 2018 (12:09PM)

    @all: With the introduction of the pre-moderation scheme for new IDs described here Blog Entry# 3443990-1 and Entry# 3441062 , following is a summary of Forum Guidelines in effect: . 1. Blog Posts by new IDs appear in public ONLY AFTER scrutiny and approval by FMs. A member may create as many Fake IDs as...
  • Entry# 3441062
    May 22 2018 (12:51PM)

    The system detailed here Blog Entry# 3440635 will be rolled out soon. Meanwhile, immediately, to curb the menace of fake IDs, starting tomorrow, all blog posts from New Members will be "PRE-moderated". . What this means is that, UNTIL the member acquires at least 10 public positive Ratings - Great/Thanks, etc. . 1. ALL posted blogs...
  • Entry# 3440635
    May 22 2018 (10:04AM)

    To curb the proliferation of duplicate IDs in IRI, we shall soon be requiring SMS-based authentication to post blogs. . Members will be required to provide a mobile phone number to authenticate their accounts. An OTP will be sent to the number. Upon entering the OTP, the account will be associated with that...
  • Entry# 3416383
    May 14 2018 (12:40PM)

    This an advance announcement of some important changes coming to our Groups. . Pl. read Entry# 2136570 posted more than a year ago. Subsequent to this, some long-pending changes will be introduced in the coming weeks. . At this point, we have many Groups with hundreds of dormant/inactive members who may have left the site...
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom
Go to Mobile site
Important Note: This website NEVER solicits for Money or Donations. Please beware of anyone requesting/demanding money on behalf of IRI. Thanks.
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.
India Rail Info Privacy Policy