Bhadrakali Temple, dedicated to Goddess Uma, is another popular pilgrimage attraction of Gokarna Town. The prime deity of this temple, which is situated 1 km from the town, is believed to be the protector of Gokarna.
This temple is part of Mahabaleshwar Temple complex. It is said that Lord Vishnu asked Uma, the wife of Lord Shiva, to stay at Gokarna when Ravana abandoned her here. Currently devotees visiting Gokarna pray to Uma as the Mother Goddess Bhadrakali. If time permits, visitors passing by this town should stop by Bhadrakali Temple in order to pay their respects.