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Kotitheertha, Gokarna

Kotitheertha is a holy pond that is located in proximity of the Mahabaleshwar Temple. According to folklore, the Kotitheertha was created by Garuda, the ride of Lord Shiva. Pilgrims coming to Gokarna take a dip in Kotitheertha before offering prayers inside the temple complex. It is suggested that all people on a pilgrimage should visit this site in order to cleanse themselves.