How about temple tour as well as beach vacation? Yeah, head to coastal Karnataka to spend some quality time at the beaches and visit some ancient temples. The coastal line of Karnataka has many places to explore. Bordered by the Arabian Sea, this region is a visual delight.
Pristine beaches, surreal landscapes and almost empty temples. Isn't it nice to visit temples when they are less crowded? Yes, a calm and refreshing feeling exists in such places. However, one has to scourge through the regions to find such temples located away from human settlements. However, let us concentrate more on these famous temples of coastal Karnataka that worth a visit!
The tall and beautiful statue of Shiva with the backdrop of the see is a most popular picture we see in Karnataka. Yes, this place is none other than Murudeshwara in Bhatkal. This Shiva temple is one of the popular temples in Karnataka.
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Let us head to a town where everything starts and ends with Lord Krishna. It is the coastal town of Udupi which is known for Sri Krishna Matha and eight other mathas created by Madhvacharya. This temple town is well-known for sure. Malpe and Kaup Beach are near to Udupi.
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Anegudde Ganapati or Kumbashi Vinayaka Temple is a famous temple in Kundapura. This shrine is one among the 6 temples of Ganesha Coast in Karnataka.
The coastal town of Gokarna is popular for Mahabaleshwara Temple. This Shiva Temple is also known as Dakshina Kashi as it is considered as pious as Kashi Vishwanatha Temple in Varanasi.
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Pristine town of Kollur is the venue of Mookambika Devi Temple. According to a legend, this is the place where Adi Shankaracharya performed a penance to request Goddess Mookambika Devi to go to Kerala with him.
The ancient Somanatha Temple at Someshwara Beach is one of the enchanting shrines near Mangalore. According to the myth, this temple has existed from the time of Ramayana. Somanatha Temple is one of the Shiva temples in coastal Karnataka.
Kateel Durgaparameshwari Temple
Kateel is one of the holy towns in Dakshina Kannada District. It is known for Kateelu Durgaparameshwari Temple. Goddess Durgaparameshwari is one of the most revered goddesses in Karnataka.
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