#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna is an important center of Sanskrit learning and houses Bhandikeri Math and Toggu Math. It is a place where Sanskrit knowledge is passed down from generations in Brahmin families. Many Hindus perform the last rites here as Gokarna is known as one of the seven important Hindu pilgrimage centers.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The main temple and deity in Gokarna is Lord Shiva, who is also known as Mahabaleshwar. This temple houses what is believed to be an original image of Lord Shiva’s linga also know as Atmalinga.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna means cow’s ear. It is believed that Lord Shiva emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here. It is at the ear-shaped confluence of two rivers Gangavali and Aghanashini.
#travelwithgdp Fact: The Arabian Sea is a part of the Indian Ocean. It is actually, the North Western branch of the ocean while the North Eastern branch is the Bay of Bengal. Due to the lack of rainfalls and scarcity of major rivers along with its general hot weather, the water of the sea has high […]
#travelwithgdp Fact: Om Beach is shaped as two semi crescents joined together forming the shape of Om (Hindu Symbol – 🕉️) hence the name Om beach.
#travelwithgdp Fact: Gokarna is a town on the Arabian Sea, in the southwestern Indian state of Karnataka. Fishing is most sought after the occupation in the town and the catch are immediately sold on the streets of Fish Market.