Gokarna is a  is a small temple town on the western coast of India in the Kumta taluk of Uttara Kannada district of the state of Karnataka.

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.

Captured by Viraj Vaidya. Click to visit his collection.

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