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  • the Mahabaleshwar Temple (pictured) in Gokarna is one of the seven sacred Muktikshetras (places of salvation) in India and is said to bestow immense blessings upon devotees who even glimpse it?

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Question 1: The drive up the winding path that leads to Gokarna is scenic, with the rocky mountains and Western Ghats on one side and the ________ on the other.
Laccadive SeaIndian OceanArabian SeaPalk Strait

Question 2: It is believed that Lord ________ emerged from the ear of a cow (Prithvi, the Mother Earth) here.

Question 3: A sect of Brahmins fled from the ________ to escape forcible conversions by the Portuguese and British and settled in and around Gokarna in the 15th century.
Daman and DiuMumbaiMangaloreGoa

Question 4: To prevent Ravana from getting a weapon as powerful as the atmalinga, ________, in the disguise of a Brahmin boy, tells Ravana that he will hold the atmalinga until Ravana finishes his prayers.

Question 5: Later, when the Konkan region - including ________ - was occupied by the Portuguese, it became part of their rule.
Daman and DiuMumbaiGoaMangalore

Question 6: Gokarna is about 453 km from ________, 240 km north of Mangalooru and about 59 km from Karwar.
Bugle RockBangaloreKrishnarajapuraBengaluru Pete

Question 7: Gokarna is also mentioned in the Shrimad ________ as being the home of the two brothers Gokarna and Dhundhakari and the Bhagawat also gives details of the differences in their temperament, nature and exploits.
Agni PuranaGaruda PuranaBhagavad GitaBhagavata Purana

Question 8: Gokarna (Kannada: ಗೋಕರ್ಣ) is a village in the Uttara Kannada district of the Karnataka state, ________.
IndiaResearch and Analysis WingIndia and the Non-Aligned MovementLok Sabha

Question 9: The main deity is Lord Mahabhaleshwara a form of Hindu GOD ________.

Question 10: Another mythological reference to Gokarna describes how ________, the demon-king of Lanka, received the atmalinga from Shiva after he had performed a penance at Mount Kailash reciting self-written Shivatandavastotram.


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