This temple is at a distance of just 8 Kms from Karwar. It is believed to be a thousand years old. Shejjeshwar temple is among one of the five temples where pieces of Atma-lingam, which Ravana was carrying, are believed to have been dropped. Shejjeshwar Temple is otherwise known as Siddeshwar Temple. According to belief, this temple is one among the five temples that constitute the Gokarna history.

Another popular legend says that the parts of Atma-lingam taken away by king Ravana fell at Shejjeshwar Temple. The temple is a very ancient temple and known for its precious form as it is the first place of the lingam according to the Vedic story of the lord shiva in a place called Gokarna. This temple is a few distances away from Gokarna. The temple has its unique fame as the main deity in lingam form as it is part of the lingam.


Thousands of people from all parts of the country come here during Maha Shivarathri.

  • Location: Karwar
  • Best Time to visit: Anytime
  • Entry fee: None
  • Timings: 9.30 AM to 7.30 PM
  • Distance from Karwar Bus Stand: 7km
  • Nearest Railway station: Shirwad railway station 2kms
  • Nearest Airport: Goa Airport 92kms.