Gokarna is a ancient temple town and center for Sanskrit studies.It is located in Uttara Kannada district of Karnataka State. Gokarna means " Cow's Ear "- It is believed that Lord Shiva has emerged from the ear of a cow. This town lies between the rivers Gangavali and Agnashini and situated along the Karwar coast by the Arabian Sea. Gokarna is also mentioned in Shrimad Bhagawat Purana. This Shivitiestemple town is also called Kashi of the South.