When the all-powerful demon known as Vetrasur conquered the three lokas, the trinity of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva devised a strategy to defeat him. They created a female warrior known as Durge. Various gods gifted her with special powers to fight Vetrasur. After she conquered the demon, Lord Shiva re-christened her as Bhadrakali and dispatched her to Gokarna as a protector of the metropolis. At the gate of the temple, statues of two lions and warriors depict the strength of goddess Bhadrakali.
The statue of the goddess is seen in her ferocious avatar with massive eyes, tooth and four fingers holding guns. This temple of Bhadrakali stands tall at the doorway of Gokarna, inside taking walks distance from the metropolis centre and opposite Shree Shankara Narayan Temple. For devotees of Shakti, Fridays are unique as many offer prayers and for this reason this temple of Goddess Kali can be fantastically busier on this day of the week. On a journey out from Gokarna's fundamental bus terminal to Om beach, you may forestall over to go to this implementing temple for your proper.