According to popular legend, being fascinated about learning the significance of Gokarna, Parvati showed interested to visit the place. She was accompanied by Shiva and others on this journey. The Goddess was so enthralled with the piousness and the beauty of the place that she decided to reside at this place. The duo went to the top of the mountain away from the town.
Uma Maheshwara Temple is lying on the flat top of the Shatashrunga Mountain; this place offers a stunning view of the Indian Ocean which surrounds its sides. 10 – 15 mins hike over the mountain or a 30 mins trek from the town of Gokarna is required to reach the Shree Uma Maheshwara Temple. The soul stirring images of the sunrise and the sunset atop the mountain is a sight to behold. it is one of the most revered and prominent religious place in the state of Karnataka.