FROM AROUND GOA
Goan temple architecture comprised of building temples out of black stone and were basically built in Kadamba and Hemadpanti style. Famous temples in Goa – Location
Shri Mangueshi Temple, Mangeshi
Shri Mangesh temple is located at Mangeshi Village in Priol, Ponda taluk, Goa.It is at a distance of 1 km from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 21 km from Panaji the capital of Goa, and 26 km from Margao.
This temple is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa. In 2011, the temple along with others in the area instituted a dress code on visitors of the temple.
Shri Shantadurga, Kavlem, Ponda
Situated 33 kms from Panajim, Shree Shantadurga temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva and stopped the fiercefull war going on between the two. She is flanked by Vishnu and Shiva on both the sides.
The temples of Shree Shantadurga and Shree Mangesh, two of the most revered patron deities of the Hindu Goud Saraswat Brahmin community are located in Kavlem and Mangeshi respectively in the Ponda district of North Goa.
Shri Kamakshi Rayeshwar Temple, Shiroda
In Goa, the temple of Shri Kamakshi is located amidst hills in the picturesque village of Shiroda and was built in the late 16th century. The village of Shiroda is situated in South Goa, 12 Kms from Ponda town and 22 Kms from the city of Margao. In the village of Shiroda, a huge Mahadwar or temple gate leads to the Kamakshi temple complex known as ‘Sthal’ or more commonly called ‘Thal’. After passing under the Mahadwar, as one descends the flight of stairs, the temple crowned by an octagonal, two-storied tower, with a golden Kalash perched on its Shikhar or peak, can be seen prominently.
Shri Mahalasa, Mardol
Shri Mahalasa Narayani’s temple at Mardol in the West coastal state of Goa in India needs no introduction to Shri Mahalasa’s Kulavis and other devotees. This is Her most well-known temple and even if we visit other temples, we cannot avoid visiting Her beautiful temple at Mardol, at least once in our lifetime. Lakhs of devotees and tourists visit the 450-year old temple every year to solicit blessings of the Divine Deity.