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Photowalk : Shantadurga Temple (Goa)






Photowalk : Shantadurga Temple (Goa)


The temple is dedicated to Shantadurga, the goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva.

Place of worship is sacred for Goud Saraswat Brahmins (GSB) community.



To offer to gd, Locals sale flowers specially the bunch of lotus flowers merely ten rupees.





Large cmplex of Shantadurga Temple is located 33 km from Panaji in Ponda Taluka, Goa.
This current temple structure of Shree Shantadurga devi was built during the period from 1713 a.d to 1738 a.d. 













  • There is a main temple and three smaller temples of other deities which have been built on three sides of the temple. The temple consists of a collection of pyramidal roofs with an interesting dome. The pillars and floors are made of Kashmir stone. 

  • Many renovations have been done over the years to the main temple and to the temples of other deities besides the guest house which is built on three sides of the temple.
  • The temple has a huge tank, a Dipa Stambha and agrashalas (guest houses).

Idol of Shantadurga , Ref Wiki



after Devpuja (worshipping the god) some time for Petpuja (Dining). Small huts just outside the entrance sells beverages, snacks, memorabilia and even typical govian style cloth



Reference: 

http://shreeshantadurga.com/homepage.asp
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shanta_Durga_Temple

7 comments:

  1. This post has photos from and around Mangeshi Temple, not the Shantadurga temple.

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  2. Nice place...... Nicely captured...............

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  3. Amazing place...nice captures also...Glad to follow you..

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  4. Oh the temple got a leaning tower of Pisa too :-P
    Cool photo walk dude :-)

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