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5 majestic temples in Goa, you must visit on your next, trip for a spiritual high

Check out these magnificent temples that stand as a glorious testimony of a beautiful co-existence in Goa!

If you are someone who has always associated Goa with beaches, parties and churches, then it is time to look beyond. The coastal state of Goa is so much wider than its beaches, so much deeper than the sea and you surely will be amazed by the culture of this 'party hub' hidden in plain sight.

Besides the dominating Christian and Portuguese communities, the Konkani undertones of the Hindu-Dravidian and Austro-Asian cultures are also fine-tuned into the identity of the state. If you still can't believe us, check out these magnificent temples that stand as a glorious testimony of a beautiful co-existence!


Maruti - Hanuman Temple

One of the most beautiful temples in the state of Goa, the Maruti Temple is built on the slope of the Altinho, overlooking the Fontainhas District in Panjim. Dedicated to Lord Hanuman, the temple houses a magnificent idol of Maruti, which can be seen from the main road through a basement opening. Illuminated in a splendid glow in the evenings, this temple has to be on your itinerary, the next time you visit Goa!

Kamakshi Temple

Built in the honour of Goddess of Kamakshi, an incarnation of Goddess Parvati, this temple is located in the village of Shiroda, North Goa, about 37 km off Panjim. According to legend, Shri Kamakshi idol was brought from Guwahati, Assam, which is believed to be the her original abode. The blends of the sloping Portuguese roofs in the design and structure of this temple represent the essence of the Goan culture.

Shri Mallikarjun Devasthan Temple

Located in the enchanting valley of Sristhal village, about 75 km from Panjim, the Mallikarjun Temple is completely surrounded by the the glorious blue mountains and green fields. Believed to have been built by the ancestors of the Kshatriya clan here in the 16th Century, the temple has intricately carved wooden pillars- a very specific characteristic, which is not found in any other temple in Goa. Designed by the artisans of Southern India, the reflection of the peninsular Indian architecture is hard to miss.

Mangeshi Temple

Located art Pirol in Ponda taluka, the Mangeshi Temple is one of the most popular, frequentely visited temples in Goa. Dedicated to Bhagwan Mangesh- Shiva, this temple has an elegance and charm to its architecture, that has attracted worshippers from all over the globe, for 4 centuries now. The Mangesh Linga temple also has temples of Goddess Parvati and Lord Ganesha, a sabha with 19 chandeliers and a capacity to house 500 devotees. The key highlight of this temple is the 7 storeyed deepstambh, which lit by the glow of earthen lamps every evening, furnishing a golden aura to the temple.

Shri Mahalakhshmi Temple

The Mahalaxmi Temple of Goa is one of its archaic establishment at Bandora, standing tall and proud since 1413. It is said that the idol of the Goddess Mahalakshmi was smuggled in the dark covers of midnight, by two devotees to avoid persecution by the Portuguese in the 16th century. Till date, the locals worship the impression of the idol feet, following the rituals that are carved on the stone plaques. These carvings are said to be as old as the reign of Nanjan Gosavi Pratihast in the state.

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