Temples in South Goa

Goa, beyond its beaches and nightlife, holds a treasure trove of spiritual richness through its ancient temples. These sites, soaked in history and culture, speak of devotion and heritage. Join us in uncovering these spiritual gems that echo tales of faith.

Mangeshi Temple

Tucked in Priol's green village, Mangeshi Temple is a cultural masterpiece. Dedicated to Lord Shiva, it's a blend of intricate carvings and history. As the night falls, witness the magic of the seven-storey Deepa Stambha illuminated by earthen lamps - an experience that transcends time.

Mangeshi Temple
an idol of Durga

Shanta Durga Temple: Serenity's Sanctuary

Perched in Kavalem, Shanta Durga Temple offers panoramic views. Dating back to the 18th century and dedicated to Goddess Durga, it's a visual treat boasting Indo-Portuguese architecture. Beyond its beauty, the temple stands as a symbol of peace and harmony.

Mahadeva Temple: Ode to Shiva

Hidden in Bhagwan Mahaveer Wildlife Sanctuary, Mahadeva Temple is an architectural marvel dedicated to Lord Shiva. It's the oldest Hindu temple in Goa, showcasing intricate carvings and basalt stone craftsmanship. A survivor through Mughal and Portuguese times, it leaves an indelible mark on your soul.

a statue of shiva
courtyard of a temple

Brahma Temple: Pilgrimage to the Creator

Brahma Temple, rare and precious, worships Lord Brahma, the creator of the universe. Simple in design but oozing sanctity, it houses a large idol of Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. It holds immense religious significance, as it dates back to the 12th century. The temple was also a secret meeting place for the brave freedom fighters who fought for India's independence.

Mahalaxmi Temple: Tribute to Wealth

Mahalaxmi Temple, a grand structure for the goddess of wealth, welcomes devotees with intricate carvings. The entrance leads to a serene courtyard that houses an idol of Goddess Mahalaxmi. The 24 wooden panels narrate tales from Bhagwad Gita, evoking a strong sense of devotion. It's not just a temple; it's an experience that sends shivers down your spine.

an idol behind a glass encasing

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