Shantadurga Temple, Panjim
Categories: Sacred & Religious Sites, Tourist Spots
Wash your feet at the pond of Shantadurga Temple, a red-colored spectacle with yellow borders, featuring an impressive idol of the goddess Shree Durga flanked by Vishnu and Shiva. Originally built in 1550 out of mud and palm leaves, the present laterite and granite temple structure, a fusion Indo-Portuguese style, was added between 1713 and 1738. The clean and well-managed Hindu temple features a lavish silver palanquin protected by one of the most revered patron deities of the Brahmin community. Bike or drive to the site, some 33 km (20 mi) away from Panaji. Photographs inside the temple are not allowed. Plan your Shantadurga Temple visit and explore what else you can see and do in Goa using our Goa itinerary builder.
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Its a good temple in the midst of green mountains... It is a pleasant place , where locals also visit...It is one of the biggest temples in Goa.
We visited this temple dedicated to the Hindu Goddes Shantadevi located inthe village Kavalem in city of Ponda in North Goa in last week of April 2016. Our journey from Panaji was about 33 kms. throug... read more »
Shantadurga Temple in one of the largest temple in goa famous attraction point of tourist and devotees situated Kavalem near from panji
The temple is dedicated to Shri Shantadurga, the goddess who mediated betweenVishnu and Shiva. The deity is also called 'Santeri' locally. The Temple in it's current location was built in 1738 AD by a Minister Naroram Rege in Chatrapati Shahu Maharaj reign after the original temple at Quelossim (Keloshi) in Salsete was destroyed by the Portuguese in 1564. The architecture of the temple is little different. It is a fusion of Indo-Portuguese architecture. The temple consists of a collection of pyramidal roofs with a dome. The pillars and floors are made of Kashmir stone. The temple has a huge tank, a Deepastambha and agrashalas (guest houses). The temple has Roman-arched windows, some have stained-glass window panes of deep red, yellow, blue, green colours. Its chandeliers, its gate posts, balustraded flat dome, the maroon-peach-white colour gives the temple a different look. A must visit place.
I am Mahajan of this deity. I have experienced miracles through her blessings in my life. I am not only a staunch devotee but also indebted to her for her continued blessings in my life.
The mandir has a different aura....its calm and serene.. good place if you want a break from the usual noisy goa.
Sailesh Bellare S
Good and beautiful temple and shant
Serene atmosphere.....The temple is beautiful!
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