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Shantadurga Temple, Panjim

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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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  • Make sure you keep this ancient temple on your itinerary when visiting Goa. Its one of the best spots to observe the ancient Hindu Saraswat traditions come alive during the Jatra that happens somewher...  more »
  • Shri Manguesh Temple & Shantadurga temple are lovely places for a tourist to visit during the 1 day trip. These are generally covered in the tour packages. 
  • It's a very nice temple in Ponda. As the name suggest, it is devoted to goddess Durga. It's a well maintained temple. Nice architecture. It is very clean. A typical Goan temple structure. They have pr...  more »
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  • A good temple to be done in Goa trip. Shantadurga is a calm, quiet and nice temple
  • 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.
  • Such a beautiful Durga Mandir I have ever seen in my life.
  • Nice temple, visit once if nearby.
  • 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.