About 12-km from Kavalem is situated
another important religious monument which is dedicated to Sri Kamakashi.
The deity is believed to have come from Kamakhya, Guwahati in Assam, which
is her original abode.
In Goa, the original location of Sri Kamakshi temple was Raia in Salcete
Taluka. But the deity was subsquently shifted to Shiroda village in Ponda
Taluka due to religious persecution by alien rulers.
The place where temple is has an ancient name "Shivagram". Of the
smaller temples present in the complex there is the one dedicated to Lord "Rayeshwara".
People irrespective of religious faith and hailing originally from Raia,
still venerate Sri Kamaksha.
12-km From Kavalem, Goa
Goddess Kamakshi (An Incarnation OF
A Temple Dedicated To Lord
Prime AttrACTIONs of Ponda
3-km away from Banastari Bridge on
Panaji-Ponda Road is situated the noteworthy temple dedicated to Devaki
Krishna at Marcel. The deity is said to have been brought from Chorao in
Tiswadi to Mayem in Bicholim and then shifted to its present place during
the days of religious persecution by the alien rulers. more..
Sri Manguesh temple at Mangueshi in Ponda Taluka,
the most prominent among temples, is situated along the National Highway-4A
about 23-km from Panaji. This temple is famous for its pristine glory, which
attracts thousands of visitors every year and is gifted by the Welcome Gate,
an elegant lamp tower, a "Noubatkhana" overlooking the temple tank
and the "Agrashalas" on three sides. more..
Situated at the foothill of
Kavalem, the Shantadurga temple boasts of a huge tank, a Dipa Stambha and
Agrashalas. The temple was built in 1728 AD during the reign of Shahu
Maharaj of Satara at the request of one of his ministers, Naro Ram Mantri.
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