This beautiful temple is situated at
Zambaulim, about 22kms from Margao, on the banks of
the Kushawati river. The deity was originally based
in a temple at the exact spot where the Church of Holy
Spirit stands in Margao today. It was moved in 1565
to escape the Portuguese Inquisition when the original
temple was destroyed and The Church of Holy Spirit built
on its site. It is revered by both Christians and Hindus
alike. The Kushawati river is supposed to have great
healing powers and many a devotee takes a bath here
to cure themselves of bodily ills. The main festival
celebrated is Shigmo, the Goan Hindu festival of color.
Shree Chandranath Temple, Paroda
This temple is situated at Paroda, on top of a 359m
high hill in Quepem taluka. The deity is Lord Chandranath
or Lord of the Moon; an incarnation of Lord Shiva. This
was the deity of the Bhojas, a dynasty that ruled early
Goa.The temple is so designed that the main deity, the
Lingam receives moonlight on every full moon. It is
also said that whenever moonlight shines on the Lingam,
it oozes water. The present building dates back from
the 17th century, but reportedly there has been a temple
there for over 1500 yrs. From the base the temple is
approached by a steep flight of steps. Another attraction
is the ancient chariot with its exquisite wooden carvings.
Shree Navdurga Sanusthan, Borim
This temple is situated at Borim, 12km from Margao.
The deity is Goddess Navdurga, an incarnation of Goddess
Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva. The deity was brought
by a group of Brahmins from Karad in Maharastra to Benaulim,
in Salcette taluka and subsequently moved to its present
site at Borim.
Shree Shantadurga Temple, Fatorpa
This temple is situated at Fatorpa, 18kms from Margao.
The deity is dedicated to Goddess Shantadurga, an incarnation
of Goddess Parvati, consort of Lord Shiva. The deity
originally came from Cuncolim in Salcette taluka and
was moved to Fatorpa in the 16th century to escape the
wanton destruction of Hindu temples during that time
by the Portuguese.