Temple of Shri Bhagavati
contain India is a nation of religious beliefs and devotion to higher authorities such as Gods and Goddesses with whom the universal power rests.
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And conforming to this religious belief many temples in India were built for the devotees. Today, there are an infinite number of temples in India to which Goa is not an exception.
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Located in Parshem city Goa, Sri Bhagavati Temple worships God Bhagavati or the Ashtabhuja Goddess.
The Temple is one of the ancient temples in Goa. Tourists from all over visit Sri Bhagwati Temple Goa during the fairs and festivals. Situated 7 kms from Parshem, the temple of Sri Bhagavati is quite unique.
Like other parts of India, Temples in Goa are also consecrated to various deities. However, due to certain historical reasons there is a visible architectural difference in the construction of the temples of Goa and rest of the parts of India.
Nevertheless primary designs of any Hindu temple have been kept intact in the Goan temples as well.
Temples in Goa, A central shrine housing main deity, a tower or "Shikara" rising from main shrine boasting a traditional pyramid shape and two or more smaller shrines housing other deities can be seen in Goa temples also.
Of the various popular and holy temples, Shri Bhagavati Temple is one which deserves special mention.
Temple of Shri Bhagavati at Parshem is located at a distance of 7 km from Pemem in Pemem Taluka. The Shri Bhagvati temple complex houses five temples.
The main temple being that of Devi Bhagavati, other temples in the complex include those of Shri Sateri, Shri Dev Ravalnath, Shri Dev Bhivangi Panchakshari and Brahma (Shri Vishnu, Shri Ganapath, and Shri Shankar).
The outstanding feature of the Shri Bhagavati temple is that it has two 'Deepstambhas'. In the surrounding of the temple exquisite sculptures of ancillary deities can also be seen.
Besides, adding to the glory of the temple is the massive celebration of major festivals. These festivals include; the 7 days 'Bhajanisaptah' at Mandrem celebrated in the Indian month of Kartika, annual Zatra, Dussehra and Shimgo.
These festivals draw a large crowd of both the devotees and the tourists.
How to Reach Sri Bhagavati Temple Goa:
Located in North Goa, Sri Bhagavati Temple is a few kilometers from Morjim. You can either take a bus or drive from the Dabolim Airport.
You can use the ferry services that run from Mapusa and Pernem to Morjim. The nearest bus station is at Mapusa. Margao and Vasco da Gama are the major railway stations in Goa from where you can arrange a trip to Morjim.
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