Religious Places in Goa
of Worship - Sri Manguesh temple at Mangueshi in Ponda Taluka, the most well-known among temples, is situated along the National Highway-4A about 23-km from Panaji.
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Temples in Goa, This temple is famous for its immaculate 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.
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A gateway at the roadside leads to a
paved path and courtyard that leads to a water tank, overlooked by the white temple building, rose on a plinth. Also in the courtyard is a seven-storey 'Deepmal', a tower for oil lamps.
Inside, the floor is paved with marble, and bands of ornamental tiles splash the white walls. Flanked by large 'Dvarpala' guardians and imprinted silver doorways with fluorite designs lead to the sanctum, which houses a Shiva Lingam.
A golden "Shesha" besides the Linga and an image of Shiva constitute the main altar.
The Shri Mangueshi Temple is small yet grand with all the component of a Hindu temple, like the Prakara, mini shrines, Garbha Griha, grand towers and spacious courtyards.
The entire complex, due to strange impact looks like a Gurdwara or palatial mansion, but when entering the complex, one finds our Hindu traditional gods and their accommodation according to Shastric injunctions.
Devout worship is offered to this deity by its citizens and tourists as well. Festivals and periodical devotional activities are conducted with great zeal commendable.
The Mangesh Linga is said to have been consecrated on the mountain of Mangireesh (Mongir) on the banks of river Bhagirathi by Lord Brahma himself, from where the Saraswat Brahmins brought it to Trihotrapuri in Bihar.
They carried the linga on to Gomantaka and settled at Mathagrama, the present-day Madgoa, establishing their most sacred and ancient temple of Mangesh on the banks of the river Gomati or Zuari as it is called today. Lord Mangesh is worshipped here in the shape of a Shiva linga.
Lore has it that Parvati – the consort of Lord Shiva – came to Goa in search of Shiva who had disappeared from Kailasa following an altercation between them. Parvati beseeched Shiva to protect her in these terms:
‘Trahi Mam Girisha’ (protect me the Lord of mountains). ‘Mam Girisha’ subsequently became ‘Mangirisha’ or ‘Manguesh’.
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