Shree Shantadurga Temple

Kapileswari - Kavlem Road
Ponda, GA - 403401

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The Shree Shantadurga Temple is one of the most revered Hindu temples in Goa, India, dedicated to the goddess Shantadurga, who is believed to be the peaceful form of the fierce goddess Durga. Situated in the small village of Kovalam in North Goa, this ancient temple holds great religious significance and attracts devotees from all over the region.

The temple complex is characterized by its stunning architecture, featuring a towering 'Deepa Stambha' (lamp tower) at the entrance and a majestic 'Nagarkhana' (drum house) that adds to its grandeur. The main sanctum sanctorum of the temple houses the idol of Shantadurga Devi, adorned with traditional ornaments and offerings by devotees.

Legend has it that the temple was originally located at Keloshi, a village that was submerged under the waters of the Zuari River. The deity of Shantadurga was then relocated to its current location in Kavalem, where the temple was rebuilt. Today, the Shree Shantadurga Temple stands as a symbol of resilience and devotion, revered by pilgrims and worshippers alike.

The temple complex also includes shrines dedicated to other deities, including Lord Ganesh, Lord Shiva, and Lord Vishnu, reflecting the diversity of Hindu beliefs and practices. The serene surroundings of the temple, surrounded by lush greenery and coconut palms, create a tranquil ambiance that is conducive to prayer and meditation.

Throughout the year, the Shree Shantadurga Temple hosts various religious festivals and celebrations, including Navratri, Mahashivratri, and the annual 'Zatra' (temple festival), which attracts large crowds of devotees who come to seek the blessings of the goddess and partake in the festivities.

A visit to the Shree Shantadurga Temple offers not only a glimpse into the rich religious heritage of Goa but also an opportunity to experience the fervent devotion and spiritual fervor of its devotees. Whether you're a religious pilgrim or a cultural enthusiast, the temple's serene ambiance and architectural splendor make it a must-visit destination in Goa.

Besides this landmark, there is one more landmark listed in Ponda. You will find the exact location of Shree Shantadurga Temple on the map above. If you need any other information on Shree Shantadurga Temple that is not listed here, please call 0832 231 2557 or visit their website.

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