Shree Shantadurga Devi Temple, Kavlem, Goa | Shantadurga Devi Temple, Goa How to Reach

Goa is a pleasant place to visit. Basically Goa is special for beaches. Next to it, temples in Goa has a traditional value and wonderful infrastructure. There are various hindu temples in Goa and Shree Shantadurga Devi temple is one of the most amazing temples of it.

Shree Shantadurga Devi Temple is one of the famous holy place in Goa. This temple is located in Kavlem near Panjim. Shree Shantadurga Devi temple was originally located in Kardalivan (Queloscim) known as Keloshi . After that, while Portuguese were ruling the Government the Idol of Durga Devi was relocated to Kavlem.

You can take a short drive of about 33 kms from Panajim to reach this Shee Shantadurga Devi temple at Kavlem. There is one other famous temple in Goa to visit which is nothing other than the Shree Mangesh temple situated in Mangeshi. Both these temples are the most venerated guarantor deities of Hindu Brahmins of Goa. These two temples are located in a district of Northern part of Goa known as Ponda.

Anjuna beach is the famous tourist spot for visitors of Goa and relaxing place for people at Goa. Same way Shree Shantadurga Devi temple is one of the famous pilgrimage spot and holy place for tourist's and calm and peaceful place for peoples of Goa to spend time. This Devi temple has a history of long years. The Infrastructure of the temple rolls back to many centuries.

There is an attractive Idol of Shree Durga (Shree Jagdamba Devi's Avatar) in this temple. Besides Shree Shantadurga Devi are Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva on both sides. There is a historical story behind this temple.

The goddess in this temple is actually an avatar of Shree Jagdamba Devi. She was named as Shree Shantadurga Devi after the purpose of the avatar. When there was a war between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva, Shree Jagdamba Devi interceded between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva. She restored harmony by conciliating the furious war between the two. As she took the avatar to restore peace between Shree Vishnu and Shri Shiva, she is called as Shree Shantadurga Devi.

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The present architecture of this temple was constructed in the period of 1713 to 1738 A.D. The structure at Kavlem was raised by ruler Shahuraje Satara. There are various remodeling made over the years from the main structure of the temple. People visit Shree Durga Devi temple to spend a peaceful time. Any dispute that they have will get solved if this Shree Shantadurga Devi is worshipped whole heartedly. If you plan for a tour or a holy trip, do not miss this Shree Shantadurga Devi temple. Also there are other temple which are deities of peoples in Goa besides the Agarshala that is encircled on three sides of the temple.

There are many pilgrimage sites in Ponda that will be hard to miss apart from the Mangueshi Temple or Shantadurga Devi temple. Tourists flock to various temples in Goa which are known for solutions to the various problems of devotees.


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