Sri Manguesh Temple

In the foothills 25km southwest of Panjim at Ponda Taluka is the Sri Manguesh Temple, a 350-year old structure dedicated to Lord Manguesh, an incarnation of Lord Shiva.

Originally, the temple was in a hidden location at the Kushasthali but the Saraswats of Vatsa Gotra shifted the temple to Ponda Taluka for fear of the Portuguese. At that time the Ponda Taluka was ruled by the Hindu kings of Sonde and was considered safe.

There was no photography allowed inside.

Goa Temple Manguesh




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5 Responses to Sri Manguesh Temple

  1. Virginia O'Donnell January 8, 2012 at 5:24 am #


  2. Maria January 8, 2012 at 2:29 pm #

    the most important aspect of this temple is the shiva linga…did you get to see it be worshiped?

  3. Kelly A. Klovas January 8, 2012 at 6:07 pm #

    Gorgeous! <3

  4. Amber Gross January 14, 2012 at 5:36 am #

    This is beyond great! How freakin' cool to experience it all ;).

  5. Lauren Axelrod January 17, 2012 at 7:16 pm #

    Looks like you’re having an amazing time. Or are you back already? I love the fourth picture. The architecture is certainly surprising in its orientation. Like a blend of Roman and Indian influences.

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