Temples in Goa
your vacations in Goa, you will discover that Saraswat temples
hold much significance among the people of Goa. This temple of
Goa attracts not only the Hindu crowd but Christians too pour
into these temples in good numbers. This may be due to the fact
that though many of them have embraced Christianity, they still
hold on to their pre-conversion surnames and still sponsor and
support the deities of their Hindu brethren.
Among the oldest Saraswat Temples in Goa are the Mangeshi temple
of Priol in Goa, the Shanta Durga Temple at Kavele in Goa, the
Ganapati temple at Khandole in Goa, the Maha Laxmi temple at
Bandewade in Goa and the Sri Nagesh Maharudra Temple at Bandora
in Goa. Of these, unlike all other ancient deities of Goa, the
Sri Nagesh Maharudra did not move from Bandora (Bandiwade) even
during the period of the Portuguese acquisition.