Trivia / Nocturnal Goa

Which town was the original abode of goddess Shri Shantadurga located at Kawlem - one of the largest temples in the state?

  1. Margao
  2. Cavelossim
  3. Sangolda

Cavelossim

Shantadurga is the most revered Hindu goddess in Goa and is worshipped across almost all villages in the form of an anthill. The site on which the original temple complex was built in Cavelossim is now known as "Deoolbhata".The deity was eventually moved to Karwem, about 30 kms from Panjim and is the largest temple complex in Goa. The Shree Shantadurga temple complex is now owned by the Goud Saraswat Brahmin community and was built around 1730 AD under the reign of Maratha ruler Chhatrapati Shahu.

Popular among foreign tourists, Cavelossim beach is located about 15kms south of Madgao, The beach bosts of white sands and black igneous rocks.