The temple, located in Mardol, is dedicated to Vishnu, but the main deity in the sanctum is Mahalasa - a female form of Vishnu or his consort Lakshmi - goddess of wealth and power. The image was brought here from its original site in Salcete taluka further to the south. It was the third temple we visited in the north of Ponda on our day trip around the Hindu temples of Goa. This also is a popular destination with the tourists. Features of the temple include a marble-floored mandapa (to the left) with carved pillars, ceiling panels of parakeets, and sculptures of the incarnations of Vishnu in the eaves.
The geo coordinates for reference in Google Earth are: 18.104.22.168 N and 22.214.171.124 E. Elevation is 13 metres.
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