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This is my next excursus to the past. Today I found one old interesting photo from Goa. I hope you'd like it.

Shri Mangueshi temple is located at Mangeshim in Priol, Ponda Taluka,1 kilometer from Mardol close to Nagueshi, 22 km from Panaji the capital of Goa and 26 km from Margao.

This temple is one of the largest, most enchanting, serene and most frequently visited temples in Goa.


There is a prominent Nandi Bull which is considered to be the Vahana (Vehicle) of Shiva. The temple complex consists of a spacious courtyard surrounded by the temple itself and rooms for weddings and pilgrims. The temple also has a magnificent water tank, which is believe to be the oldest part of the temple. The Sabha Griha is a spacious hall which accomodates over 500. The decor includes the chandeliers of the nineteenth century. There are photos of Lord in different styles. The devotees are said to assemble here twice a day to meditate and seek peace, solace and the blessings of the Lord. This room also facilitates instrumental equipments to listen to Hari Katha and kirthana after which the devotees have their first glimpse at the Lord. The central part of the Sabha Griha leads to the Garbha Griha which is kept clear at all times. This allows the devotee to have the darshan of the Lord even from the entrance. The image of Mangesh resides in the garbhgriha of the beautiful temple.

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  • Copyright: Serghei Pakhomoff (serp2000) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2883 W: 63 N: 4139] (35728)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2010-05-07
  • Categories: Architecture
  • Exposure: f/5.6, 1/90 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 3:33
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