Shantadurga Temple Tours

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Surrounded by lush vegetation at the foothills of the village of Kavlem in the Ponda Taluka district of Goa, the Shantadurga Temple is dedicated to Shree Shantadurga, the goddess of peace. A small mud shrine of the goddess once sat at the site, which was then transformed into an elaborate temple in 1738, with further renovations in the 1960s.

According to Hindu mythology, the goddess is famous for playing mediator between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu, taking Shiva by her left hand and Vishnu by her right to pacify the warring gods. This is why the idol of the goddess inside the Shantadurga Temple is flanked by statues of Shiva and Vishnu, and why she holds a serpent in each hand – to represent the gods.

Architecturally, the temple is a fusion of Indo-­Portuguese styles. There is a main temple and three smaller temples for other deities built around it. The temple building features a series of pyramidal roofs with a dome.

Practical Info

The Shantadurga Temple is easily reached by road from Panaji, Goa’s state capital. All visitors must dress conservatively.
Location
Address: Verem­-Nerul Road, Panaji, Goa, India
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Private Full-Day All-Inclusive Tour of Goa with Lunch at a Spice Plantation

Discover Goa on a private full-day tour with your own personal guide. Take in the history and culture evident at sites including UNESCO World Heritage-listed Old Goa (Velha Goa), Mangueshi Temple, Shanta Durga Temple, the Latin Quarter in Panaji, Dona Paula village, and the state capital Panjim City. Your all-inclusive tour includes lunch at a spice plantation, private guide and air-conditioned transportation, entrance fees, and hotel pickup and drop-off.
  • Duration: 8 hours
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Private Cultural Tour: Ancestral Goa, Shantadurga Temple and Spice Village Including Lunch

Experience the culture of Goa, sample its aromatic cuisine and gain an insider’s understanding of Hindu religion on this full-day private tour. Explore Ancestral Goa with your guide and learn about efforts to preserve art, culture and the environment. Check out two Hindu temples that showcase Portuguese influence and visit a spice village where you’ll unlock the secrets of India’s most prized export. Hotel pickup and drop-off, as well as a traditional Indian lunch are included.
  • Duration: 7 hours
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  • Duration: 7 hours
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