22 kms from Margao at Zambaulim-Sanguem. Shri Damodar Temple located in picturesque surroundings on the banks of river Kushavati, universally known as Panti. Near the temple, the river is regarded particulary holy and is said to have medicinal properties. The deity is worshipped by the Hindus and Christians alike. A week long party of Shigmo is packed with programs which consist of a colorful fair, exchange of gulal, collective meals and presentation of shows on popular legends and folk culture. The deity was originally in Margao. The original temple of this deity was situated in Margao. The deity was transferred to its present location in the year 1567 when the Portuguese brought down the original temple and built the Church of the Holy Spirit in its place.
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