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Shantadurga Temple, Panaji

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Address; Kavlem , Phonda City: Panaji State: Goa Location: South West India Year of Construction: 1738 A.D Type of Construction: Medieval Dedicated To: Goddess Durga Religion: Hinduism Famous For: The temple has an impressive idol of Goddess Shree Durga who mediated between Shree Vishnu and Shree Shiva and stopped the fiercefull war going on between the two. She is flanked by Vishnu and Shiva on both the sides. Accomodation: Accomodations are easily available at the hotels and lodges in Panaji. Accesibility: Panaji is very well connected to the other major ciites. Shantadurga Temple in Panaji : There is the famous temple of Sri Shantadurga the goddess of peace who is said to have settled a quarrel between Lord Shiva and Lord Vishnu amicably. Sri Shantadurga is worshipped all over Goa and scores of temples have been devoted to this deity. At several places it is known by several names, "Thamai", "Sateri", "Bhumka", "Adimaya" and others. Situated at the foothill of Kavalem, the Shantadurga temple boasts of a huge tank, a Dipa Stambha and Agrashalas. The temple was built in 1728 AD during the reign of Shahu Maharaj of Satara at the request of one of his ministers, Naro Ram Mantri.The original site of Sri Shantadurga temple is Kardelivana of Quelossim in Mormugao Taluka, where the great bard Krishnadas Shama penned the epic "Sri Krishna Charita" probably in the 14th century on the lines of Dnyaneshwari. Located 33 kms from Panaji, and sumptuously built, this Shri Shantadurga temple is dedicated to Shantadurga. Shantadurga is the Goddess who mediates between Vishnu and Shiva. The Shri Shantadurga temple has a rich and beautiful

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