The Mangueshi temple is also known as Manguesh Devasthan is one of the most famous of all Goa temples. It is situated at Priol in Ponda district of Goa, surrounded with lush greenery which creates a separate place in the hearts of the onlookers. It is located about 21 kilometers from Goa’s capital city Panaji and 26 km from Margao. In ancient times the temple was located at Kushasthali which is presently known as Cortalim. During the Portuguese Inquisition, a lot of Hindu temples were destroyed in Goa.
... The Mangueshi Temple in Goa is a beautiful temple dedicated to Lord Shiva. This temple is considered to be the most important temple in Goa; it belongs to the typical Goa’s Hindu temple style of architecture. It is very distinctive with its white towers, welcoming at the entrance even though it is small and extremely beautiful. It is one of the most frequently visited temples in Goa as well the largest and wealthiest Temple of Goa.
The main annual festival of the Mangueshi Temple is held at the end of February every year during the Magha Purnima. The Ratha Yatra that is the pulling of the chariots, which is the main event during the festival, attracts thousands of pilgrims and tourists. During the festival, the God/Goddess is decorated with a special royal look and taken around the village pulled by pilgrims on a chariot.
Q. What Mangueshi temple is famous for?
Ans. Mangueshi temple is famous for its typical Goa’s Hindu temple style of architecture.
Q. What are the nearby places to visit from Mangueshi temple?
Ans. Panaji, Margao, and Balaji Temple.
Q. How to Reach Mangueshi temple