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Shree Mallikarjun Temple, CanaconaThis temple is situated at Canacona in
Canacona taluka. It is dedicated to Lord Mallikarjun, an incarnation of Lord
Shiva. It was built in the 16th century and renovated in 1778. The temple is
spacious and lies below the level of the town. It contains more than 60 deities of different gods and goddesses inside. It has massive wooden pillars that are
exquisitely carved. The main festivals celebrated are "Rathasaptami" or the
chariot festival is celebrated in February and "Shigmo" in April.
Shree Sanusthan Gokarn Parthagali Jeevotham Math, ParthagaliThis Math
is situated at Parthagali, in Canacona taluka. It is a math of the Gaud Saraswat
community, and was established in 1475 by Swamiji Shreemad
Narayanateertha. It is headed by a Swamiji, an uninterrupted lineage of over 23
so far. In the campus lies a Banyan tree, considered to be a "Tapasya
the site of "revelation" of the "inner self" by the process of meditation. There
are few temples in the campus.