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Temples around Sanguem

Shree Mahadeva Temple, Tambdi Surla

This ancient temple is situated at Tambdi Surla, about 12 Kms from Molem,  and 66 Kms from Panaji and is  in Sanguem taluka. It is the only intact surviving temple of the Kadamba era. It survived the ravages of both the muslim invasion and the Portuguese Inquisition, mostly due to its remoteness. Its construction reveals its importance to the Kadambas, though the exact reasons are unknown as to why this site was chosen. It is constructed of basalt stone not locally available and is beautifully carved both on the inside and the outside. It faces east. Its main "Mantap" is composed of three entrances, a small "antaralaya" and a small "garbagriha". The shrine is dedicated to Lord Mahadeva, another name for Lord Shiva represented by a "lingam" mounted on a pedestal.  Shivratri is the main festival  celebrated at this temple. 

 

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Tambdi Surla Temple  

Tambdi Surla Temple

                   

 

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