Mangesh temple is situated on the Panaji-Ponda road. Mangesh (Siva) is the Presiding deity here. This temple was originally in Kushasthali which was destroyed in 1543. The Lingam was shifted to the present location to Mangeshi in Priol.
There is a Nandi in front of the main deity. There is also a shrine dedicated to Kala Bhairava near the entrance of the temple. One has to climb a few steps to reach the temple. The temple has a beautiful tank and is surrounded by lot of greenery. This 400 year old temple attracts many pilgrims and is situated in serene surroundings.
How to reach: Nearest railway station is Madagaon (26 Kms) and the airport Dabolim which is about 35 kms.
Good hotels are available in Panaji, Vasco, Madgaon and Ponda.
Each temple also has accommodation facilities, however this is generally made available for the people of the Saraswath community.
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