Devaki krishna temple in Marcel is very unique as this temple has both Mother Devaki and her son ,cute little Krishna as the main deities. Devaki idol is in a standing posture with baby Krishna sitting on her hip.There is also another idol of Krishna standing in front of Mother Devaki, an excellent portrayal of mother-child relationship..This is the Kuldevata for our Gotra. This idol is very graceful and I think this is the only temple in India where we see Devaki and Krishna together. This deity also known as Pisso Ravalnath. This temple structure is very simple and every temple here has a narrow path just outside the sanctum for circumambulation.. There is also a small shrine outside this temple on the left side of the main temple for Bhoomika devi.The other deities are Lakshmi Ravalnath, Mallinath, Katyani.
Malni Poornima festival during January- February is the famous festival here and the temple gets thronged with pilgrims.
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How to reach:
Marcel in Ponda is 17 Kms. from Panaji, the state capital of Goa.
Madgaon is the nearest railway station.Goa is well connected by air as well. The airport is at Dabolim.