Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Gomantak Tirupati Balaji Padmavathi temple - Ponda, Goa

Tirupati Balaji Padmavati temple is situated in Kunkuliem village enveloped with greenery from all sides. This temple is maintaining a beautiful garden full of flowers and sacred Tulsi . The lush green and well maintained lawn offered a real visual treat. The Tulsi here is surrounded by sugarcane which looked very attractive . The idol of Balaji is very tall and and it gave us a feeling of visiting the Tirupati Balaji temple in Andrapradesh, sans the crowd. Next to the Balaji temple there are shrines for Padmavathi and Ganesha. Like the South Indian temples this temple in Goa has a dwajasthambha. This temple was blessed by Jagadguru Sanuacharya of Kanchikamakoti Peetam.

Shri Kanchi Kamakoti Peetam Charitable Trust, Goa is managing this temple and the idols of Sri Balaji and Sri Padmavati were donated by the Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam.

How to reach: This temple is situated in Kunkuliem village 15 Kms. from Ponda and is near to Shanta Durga and Mangesh temples
Nearest railway station is Madgaon.
Accommodation- Good hotels are available in Panaji ,capital of Goa and Ponda too.





44 comments:

  1. Tall sugarcane trees with Tulsi in its lap just add to the aura of the temple.. beautiful :)

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  2. Tulsi surrounded by sugarcane? Beautiful!! the surrounding looks serene and calm

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  3. Thanks for the nice info about this temple. Looks peaceful. I hope there is no "jarugandi" there.

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  4. Dear Chitra,
    Good Morning!
    This was one temple I was looking for.This is the temple where I always want to spend long hours.Each time I visit,I find out the new flowering plants in the copmound.The tulsi,the jsamine,sugarcane,champak,and so many many other shrubs and plants alongwith coconut trees and banana plants make the ambience so cool and refreshing.A river flows behind Balaji Temple.As it was summer,you might not have heard thesound of water gushing in the river.
    Before reaching this temple there is a small krishna temple and it is amust -visit temple.
    Chitra,you missed Shri Ayyappa Temple of Vasco-da-Gama.
    Wishing your more pilgrimage,
    Sasneham,
    Anu
    The devotees are offered tasty pongal in leafy vessel.One can buy the laddoos.

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  5. Mridula
    Thanks for the comment.

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  6. Vineeta
    Thanks for the comment.the temple is in a salubrious environ.

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  7. Insignia
    This is the frst time I could see Lord Balaji sans crowd. Really loved the visit.

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  8. SG
    No crowd here hence no jargandi:)

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  9. Anu
    Thanks for the additional info.But we reached the temple in the evening as you would have noticed from the pictures.3-4 days is not sufficient to visit all the temples.This tour itself was a very hectic one for us.

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  10. Interesting!!! Beautiful place, I love the greenery and fresh environment which I can feel from here only.... Excellent work Chitra ji!!!

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  11. chitra ji
    Your words of consolation on loss of my brother helped me strengthen myself. I really appreciate it and pray for peace and good health to you and yr near ones. Really lucky to have come across you.

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  12. SKM
    Thanks . You must visit Goa one day .I am sure you'll enjoy it.

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  13. Ramesh
    I knw how you feel .I say it again you and your family are in my prayers.

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  14. Another fascinating visit. All that greenary is so beautiful, so lush and plentiful.

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  15. You have changed the template of your blog..its looking very festive...This temple I didnt see in Goa, next time I will try.

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  17. PW
    We reached this temple at the end of the day and tired we were but the atmosphere really refreshed us,. We did rest here for a while.

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  18. Samvedana
    Thanks for appreciating.

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  19. wow!! the atmosphere looks so green and peaceful

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  20. The pics are so stunningly beautiful..
    The sacred Tulsi plant in the midst of sugarcane trees is a delight to watch!
    Very serene and tranquil atmosphere too!

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  21. Sorci
    Thanks Sorci.Long time...

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  22. Arti
    Thank you so much. Really enjoyed being there.

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  23. HAve been wanting to visit Balaji. But somehow it doesn't work out. I'll have to travel alone and not familiar with South India.Nice blog.

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  24. suthi suthi partha.. romba amaithiya iruku... so nice..nandringooo

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  25. Neena Sharma
    Welcome to my blog. All your desires would be fulfilled by Him.Maintain your desires to visit Balaji at Tirumala.

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  26. Thanks Hary.Happy you found some time to suthify around.

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  27. Garden with tulsi & flowers.. It must have been so serene & sweet smelling !! I like the fact that Balaji & his consort are in such a pleasing surrounding :) Instead of the always crowded Tirupati. Great post. My week begins with a good darshan :)

    p.s. - I read trip advisor's comment. congrats. You & your blog deserve it :)

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  28. lostworld
    thank you for the comment and trip advisor is certainly good development.

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  29. Please visit my post. You have been tagged.

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  30. hey nice post ya...good to visit this blog..tc

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  31. Chitra,
    Obviously I come from a different background but I always get such a joyful feeling from your explorations of the temples. Thank you for sharing your lovely adventures with us!

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  32. Ramesh
    you have a wonderful way of keeping in touch wih your friends.See you.

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  33. Traci
    Your words are encouraging.I know my blog is specifically about temples which some way like some may not mainly because of the cultural differences.But I have a few wonderful friends like you who inspire and motivate me.Thanks a lot

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  35. could u tell me if we can donate hair over here like thr at the tirupati temple in andhra... ????

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  36. Anonymous,
    It is a small temple and I haven't seen any such things there.

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  37. i hereby invite you to to visit temples of orissa












































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































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  38. Chitra ji Thank you very much for the valuable information. Because of your information i am able to see the lord Venkateswara on 01st Jan(Vaikunta ekadasi) in Goa. It's very beautiful temple with greenery.

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