Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Kamakshi Temple - Shiroda , Goa

Kamakshi temple, in Shiroda is more than 500 years old. Kamakshi is an incarnation Goddess Parvati, the consort of Lord Siva. The temple complex houses three more shrines dedicated to Shanta Durga, Lakshmi Narayana and Rayeshwar (Siva). The temple doors here are embellished well with silver foil work.

This village of Shiroda is situated 12Kms from Kavlem taluk of Ponda.

To read more about Kamakshi , click Kamakshi Amman of Kanchipuram

Just outside this temple there is a small shrine dedicated to Aanjaneya . See the last three photos.

How to reach: Goa is well connected by air and rail and road.
Madgaon is the nearest rail station.which is about 20 Kms. from this temple.
There is also accommodation facilities available in this temple for the community members.

42 comments:

Anu said...

looks like a nice, typically goan temple..... but we didnt visit this one... in fact, goa was the one place where we didnt visit many temples... not even churches, for that matter!!

Arti said...

The goddess Kamakshi... If I can recollect correctly, she also has a temple in Guwahati..
Beautiful temple and wonderful pics!

chitra said...

Anu,
You can visit at least few temples on your next visit.The thing is people know Goa, more for its beaches and churches.

chitra said...

Arti,
The temple you have mentioned is at Kamakhya in Guwahati. It is a very famous Sakthi Peeta. But I haven't been to that temple yet.

Insignia said...

Its typical of other temples in Goa; seeing the pictures and comparing it with your earlier temples.

Mridula said...

Very beautiful.

....Petty Witter said...

I love photo 8 of the room at the top which is all lit up - beautiful.

SG said...

Nice temple. Nice narration.

chitra said...

Insgnia
The temple structures are almost same except for minor variations. Like all South Indian temples have huge towers,temples in Goa have tall sthambhas in front.

chitra said...

Mridula and SG, thanks for your comments.

chitra said...

PW
I saw your comment on picasa web album too.thanks

Sushma Mallya said...

Beautiful temple...

Samvedna said...

How do you distinguish, because I cant even remembr the difference here in Chennai even ,..to me evrything is so similar.

chitra said...

Thank you Sushma

chitra said...

Samvedana
I don't know how, like a photographic memory I remember and understand all these things faster.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

Hi Chitra,

First of all a huge BIG THANK YOU for all your lovely com[pli]ments on my blog and also for your Birthday wishes. I must tell you that I always look forward to it.
I have heard of Kamakshi temple. But got to know of it more through you. Do you keep traveling and doing various pilgrimages? Wow.

Vijay Kumar Sappatti said...

hi , very good post and interesting one .. something new is learned today . i remember travellingto mangeshi temple in goa.

badhayi kabool kare..

vijay
आपसे निवेदन है की आप मेरी नयी कविता " मोरे सजनवा" जरुर पढ़े और अपनी अमूल्य राय देवे...
http://poemsofvijay.blogspot.com/2010/08/blog-post_21.html

Bikramjit Singh Mann said...

aaap ko na ek travel agency khol leni chahiye... so much info and all for freee WOWOW... everytime i visit i learn about new places to visit.. and now the list is so big I will have to take more holidays than are in my contract...

beautiful ...

chitra said...

Kiran,
I do travel a lot and enjoy it too. Compliments, you deserve them.

chitra said...

Vijay Kumar
Thanks you for the comment .shall chk your kavitayyen.

chitra said...

Travel agency, nice idea.O.k thanks for the suggestion. woh bhi ek tharah ka service ho jayega.:)

anupama said...

Dear Chitra,
Good Evening!
Beautiful photos!Thanks for sharing!Each post introduces the readers to new holy premises.
Wishing you more pilgrimage,
Sasneham,
Anu

R. Ramesh said...

ya chitra ji..me too taking comfort in fact that daughter was not harmed..nanri ya...take care and tell your hubby not to fight with autovalas...my dad's pastime was fighting with them...:)

Haddock said...

Must visit this place once.

Martina said...

Beautiful temple and post - would like to be there now - in Goa! Here, it feels like autumn today, and i miss the sun. Enjoy your time!

chitra said...

Haddock
Welcome and thank you.

chitra said...

Martina,
Goa is such a beautiful place anybody would love to visit it.Thank you for the comment.

Sanand said...

This is my first time on your blog, liked the write up. I have heard a lot about the Madhurai Kamakshi temple but didn't know about this one. So, it was good learning indeed.

Babli said...

I have been to Kamakshi temple in Guwahati but I was not aware of this beautiful temple located in Goa. Very nicely written and I shall visit this temple definitely during my next India trip. I love to travel very much and enjoy each and every post of yours.

chitra said...

Sanand
Welcome to my blog. Madurai is famous for the Meenakshi temple which has the tallest and most beautiful tower. I have written a separate blog on it. Kamakshi, another name for Goddess Parvati is in Kanchipuram in TN.

chitra said...

Babli,
You are blessed if you have visited the temple in Guwahati which is a very famous Sakthi sthala. I think the place is known as Kamakhya. But I haven't been there yet.

Nithu said...

Beautiful temple.

lostworld said...

Goa seems to be abundant in temples.. Something I guess noone ever realizes thanks to other attractions :) Nice pictures Chitra

chitra said...

Nithu & lostworld
Thanks for the comment.

sm said...

beautiful temple
enjoyed the slide show

chitra said...

sm,
thanks.

R. Ramesh said...

boss u r such a sport..thanks again:)

Babli said...

Thanks for your lovely comment.
Awaiting for your new post.

StarTraci said...

Lovely, as always. Chitra, I am so amazed by how many beautiful temples there are and how many you have seen. Thank you for sharing.

:-)
Traci
(formerly 38traci)

Babli said...

Wish you and your family a very Happy Janmashtami.

chitra said...

Traci
I have already read your blog and following you. tc

There are millions of temples and one life is not sufficient. So till possible my pilgrimages would continue.

Anonymous said...

Shri Kamkshi temple is very famous temple at Shiroda Goa. Cores of people visit this temple at New moon day as there is a big Fair there.