Sunday, November 14, 2010

Nagesh temple- Ponda, Goa

 Nagesh  Maharudra temple is  yet another Siva temple in Bandora village  in Ponda. . This temple also houses Lakshmi Narayana and Ganesha shrines. The temple was built in 1780 AD

Nagesh Lingam here is a swayambhu( self.-manifestation) believed to have miraculous powers.
The history of the temple is not known. This temple was  left untouched during the religious persecution by the Portuguese rulers. There are inscriptions in the temple which throws light on the antiquity of the temple. The mandapam in front of the temple has intricate wooden carvings which depict various stories from Hindu epics.

Shri Nagesh Maharudra temple is situated on Fermagude-Kavalem-Ponda road.
Location of the temple is provided along with labels. For other posts on Goa temples On My Pilgrimage click here



How to reach: Nearest railway station Madgaon . Ponda is 16 Kms. from the railway station.
Dabolim is the airport in Goa.
Accommodation - Most of the temples have accommodation facilities for the community members. Budget and luxury hotels are available here.



55 comments:

bhagyareema said...

I love going to this temple especially to watch the reflections in the pond, especially during night time. Having Kokam kadi in the canteen in the temple premises is another favourite ;)

Insignia said...

The pond is beautiful...One more virtual pilgrimage for me :) thank you

chitra said...

Bhagyareema
I should have taken a pic. with the reflection of temple in that pond. I got only the opp. side of the temple.
I too had kokam kadi in 2-3 places and I loved the coolant as our visit was in peak of summer.

chitra said...

Insignia,
Welcome dear, Nice to know you enjoyed the trip.

Mridula said...

That reflection in the water is captivating!

indicaspecies said...

Lovely pictures.

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

I would second Insignia. Through your blog, readers like me are getting virtual pilgrimage. Bless you.

anupama said...

Dear Chitra,
Good Evening!
I had been to this temple.What a beautiful traditional architecture.The temple tank is lovely.In the temples of Kerala I always stand near the temple well and admire and feel the beauty of cool water.Most of the temples have huge tanks.
Chitra,you can put up next post on Shree Ayyappa Temple as Mandalam starts on Wednesday.[17th Wednesday].
You missed SHREE AYYAPPA TEMPLE,in Vasco-da-Gama.
Wishing you more pilgrimage,
Sasneham,
Anu

Archana said...

Very typical Goan! The lamps in the hall hanging from the ceilings are European-like and the domes show the influence of Islamic architecture, while terracotta tiled roofs are very Konkanese-Kerala type. The lamp tower in front is somewhat like the one in front of Shanta-Durga temple, though smaller. There are some temples in Goa which have survived the Portuguese rule and this one is one amongst them. It is reflective of the diverse cultural elements of Goa.

chitra said...

Mridula , Thank you .

chitra said...

Celine, Thanks a lot.

chitra said...

Kiran ,
I am happy you are doing virtual pilgrimage of temples I visit. You words are really encouraging. God bless you too.

chitra said...

Archana,
You are right. It is a typical Kerala - Konkani structure and the European style of lamps I found in other temples too.

Anonymous said...

If I remember correct there is a huge holy pond opposite temple And the image of God is visible within the pond if the water is still.
I guess I have posted about the same within my blog. Anyways, Thanks for writing. Thanks for sharing.
- Memories rewind

....Petty Witter said...

This temple looks so tranquil.

chitra said...

Appu, didn't you see the pond among the photos. it is very much there. i remember your post too.

chitra said...

Anu,
Last year I had already made a post on Ayyappa temple of Tripunithura. If possible I would make one this year too.Thanks for the suggestion.
I will certainly go to Ayyapa temple in Goa on my next visit.

Anonymous said...

Oops, I missed the photo because of slow internet connection I guess. Anyways, now I have seen the same. Thanks again.

chitra said...

PW,
Thanks for the comment.

SG said...

As usual, very nice write up about Nagesh Temple. The Deepasthamba looks different than any others I have seen so far.

sm said...

beautiful pond
excellent slide show.

A said...

Beautiful. Excellent description.

Keep coming them in. It is surprising to see how many temples we have in India.

chitra said...

SG,
Deepasthambha in this temple is a bit small and has images of various Gods and Goddess on it.

chitra said...

A,Thanks. I think there millions of temples in India. I have been able to see only a few. One life is not sufficient to cover all this.

chitra said...

Appu, I was sure you had missed it. Now you have seen it I am happy.

chitra said...

sm, thanks you.

Sridharan said...

The woods behind the Pond is beautiful.. I feel like walking into it..interesting post Chitra..

chitra said...

Thanks Sridhar,
I am sure, you would have moved into the woods and clicked hundreds of photos :)

Shrikrishna Meena said...

Liked the big trees standing at the gate side of water pool... Greenery Rocks!!!

Sushma Mallya said...

lovely Chitra everytime I visit ur space it reminds me of my temple visit, I just recently visited al the temples in goa ..just feel like going again looking at the pics:)

R. Ramesh said...

thanks for the beautiful virtual pilgrimage..u really really doing a gr8 job here buddy..god bless..cheers

StarTraci said...

I love the green and white bridge leading to the reflection pool. So beautiful and so peaceful. I think one must feel very close to God there. I know I would!
:-)
Traci

aipi said...

Wow..thanks for the wonderful tour..lovely pictures..!

US Masala

Anu said...

Its beautiful!!!

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

once again beautiful narration and pictures... aashamsakal....

Babli said...

Wonderful temple. I liked the pond very much. Lovely pictures.

Aarti said...

stumbled on your blog and loving reading your journeys..

Wow, i visited goa, but dint know of this temple... it looks beautiful.. the pond especially....:)

Martina said...

Goa must be so beautiful - have heard a lot about it! Wouldn't mind to beam myself over - it's so cold here now! Enjoy your time chitra!

chitra said...

SKM,thanks
Sushma,Thanks , Did you visit Goa recently?that is is really nice.

chitra said...

Ramesh and Traci, thanks, dear friends

chitra said...

aipi and Anu, thank you.

chitra said...

Jayraj thanks
Babli- longtime, no see ... happy to see you .

chitra said...

Aarti, welcome to my blog.Happy to see your comment.

chitra said...

Martina,I know its freezing cold in your place. Goa is a nice place to enjoy the sun bathed beaches, I enjoyed it a lot.

Santosh Bangar said...

very beautiful temple the pond and there by side greenrary is kooing suparb.
hi Chitra i want to share the awards with u pl collect them

chitra said...

Thanks a bunch Santhosh. shall collect it soon.

Bikramjit said...

beautiful :) loved the visual tour of the place :)

Thanks

Bikram's

subu.ps said...

Nice one Chitra ji!! When did you visit Goa. Right now I am also writing posts on the beautiful Goan beaches and the Konkan. I went there last month.

Thanks and regards
Subu.ps

chitra said...

Bikram,thanks a bunch.

chitra said...

subu, I went there in May. Was there for about 4 days,loved the trip.I shall check your posts too. I love reading about Goa and its beaches.

Rajlakshmi said...

you have been to so many beautiful places :D
lovely pictures :D

chitra said...

Rajalakshmi,thanks a lot.

R. Ramesh said...

thanks chitra ji..u r a gr8 friend..

hummer said...

I have been thinking a lot about you and your country lately. Sorry I have not been to comment lately. I love the temples and the beautiful sensitive way you present them.Will be back

chitra said...

Frances,
Frances, I perfectly understand, I was also thinking about your long absence. Hope you are keeping well. See you. take care.