Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Damodar temple Zambaulim -Goa

Damodar temple, belonging to GSB community (Gowda Saraswath Brahmins), is dedicated to Lord Shiva and is situated in Zambaulim, 22kms from Madgaon. It is situated on the banks of  river Kushavati . The holy water of the river is believed to cure skin diseases.

There is also an idol of Lakshmi Narayana inside the sanctum. There are shrines for  Goddess Chamundeshwari  and  Siva  on either side of the main temple.  

The enchanting idol of Lord Siva was consecrated at the present site after the Portuguese demolished  the original temple  in 1567. Both Christians and Hindus here rever Lord Damodar.

Accommodation facilities are available in the temple complex for the community members.
For other temples in Goa- view here.


38 comments:

  1. Holy Water cures skin diseases. wow.
    The pictures show it to be neat and quite different.

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  2. my dear friend mridula is abs right..:)

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  3. I been there...at least one place you listed where I also been to.

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  4. Wonderful temple, there are so many such temple in Goa. Best part is our family temple is also in Goa , which guarantees a trip every year .

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  5. Kiran, thanks a lot. It is going to be a year since my Goa visit, a few more posts are remaining hence decided to complete that.

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  6. Mridula, thanks
    Ramesh, thanks.

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  7. That would have been a good reminder for you. thanks A.

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  8. TGS,
    My kuldevata temple is also there in Goa . But I visited Goa for the first time last year.I would like to visit it once more. There are lot of sites yet to be explored .

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  10. chitra,

    You mention its a Shiva temple. But I see sangu, chakram and namam in one photo :)

    Im curious :)

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  11. so exploration is now at Goa, that is great. Damodar temple looks nice with its construction.What was the prasad distributed in the temple? here in kerala it is chandanam for normal devotees and prasadam as aval and malar for people who pay cash as dakshina :)

    In north we used to get kalkandam and boondi irrespective of whether a devotee provides dakshina.

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  12. Hi Chitra, this looks like a nice place to explore! Have been very busy the last days, that is why i'm late ;) Hope you have a good time and wish you lots of luck and happieness for the day!

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  13. :) as always you know I dont need to go on any religious YAtra or anything I got your blog to do that in the comfort of my own house ...

    Thank you ..

    Bikram's

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  14. Beautiful pics, loved visiting it through your post :)

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  15. Insignia, It is a Shiva temple. But there is a deity of Vishnu inside sanctum of Lord Lakshmi Narayana. A mix of both Shiva - Vishnu cult. Actually Damodar is Krishna's name . I do not know how Shiva is known by that name.

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  16. Visited Goa last year. Yet to complete my post on Goa temples.
    Prasadam I got only theertham:( nothing else.

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  17. Martina, work kept me away from all of you.
    I am happy to see you here. Have a nice day ahead.

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  18. Bikram, thanks . that is a nice compliment

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  19. There's excellent picture quality in your photos.

    Your blog serves as a guide for anybody wanting to go on a pilgrimage. Good work! keep Up!!

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  20. Beautiful temple- thanks for sharing the gorgeous pictures Chitra.
    US Masala

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  21. Asha, thanks for the encouraging words.
    aipi, thanks a lot.

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  22. Sorry Chitra, I have been caught up with other matters. This is an interesting temple.

    Do Christians visit the temple? Do they pray there or just visit? Are these the local villagers?

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  23. Interesting Temple Chitra.. an example of religious harmony ...points out the truth that Forms are many, But God is one..!

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  24. Archana, It is ok. Even i was away on tour.

    The God here is worshiped by the Christians too.That is what the locals told me.

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  25. Sridharan, All the different religions are created by man only. If he can grow above this, it is really great.

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  26. sm thanks , didn't see your comment. sorry!!

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  27. beautiful temple , nice photos...... congrats....

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  28. So beautiful, this temple here! Have a great traveling week Chitra!

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  29. hi chitra ji..nice to hear fm u...stayy connected..wishes

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  30. Ramesh, sure...,dear friend.

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  31. Damodar is kuldevata for many GSB comuunity
    The deity is worshiped by all the sects and
    many other religions.Almighty's presence is
    felt by all.

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  32. Madam can u pls tell me the third photo of the temple in water- where and which temple is that ? I am keen on visiting that temple is it in Goa ?

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  33. Madam I mean the third temple on your blog

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