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.


40 comments:

Kiran Bajaj Sawhney said...

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

Mridula said...

Lovely pictures Chitra.

R. Ramesh said...

my dear friend mridula is abs right..:)

A said...

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

Team G Square said...

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 .

chitra said...

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.

chitra said...

Mridula, thanks
Ramesh, thanks.

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

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 .

Insignia said...
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Insignia said...

chitra,

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

Im curious :)

Abhilash said...

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.

Martina said...

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!

Bikramjit said...

:) 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

Arti said...

Beautiful pics, loved visiting it through your post :)

chitra said...

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.

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

Bikram, thanks . that is a nice compliment

chitra said...

Arti, thanks a lot.

Asha said...

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!!

aipi said...

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

chitra said...

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

sm said...

beautiful temple
nice pics

Archana said...

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?

Sridharan said...

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

chitra said...

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.

chitra said...

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

chitra said...

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

jayarajmurukkumpuzha said...

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

Martina said...

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

chitra said...

Jayaraj, thanks .

chitra said...

Martina. thanks dear.

R. Ramesh said...

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

chitra said...

Ramesh, sure...,dear friend.

pundalik shenoy said...

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.

sairobis said...

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 ?

sairobis said...

Madam I mean the third temple on your blog

Anonymous said...

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/why-damodar-is-lord-shiva-only-in-goa/articleshow/58320946.cms

Anonymous said...

https://m.timesofindia.com/city/goa/why-damodar-is-lord-shiva-only-in-goa/articleshow/58320946.cms