Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Mahadeva Temple,Tambdi Surla -Goa

Mahadeva temple in Tambdi Surla, is a 13th century monument  nestled among the foot of Anmod hills in  a small clearing. It is surrounded by dense growth of trees and a there is a small river flowing nearby. The Sivalinga inside the sanctum is intact though centuries have gone by but the Nandi facing the Lord here is headless. That does not deter devotees from offering worship to the  Lord's mount.

The atmosphere in the inner portion of the temple is very strong and magical and  a few minutes of meditation can purify the mind and soul.The brightly glowing oil lamps create a brilliant  aura around the deity.

The  temple is very small but the ornamental work on stone is marvellous. The intricate work on the ceilings, the pillars and tower looks fresh even today.The temple is believed to be built by Kadamba kings who ruled Goa between 12- 14th century.

Mahasivarathri  is celebrated here in a grand manner and thousands gather at the temple to offer worship.

The temple is 65 kms from the capital city of Panaji- Goa




29 comments:

R Niranjan Das said...

Nice little temple with lovely architecture.

www.rajniranjandas.blogspot.in

Martina said...

Dear Chitra, such a magical place is this! IT's one of the slideshows of yours i love best. Have a super day!

SG said...

Thanks for the nice narration. This reminds of Hoysala temple architecture.

Chitra said...

Niranjan , thanks a lot.

Chitra said...

Martina,=- thanks a lot dear..happy you like the my slide show..

Chitra said...

SG- what an observation. This temple has lot of resemblance with the Aihole temple in Karnataka.This temple also lies closer to Karnataka border.

KParthasarathi said...

Thanks to your untiring and extensive travel to different corners of the country,I come to know of many little known but marvelous temples.You are doing a yeoman service in compiling the details of many temples in your blog

P.N. Subramanian said...

Although I have traveled extensively (long back) in Goa, I never came to know about this temple. The pillars are beautifully carved. Thanks for sharing.

chitra said...

KP, thanks for the visit, comment and appreciation.

chitra said...

PNS- thanks a lot.

....Petty Witter said...

Glad to be back with you. As always such a wonderful post, as good if not better than you'd get in a guide book.

Bikramjit said...

:) great photos ..

Sridharan said...

Beautiful Temple..Very well covered Chitra..!

Chitra said...

PW- thanks a lot.

Chitra said...

Bikram- thanks a lot

Chitra said...

Sridharan- thank you.

joy said...

Interesting to see this part of the world! Dropping by from Best post of the week. My entry: I hated my life: willyouhearfromme.blogspotcom

chitra said...

Thank you Joy. Happy to see you here.

ashok said...

how beautiful!

Chitra said...

thanks Ashok.

R. Ramesh said...

chitraji..u can never be lazy...v all c how hard working u r..thanks n best wishes

Harish said...

Thanks for sharing...

chitra said...

Thanks Rameshji for the kind words which has filled my heart with happiness.

Insignia said...

Goa means its always been beaches and churches. You bring a different perspective to Goa Chitra ma'am. Good pictures as always

chitra said...

Hi Insignia, Happy to see you and your comment.

....Petty Witter said...

Stopping by to say hello.

sm said...

beautiful architecture

Team G Square said...

Lovely temple .

Sridharan said...

Lovely temple indeed.. well captured Chitra..!