Shri Mangeshi Mandir, dedicated to Bhagavan Manguesh, an incarnation of Shiva, is one of the largest and most frequently visited temples in Goa. The 400-year-old temple stands out with its simple yet exquisitely elegant structure. The temple’s pillars are considered to be the most beautiful among all temples in Goa. A beautiful seven-storeyed ‘deepa stambha’ (ornamental lamp tower) stands at the gate of the temple complex.
The temple is a fusion of Indo-Portuguese architecture, with pyramid-shaped ‘shikaras’ rising on the roofs of the entrance and main halls, roman-arched windows with stained-glass panes, and chandeliers and gate-posts. The maroon-peach-white exterior gives the temple an air of absolute serenity.
The Bhagwati Devi Temple complex has five temples. The main temple being that of Bhagawati Devi, while the other temples are those of Sateri Devi, Shri Dev Ravalnath, Shri Dev Bhivangi Panchakshari and Brahma (Shri Vishnu, Shri Ganapati, Shri Shankar). The unique feature of the Bhagawati Devi Temple is that it has two ‘Deepa Stambhas’ (ornamental lamp towers).
7 kms from Valpoi, in the village of Brahma Carambolim, this shrine belongs to the 5th century A.D. It is one of the few temples dedicated to Lord Brahma found in India.
Situated 26 kms. from Panaji at Farmagudi, Ponda, amidst beautiful natural surroundings, near Bandora.. The stone image of Gopal Ganapati was discovered by herdsmen while grazing cattle near the hill and later installed in a small shrine with a thatched roof. The temple with the idol made of metal alloy was consecrated on April 24, 1966.