Sunday, April 28, 2013

Margao

Margao is the second largest city by population and the commercial and cultural capital of the Indian state of Goa. It is the administrative headquarters of the Salcete taluka and the South Goa district.Some of the city suburbs include Pajifond, Aquem, Gogol, Borda, Malbhat, Kharebandh, Old Market, Navelim and Comba, the last two being the oldest parts of the city.

Margao in pre-Portuguese times was one of the important settlements in Salcete and known as Matha Grama (the village of Mathas) as it was a temple town with nine Mathas in temple schools.

The initial settlement of Margao grew from the site of the ancient Damodar Temple. The original temple was demolished and the temple tank was filled up to be replaced by the Holy Spirit church and church grounds

Places to See in Margao (Tourist Attractions)

Abade Faria Road and Padre Miranda Road


Fatima Convent (near the municipal square)
Clergy Home along arterial Padre (Pe.) Miranda Road
Clube Harmonia (Clube de Margao)
Agha Khan’s Children’s Park
Childrens Park besides City Hall

The early 20th century municipal building The recently-beautified Anna Fonte (natural springs)
The Old Market or Mercado Velho
Old Market - Margao

Margao city hall
Margao City Hall

The ‘Closed’ Market called, in the Portuguese language, Mercado de Afonso de Albuquerque or in Konkani as “Pimplapedd” or “Pimpalakatta,”
Sat Burzam Ghor – means “House of Seven Roofs”.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Temples of Goa





List of Goa Temples

    Aadhdeivait Shreekeshavdev, Ponda(केशवदेव)

    Adimaya Sheshti Shantadurga temple, Dongri
    Anant temple, Savoi Verem(मदनंत)
    Azoba temple, Kerim(आजोबा)
    Bhagvati temple, Parcem(भगवती)
    Bhagvati Sapteshwar temple, Mandrem(भगवती सप्तेशवर)
    Bhagvati temple, Pernem(भगवती)
    Bhagvati temple, Tuyem, Pernem(भगवती)
    Bhagwati Chimbelkareen temple, Marcela(भगवती)
    Bhoomika Devasthan, Paliyem(भुमिका)
    Bhoomika temple, Saal
    Bhoomikadevi temple, Halarna/Alorna(भुमिका)
    Bhumika Devasthan, Kasarpal
    Brahmadev temple, Brahmakarmali(ब्रह्मदेव)
    Chamundadevi temple, Orgao-Pilgao
    Chandreshwar Boothnath, Quepem ( चन्द्रेश्वर भुतनाथ )
    Dakkan Devi temple, Peddem, Loliem(दख्खनदेवी)
    Damodar temple, Vasco da Gama
    Datta temple, Sanquelim(दत्त)
    Dev Mahamaya temple, Dharghe(महामाया)
    Devi Mauli temple, Menkurem(माउली)
    Devkikrishna temple, Marcela(देवकी कृष्ण)
    Dhareshwari Mahalsa temple, Dharbandora(धारेश्वरी महालसा)
    Gajalakshmi temple, Marcela(गज्यांतलक्ष्मी)
    Gajalakshmi temple, Volvoi(गज्यांतलक्ष्मी)
    Gokarn Partagali Jevottam Math(गोकर्ण पर्तगाळी मठ)
    Gomant Tirupati Balaji, Kunkoliem(गोमंत बालाजी)
    Gomentashwar temple, Brahmapuri(गोमंतेश्वर)
    Hanuman temple, Merces
    Kaalbhairav temple, Dhargali(काळभैरव)
    Kalika temple, Kasarpal
    Kamakshi temple, Shiroda(कामाक्षी रायेश्वर)
    Kamleshwar Maharudra temple, Corgao(कमळेश्वर)
    Kamleshwar temple, Corgao(कमळेश्वर)
    Kamleshwar-Khapreshwar temple, sada
    Karmali devi temple, Karmali
    Kelbayee temple, Mulgao
    Kopal-Ganapati temple Kaswada(गणपति)
    Kudneshwar temple, Kudne, Sanquelim(कुडणेश्वर)
    Lairayee temple, Shirgaon(लईराई)
    Lakshminarayan Mahamaya temple, Nagoa
    Lakshminarayana and Gramadeva temple, Khola, Canacona
    Lakshminarayan temple, Narvem
    Lakshminarayan temple, Navelim
    Lakshminarayan IsvantiBrahan, Sada
    Laxmi Narasinh temple, Veling(नरसिंह)
    Laxminarayan temple, Kundaim(लक्ष्मीनारायण)
    Mahadev Khapri temple, Belabai
    Mahadev temple, Bondoomaal(महादेव)
    Mahadev temple, Kasarvarnem(महादेव)
    Mahadev temple, Makdaye(महादेव)
    Mahadev Temple, Tambdi Surla(महादेव)
    Mahaganapati temple,Khandola(महागणपती)
    Mahalaxmi temple, Bandora ( महालक्ष्मी )
    Mahalaxmi temple, Corgaon
    Mahalaxmi temple, Paliyem(महालक्ष्मी)
    Mahalaxmi temple, Panjim
    Mahalsadevi temple, Madhlamaaz, Mandrem(म्हाळसा)
    Mahamaya Kalika Devasthan Kasarpal( श्री संस्थान महामाया कालिका )
    Maharudda temple, Mapusa
    Malikarjun temple, Canacona
    Mandodari temple, Betki(मंदोदरी)
    Mangueshi Temple( मांगिरिश महारुद्र ), Mangueshim / Priol
    Mauli temple, Varkhand(माउली)
    Morzai temple, Morjim(मोरजाई)
    Naguesh temple, Bandora ( नागेश महारुद्र )
    Narayandev temple, Arambol/Harmal(नारायण)
    Navadurga temple, Adcona(नवदुर्गा)
    Navadurga temple, Borim(नवदुर्गा)
    Navadurga,Poinguinim
    Navdurga temple, Madkai(नवदुर्गा)
    Nirankar temple, Mashem
    Pandurang temple, Sanquelim(पांडूरंग)
    Paramdham Omkar temple, Cunchelim
    ParshuramTemple, Painguinim( परशुराम )
    Radhakrishna Murlidhar temple, Sanquelim(राधाकृष्ण मुरलीधर)
    Ram Mandir, Colvale(राम)
    Ramnath temple, Bandora ( रामनाथ )
    Rudresh temple, Harvalem ( रुद्रेश्वर )
    Sainath temple, Borim(साईनाथ)
    Saptakoteshwar temple, Naroa ( सप्तकोटीश्वर )
    Shanta Durga temple ( शांतादुर्गा ), Kavlem
    Shantadurga Chamundeshwar Kudtoree Mahamaya, Quepem(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga Cuncolikaren, Fatorpa(शांतादुर्गा कुंकळ्ळीकरीण)
    Shantadurga Fatorpekarin, Fatorpa(शांतादुर्गा फातर्पेकरीण))
    Shantadurga Kalangutkarin temple,(शांतादुर्गा कळंगुटकरीण)Nanora
    Shantadurga Kumbarjuwarkareen, Marcela(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga Lakshmi-Narsingh Sankhlyo temple, Sancoale
    Shantadurga Mauli temple, Varkhand(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga Sankhvaleshwari, Gothana, Veling(शांतादुर्गा शंखवाळेश्वरी)
    Shantadurga Talaulikareen temple, Marcela(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga temple, Amona(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga temple, Norve, Dicholi, Bicholem(शांतादुर्गा Pilankarin)
    Shantadurga temple, Dharagalim(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga temple, Khandepar(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga temple, Nanora(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shantadurga Verlakareen temple(शांतादुर्गा)
    Shivnath temple, Shiroda(शिवनाथ)
    sharvani Devastan, Advalpal
    Shree Betal temple ( बेताळ ) temple, Amona, goa
    Shree Bhrahma Vishnu Mahesh Temple, Agastipur-Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Bhutnath Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Damodar Saunsthan, Zambaulim
    Shree Dev Bodgeshwar, Mapusa
    Shree Dev Rashtroli, Mapusa
    Shree Krishna Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree ladbai Sateri Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree laxminarayan Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Mahalasa ( महालसा नारायणी ) temple, Mardol
    Shree Mahalaxmi Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Narayan Dev Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Ravalnath Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Shanteri Temple,(श्री सा्तेरी) Neturli, Goa
    Shree Suryanarayan Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Shree Vithal Rakhumai Temple, Talaulim Ponda
    Sitaram temple, Dongri
    Tapobhoomi, Kundai(तपोभुमि)
    Vamneshwar temple, Dhavli(वामनेश्वर)
    Vanadevi temple, Mulgao
    Vetal Maharudra temple, Mulgao
    Venkatesh temple, Nanora
    Vetaldevi temple, Poinguinim
    Vijaydurga temple, Keri(विजयादुर्गा)
    Vimleshwar temple, Rivona ( विमलेश्वर )
    Vithoba temple, Mapusa

Friday, April 5, 2013

Skydiving on Sinquerim beach

Being one of the most scenic beaches, Sinquerim beach attracts hordes of tourists. Starting from Fort Aguada, the Sinquerim beach is the first beach in North Goa in the continuing series of beaches followed by Candolim Beach. Located around 19 km from Bardez, the beach is also famous for being the first to boast of luxurious beach resorts along its shores.