Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Shri Datta Mandir Goa

The Shri Pandurang devasthan, Murlidhar temple and Shri Datta mandir are the tree main devasthan in Sanquelim town, which is located on the banks of the river Valavanti. On one side of the river bank Shri Pandurang temple is located while on the opposit side, some metres away the mandir of God Shri Datta is located. To the either sides of the mahadwar stand beautiful Ashwath trees. The temple has big mandap, garbhagruha and a chawk.





In this temple of Sanquelim the idol of Shri Datta is three headed with six hands seen on the high seat. On the lower part of the sasana another panchdhatu idol of Shri Datta with single head is placed. This idol is known as Utsav murt.




At this devasthan any religious ritual or performance is held under strict discipline and also of taking darshan of Shri Datta. Devotees usually ring the bell when they enter in the temple before taking darshan of the deity. But this devasthan is an exception to it. There is no provision for ringing bell. The devasthan is a model of discipline, peaceful atmosphere and in addition the natural beauty make the special feature of this devasthan.