Goa has some important temples. They are noted for its architectural beauty.
Shri Manguesh Temple is 22 kilometers from Panaji at Pricol. This small temple is devoted to Lord Shiva is elegant. The high white tower is beautiful.
Shri Shantadurga Temple at Kavlem, an impressive idol of Goddess Durga is worshipped here, the idol of Shantadurga, in tranquility, with Lord Vishnu and Lord Shiva on each side. There are lodgings available in the Agrasalas.
Shri Mahalaxmi Temple at Bandora is four kilometers off Ponda, 37 kilometer off Panaji. The Goddess of Shakti cult is venerated here. The Goddess Mahalakshmi was adored here by Shilahara rulers. Another characteristic is that there are eighteen idols of Vishnu in wood in here. The statue of Mahalaxmi made in black stone is a marvel.
Bandora is four kilometers away from Ponda. Lord Shiva is the deity of importance in this temple. Elaborate wooden carvings with Ramayana themes on one side and images of Ashtadikpal and Gandharva on the other side are a characteristic.
Shri Bagavathi Temple is situated 7 kilometers from Penem. This is a complex of five temples. This is some 500 years old. The entrance is flanked by two life-sized mammoths in black stone. The statue of Goddess Bhagavathi Ashtabhuja is impressive.
Shri Mahalsa at Mardol is just one kilometer off the Shri Manguesh temple, is known for Gomantaka fulfilling the wishes of the devotees.
Sri Chandranath at Quepem is atop the steep hill at some 350 meters height. The attractions of the temple are the Shivlings carved in stone which oozes water on full moon days.
Brahma Temple at Carambolim, Shri Damodar temple at Zambaulim, Shri Datta Mandir in Bicholim, Shri Gopal Ganapathi temple at Ponda, Shri Kalikadevi Mandir in Bichilim, Shri Saptakoteswar mandir at Bicholim, Shri Mallikarjuna in Canacona and Shri Mahadeva temple in Sangem are all esteemed temples in Goa India.